FallenWriter · Jun 28, 2012 at 01:30 pm

When You Need File Security, Turn to crypTo

When we last left Agent Will Verduzco, he was fleeing from his pursuers with his stolen, prototype Samsung Galaxy SIII. Having delivered his precious cargo to the extraction point, Agent Verduzco is now on a new assignment: infiltrating the notorious Google I/O conference.

At the entrance of Moscone West, he sees a cluster of Java programmers huddling around their computers. He slips by one of them and swipes the man’s identification badge. Calmly proceeding inside, he passes through the body scanners and metal detectors as the infamous Google Security Agents eye him suspiciously. He heads towards the secret backroom, keeping an eye out for any undercover Google patrols. Upon reaching the secure door, he takes out his HTC One X, and plugs the micro USB cable into the hidden maintenance slot on the control box. He downloads the files from the box and begins running the crypTo decryption application to decipher the files, using the password given to him by the lethal scientist Adam Outler.

The seconds tick as he waits for the application to finish. Sweat begins pouring from his brow as minutes feel like days. Finally the screen flashes—success! He enters the password into the box on the door and the mechanized portal swishes open, revealing his prize: the elusive Nexus 7 tablet. Will grabs the device and turns to leave, when he hears a female voice yell, “Stop right there.” Agent Verduzco spins around ready to turn on his masculine charm when-

You didn’t want to hear about the rest of Agent Verduzco’s adventures did you? I figured you’d much rather hear about the amazing Android application he used—crypTo by XDA Member masterjb. This app has:

Encryption
-Hashing Strings

Decryption
-Binary, Base64, and MD5 Lookup

Passworded File Encryption
-AES 256 bit

Checksums
-Hashing Files (integrity of files)

Comparing
-Compare Hashes and Strings

With all these cool features, and more being added as we speak, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the original thread and give it a go.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
TAGS:

FallenWriter

FallenWriter is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I am the Fallen Writer of XDA. I was a News Writer who was cast into exile for my sins. Now I have returned to haunt the forums of XDA with my writings. View FallenWriter's posts and articles here.
Emil Kako · Apr 20, 2015 at 05:39 pm · 3 comments

Do You Use Recents as a Task Switcher?

Google introduced a revamped Recents interface with Lollipop in the hopes of making it easier for users to jump between tasks. But is Recents the best method of switching tasks? Let us know if you actually use the Recents button as a task switcher and why.

DISCUSS
Mario Tomás Serrafero · Apr 20, 2015 at 03:16 pm · 2 comments

Dual Boot on Android: A Power User’s Holy Grail?

Many of you probably dual-boot your personal computers, be it to run Linux alongside Windows or because you have a Mac and hate OS X. On a computer platform, the process can be a life-saver for a variety of reasons, particularly software compatibility/integration. It’s not rare to see computer programmers with Linux partitions or Mac gamers that use bootcamp for their videogames. On computers, the process has gotten relatively simpler over time, with Microsoft and Apple typically supporting the notion....

XDA NEWS
GermainZ · Apr 20, 2015 at 03:02 pm · 2 comments

Chrome 42: Narrowing the Gap Between Web & Native Apps

Websites have typically been less desirable than native apps, due to being unoptimized for mobile screens, responsiveness issues or simply not being able to provide all the features you might desire. New web standards aim to change that, and Chrome 42 will bring several of them to you. Push Notifications You'll be able to receive notifications from supported websites even after you've closed the page. Naturally, you'll have to grant permission to websites to do so: have no worries about...

XDA NEWS
Share This