Encrypting a file allows you to send it over the internet safely without worrying about its contents being read, or used by someone who is not intended to read them. for instance, a file that you upload on the internet might get hacked by someone with malicious intentions. If the file contains sensitive information, that can create a lot of trouble for you. Hashing a file, on the other hand, can be used to make sure that the file you downloaded is exactly the one that was uploaded by the author and not a file modified by a hacker. Developers often post the hash value along with the uploaded file, so that anyone downloading it can be sure that it is the same file that was originally uploaded by the author. Previously, we have covered a lot of tools, such as SFV Ninja, a portable hash value generator, that can be used to generate and compare hash values of files in order to verify their integrity. We have also covered some text encryption tools, like scrambled-egg, an open source application that allows encrypting plain text messages and files using custom encryption algorithms. Combining the features of both these applications, today we have a new tool for you called inCrypto. It is a multipurpose portable tool that lets you perform, both encryption and encoding, from a unified interface. The application supports Base64 and AES text encoding and encryption methods, while MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256 FIle Hash values can be used to generate hash values of files. Read on to find out more about inCrypto.
The application has File Hashing, Base64 Encoding and AES Encryption tabs to the left, while their details appear on the right side of the main interface. By default, File Hashing tab is selected. To generate the MD5, SHA-1 and SHA-256 checksum values of files, click Browse button, and select the desired file to automatically generate the values.
To encode text using Base64 Encoding, select Base64 Encoding from the left side and copy & paste the required text into the application. Click Encode to encode the pasted text. The same text can be decoded by clicking the Decode button. Complete files containing text can also be imported using the Import button available at the bottom.
To encrypt text using AES Encryption, select AES Encryption from the left side, paste text and select Encrypt. Enter the desired password, and click Submit to encrypt the text.
inCrypto works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.