Current version: 1.4

I have had a long term interest (a hobby, really) in cryptography. This tool is an interface to the CryptAPI library that Microsoft provides. The tool allows you to see Cryptographic Service Providers (CSP) and cryptographic containers on your system, as well as the details of the algorithms supported by each CSP. Note that this tool does not use the CAPICOM object (1.0 or 2.0) but is a direct interface to the CryptAPI.

The most recent versions of the Windows OS (Windows 7, Vista, XP SP3, Win2k3, Win2k8) include a CSP that implements SHA2 and AES algorithms. There have been weaknesses found in older cryptographic algorithms (RC4, MD5, and even SHA1) in recent years and the addition of AES and SHA2 really became a necessity. It provides the AES block cypher using 128, 192, and 256 bit keys and SHA2 hashes with 256, 384, and 512 bits.

Files: The ZIP archive file containing both 32-bit and 64-bit versions together with the MD5 hash and PGP signature.

If you select "Available Cryptographic Containers" you will get a list of the containers created by various programs. Maybe one day I'll work on digging into those containers. However, you can "Right Click->Delete" on a container, so BE CAREFUL unless you really mean to do that. ;)

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