I’m proud to announce the new release of Krypta! There are quite a few changes: first I migrated the source code for the Windows version from Java to C# for a more native compatibility with the Windows OS; also I plan to eventually try to place Krypta on the Windows Store, once Windows 10 comes out. One more major improvement is the (experimental) auto update ability. To make Krypta more professional, I have added an auto update feature that will run everytime you start the program. If there is an update, it should tell you and allow you to update without having to repurchase the program. Like I said, it is experimental and may not work properly, so if you are forced to repurchase, I apologize, however it is only $2.00. Depending on how large of a file you are encrypting, Krypta may not respond for a brief period of time. This is normal as it is encrypting with 700,000+ iterations. Please be patient.
Next comes the UI improvements: All passwords are now masked with the symbol for pi (π) by default. The keyfile is also masked by default. The new default for encryption is to use all three passwords instead of one. The Java versions should be faster and more responsive because I improved the algorithm by hashing the passwords. And if a keyfile is used the keyfile is hashed and combined with the password hashes. I’ve also added some new icons for the menu bar options. Finally, I’ve added 5 decryption attempts to the decryption algorithms. All this does is, if you try to decrypt a file and all five attempts fail, the program will close because the attempts were unauthorized. All you have to do is reopen the program and try again. This is just a security precaution and I may later add the ability to delete the file if all five attempts are unauthorized. I hope this will make an attacker’s life more difficult if they try to decrypt your files/volumes.
The Windows version is already live and available to purchase here. The new version works on both 32-bit and 64-bit machines, and includes the auto-update feature.
The Mac and Linux versions are still in development. Due to Apple’s tightening grip on the App Store, I am removing Krypta from the App Store. Once I implement the auto-update feature in the Java code, I will release the new Mac version, a .deb package, and hopefully, a .rpm package for Linux distributions.
The source code is still available at sourceforge.
If you wish to pay in cryptocurrencies, send me an email, with the subject being what kind of purchase you are making, telling me which platform you want to purchase, which currency you want to use, and the address you will be sending it from.
So for instance is you want to make a bitcoin purchase of the Windows version, the subject line will say, “Bitcoin purchase” and the body of the email will state that you want to purchase the Windows version of Krypta, and your bitcoin address, so I can verify where the money is coming from and when I receive payment. Once I receive payment, I will reply to your email, sending you the app. Please allow, at most 72 hours for me to receive payment, and send you the app. I know these cryptocurrency transactions are faster than that, but I may not be able to respond right away.
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