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Ccrypt
Computer languages C  +
Full description 'ccrypt' is a utility for encrypting and d'ccrypt' is a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams. It was designed to replace the standard Unix 'crypt' utility, which is notorious for using a very weak encryption algorithm. 'ccrypt' is based on the Rijndael cipher, which is the U.S. government's chosen candidate for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). This cipher is believed to provide very strong security. Unlike unix crypt, the algorithm provided by ccrypt is not symmetric (one must specify whether to encrypt or decrypt). Encryption and decryption depend on a user-supplied keyword (key phrase). Keywords can be any number of characters; all characters are significant (although ccrypt internally hashes the key to 256 bits). Longer keywords provide better security, since they are less likely to be discovered by exhaustive search.ely to be discovered by exhaustive search.
Homepage URL http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/  +
Interface command-line  +
Is GNU false  +
Keywords cryptography  + , encryption  + , AES  + , crypt  + , decryption  + , ccrypt  + , Rijndael  + , Advanced Encrytion Stand  +
Last review by Janet Casey +
Last review date 30 March 2004  +
License GPLv2orlater +
License verified by Janet Casey  +
License verified date 28 November 2001  +
Name ccrypt  +
Real name Peter Selinger  +
Related projects Aesutil +
Resource URL mailto:selinger@users.sourceforge.net  +
Resource audience Bug Tracking  + , Developer  + , Support  +
Resource kind E-mail  +
Revisionid 7,652  +
Revisiontimestamp 12 April 2011 11:49:48  +
Revisionuser User:WikiSysop +
Role Maintainer  +
Security encryption  +
Short description Encryption utility  +
Submitted by Database conversion +
Submitted date 1 April 2011  +
Use security  +
User level none  +
Version comment 1.7 stable released 2004-03-30
Version date 30 March 2004  +
Version download http://ccrypt.sourceforge.net/download/ccrypt-1.7.tar.gz  +
Version identifier 1.7  +
Version status stable  +
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EmailThis property is a special property in this wiki. selinger@users.sourceforge.net  +
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