What is encryption?
Encryption garbles your
data by using irreversible mathematical functions. It is simply the encoding of
data so that it cannot be read by anyone who does not know the password that
Why do I need encryption?
How secure is Encryption?
Data on almost every computer is vulnerable. There is
no privacy at all on most PC's. Privacy is something that we take for granted
in the real world but do not pay much attention in the digital world. Your PC
is open, vulnerable and totally accessible to any one from your neighbor who
shares the cable modem to the proverbial 13 year old !
Given the ease with which most computers can be broken into, there is very
little one can do, save the obvious - what we do in real life - protect
information. This is easiest done by encryption, so that even if it is stolen
or accessed without your permission or knowledge, it is useless.
Passwords within most programs (Word, Excel,
Access etc.) can be broken by mere novices without any computing knowledge.
Such password breaking tools are easily available on the Worldwide Web, for as
little as $5.95, or sometimes even for free!
On the other hand, a file that is encrypted with a
strong encryption algorithm, for example Blowfish 448 bit that Cypherix™
PE uses, is statistically impregnable against brute force attacks. It would
take more than the age of universe for all the computers in existence to break
this encrypted file!
What is Cypherix ME?
Cypherix ME is software that creates an encrypted
container. It functions like any other drive (C: or D:) on your computer. Just
drag and drop any file into the Cypherix. It is automatically encrypted. It's
that simple! Cypherix files can only be viewed, accessed, browsed or modified
by the user who has the key to open it. At other times it remains invisible!
What do I need to know to use Cypherix ME?
If you can use Windows Explorer, you can use
Cypherix ME. There is really nothing you need to learn.
Why do I need Cypherix ME?
What kind of encryption does Cypherix ME use?
Because it is the easiest way to ensure privacy of
your data. Cypherix ME guarantees the sanctity of your data by harnessing the
power of a 448 bit encryption algorithm that would take all the computers in
the world working together more than the age of the universe to decipher. Using
Cypherix ME, you can secure your data, be it in any form textual, graphical,
audio or video.
Can I send my confidential data securely over email to my associates ?
Yes, of course. You can simply send encrypted files generated by Cypherix ME
over email. Use any email client like Outlook Express or Netscape mail or any
web based email service like Hotmail. The recipient need not even have a copy
of Cypherix ME to view these encrypted files.
Cypherix ME runs as a special Windows device
driver. It operates on a 448 bit implementation of the Blowfish algorithm in
Cipher Block Chaining mode with a block size of 64 bits. This ensures that
data encrypted using Cypherix ME is impermeable to all known forms of attack.
Statistically, it would be impossible to successfully brute-force crack the
Cypherix ME encryption. Blowfish was designed by Bruce Schneier. It is a
block cipher with 64-bit block size and variable length keys (up to 448 bits).
Blowfish utilizes the idea of randomized S-boxes: while doing key scheduling,
it generates large pseudo-random look-up tables by doing several encryptions.
The tables depend on the user supplied key in a very complex way. This approach
has been proven to be highly resistant against many attacks such as
differential and linear cryptanalysis.
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Laptop Magazine, Dec. 2002
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