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Sep 29, 2017 at 12:03 am #9034238
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The key does not work.Sep 29, 2017 at 2:38 am #9034954
Kryptel werkt voortreffelijk. Het is wel een gedoe om de “key” te laten werken. Extensie is ‘edc’Sep 29, 2017 at 2:56 am #9035050
Thanks, Ashraf!Sep 29, 2017 at 3:50 am #9035379
Thanks Kryptel and SOS/Ashraf! This is a very good encryption program. Easy to use, I like the context menu options.
Thanks again!Sep 29, 2017 at 8:50 am #9036927
Thanks. Ok Windows 10 x64 Pro. Noticed when finished installation it says version 18.104.22.168Sep 29, 2017 at 11:16 am #9037479
I heard about Kryptel in a friend’s company. The software is very good.
GratefulSep 29, 2017 at 4:21 pm #9038155
I’m growing weary of all those “corporations” pushing out critical software, and not even feeling they have an obligation to tell their proepective customers who they are. We don’t know zilch about “Inv Softworks”. We don’t know who owns it, who manages it, when it was established ; we don’t have an email, an address or a phone number ; heck, we don’t even know in what country they are.
There’s no such information to be found on their website. If I’m going to encrypt precious files with some program (and therefore risk losing them forever if I can’t decrypt them), I need to have a modicum of trust in the company providing the software. I also need to have a full-fledged manual, or comprehensive online help : there’s no such thing on their website. The short, purported “technical papers” which are offered are not a substitute for this, and I’m not sure they even qualify as technical papers.
For such software, I’d also need to have a public forum, where I can ask for assistance, read answers to previous questions, and evaluate the developers’ qualifications and readiness to help by examining their answers. A blank, mysterious online form for assistance, which I have no way to know whether it will even bring an answer the day I will need one, does not fill that void.
A quick online search for Inv Softworks brings up a hex editor named Flex Hex, developed by a similarly-named company. The only information on that website is a 1999 foundation date and a PO box address in Seattle, USA. However, the search also brings up a file and security certificate database referencing a company with that name in… St Petersburg, Russia.Sep 29, 2017 at 8:05 pm #9038550
I thought there was a way to install this as a “portable” version, but I don’t see it. If I install it straight to USB and attempt to run any .EXE from there it gives me an error msg saying can’t run the “desktop” version from a USB. Anyway, did I miss something or is the portable version entirely separate from the SharewareOnSale giveaway?Sep 30, 2017 at 12:17 am #9038957
No problem with the installation and the easy to follow tutorial.Sep 30, 2017 at 12:51 am #9039016
Pacific Business Center, Seattle, 98124-1069, United States of America
P.O. Box 34069 #381
kryptel.comSep 30, 2017 at 3:29 am #9040452
Sorry, Hadrianus, but who are you ? Do you belong to Shareware on Sale management, and is this an official answer ?
That’s the post box I was referring to. A post box in a “business center” does not generate a lot of trust. Anyone can buy such a postal address.
Where does your information come from ? It’s nowhere to be found on http://www.kryptel.com.
Flex Hex editor published by a company with a similar name (but no mention of Kryptel) :
Similarly-named company located in Russia :
https://www.reasoncoresecurity.com/signer-inv-softworks-llc-3e6406be1aa08f05347f12fb3f5e1550.aspxSep 30, 2017 at 3:42 am #9040581
[@Clairvaux] Clairvaux i am in total agreement with the points you made ,the one i am trying to make is that many of the programs we get are in fact made by government agencies and have the purpose of opening “back doors”to you computer or later for further inspection ,since you install the programs yourself they are not in breach of any laws , some of the “companies making the programs dont exist neither do they have an address ,especially with this type of software knowing where the program comes from and who is involved in its production is just as important as what the program is suppose to do . Read all their instructions well then read between the lines and decide for yourself how safe you think this program really is .Notice that some parameters in the program are fixed so even though you make a password certain parameters cannot be increased.Sep 30, 2017 at 5:33 pm #9045120
SoS download hub for this failed, had to go to the Manual d/l.
Version came through as 7.6.1 Standard, not the one listed.
(It was the 2nd. field for registration entry, not the 3rd. one that had seemed more likely.)
During install, something flashed by mentioning something like “Opening Firewall Rules.” Say WHAT ? I’m not running a firewall app; my “firewall” is the one built into my router.
Clairvaux and “Jerry Lewis” raise some valid points. Think I’ll have to give this one the heave-ho. There are vetted and Open Source alternatives out there . . . .Oct 1, 2017 at 5:19 am #9049591
The one i am trying to make is that many of the programs we get are in fact made by government agencies and have the purpose of opening “back doors”
I wouldn’t go that far, although there may certainly be some fly-by-night outfits trying to abusively download private data for their own use. And if they are in countries where the government routinely uses criminals for their own purposes (such as Russia), that’s an added concern.
But without going there, security is difficult to get right. The building bricks may be available for everybody to use, but cryptography is an art of execution, and one that demands trust. As countless audits show regularly, even the best developers can leave vulnerabilities in their products that are not detected immediately. There’s an ethos with cryptography that goes hand in hand with transparency. Not knowing who you buy from (even if it’s free) is annoying in that context.