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  Crypto123 Vs. 1.04 - Updated 06/02/2002.

I looked for solutions but I couldn't find anything I liked, so I just wrote something myself. This software will allow you to encrypt and decrypt your text files, using passwords that you define, as well as embed encrypted messages into another file! Just think, you can embed a text message (encrypted) into a bitmap (picture) file and you can't tell by looking at the picture! See samples below.

This runs on Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, Win2k, XP, Vista or later.

    Registration fee: only $10.00 (USD);
    Purchase online (click any of the order links below).

  • Encrypt and decrypt your text files - quickly and easily!
  • Enter your own encryption passwords (whatever you want them to be).
  • Encrypt and decrypt files within files! You can embed an encrypted text message into any other file (ie: bitmap picture).
  • Includes a rich text editor which you can set your own font name, color, and size.
  • Includes system tray support.

Downloading and installing:
      What you're downloading is a zip file which includes the actual program and a readme.txt file. I haven't built an install yet. Just save the file (by clicking the link below) and save it to it's own folder, extract the contents and run the program. Easy!

    Get it from CNET!

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Program screen shot:

Crypto123 screenshot


image before
image after (with embedded, encrypted text)
This image includes an encrypted text message from me. They look the same. :)
To see my encrypted message, just save this file to your system and use the following to decrypt the embedded message:
  1. Run Crypto123 and in the Preferences window enter "test" (without quotes) as the passwords, click Okay, and return to the main window.
  2. Click on the Extract Msg-from-File tab. For the input/carrier file, choose the jpg you just saved.
  3. For the output file, choose whatever you like (test.txt).
  4. For the special password, enter "thisisatest" (without the quotes).
  5. Click "Extract" and when it's done, click on the "Text" tab at the top of the program (or view test.txt file) to see the decrypted message. :)

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Crypto123 is shareware, encrypt and/or decrypt your text files using this program! Can also do stenography - hide text in pictures!