Category: Encryption

Canadian police cracks Datalocker encrypted drive

According to the RCMP newsletter, after two and half years of trying to get in, Canadian police in Saskatchewan has managed to crack a hardware encrypted device storing child porn inside, this is the first time the police has managed to crack this particular device. An article in …

Police cracks encryption software CrypticDisk and Acer

New top secret documents leaked by Snowden (link below) reveal that GCHQ, Britain’s spy agency, has a team to reverse engineering popular encryption software and they routinely collaborate with British police when they come across encrypted data during the course of an investigation. Since it is not needed to explain in court …

Linux live CD with encryption InvestiGateIX

Debian based InvestiGateIX is an open source operating system for investigative journalists to maintain digital archives without having to use cloud services for data storage. The idea is that since many cloud providers have an NSA backdoor or they could be compromised by malicious hackers, InvestiGateIX gets rid of the need for hosting …

Dividing encryption keys with Secret Sharp Shamir Secret

Secret Sharp is a free Windows program based on the Shamir Secret Sharing scheme, a way to divide the decryption key to distribute it in between multiple participants. Data decryption is not possible without more than one share, if one of the keys were to be compromised it would be useless to decrypt anything …

Public key encryption with CyberSafe Top Secret

CyberSafe Top Secret is a commercial program made in Russia to encrypt files, folders and partitions, it can be used to create virtual encrypted drives or encrypt a full partition or removable media (USB thumbdrive) where everything stored is automatically ciphered. The program’s source code is available for download …

List of Truecrypt compatible encryption software

In light of recent news about Truecrypt being no longer developed, I compiled a list of other encryption programs that are compatible with it. If you have data that was archived with Truecrypt for long term storage, you should be able to decrypt it with any of the …

Windows AES256-bit file encryption with QuickCrypt

QuickCrypt is a small portable Windows program to encrypt and securely wipe your files, this freeware program is very easy to use, implementing an encryption algorithm that is uncrackable, AES256-bit, if you lose your password there is no way to get your file back. To run QuickCrypt you will need to have …