FAQ2018-02-11T21:48:57+00:00

Hyper Crypt is a cryptography toolkit. It contains a number of different tools commonly used for data security including a file/folder encryption tool, a text/message encryption tool, a key generator, a text/file/folder hashing tool, and a file/folder shredder, all bundled together under a single application.

Hyper Crypt is different because it is multi-functional and because it offers more freedom than other solutions.

It is multi-functional because it contains a range of different tools.

It offers more freedom for a number of reasons:

  • Minimal constraints placed on how you secure your files.
  • Advanced support for multiple encryption. You can encrypt files as many times as you want.
  • Its multi-functionality enables sophisticated data security schemes. You could, for example, encrypt a file with a password, and then encrypt the file again with a different password plus a special key file (HCK) that Hyper Crypt can generate. Or you could simply encrypt a file once. It is up to you!

Hyper Crypt uses the below algorithms:

  • File/Folder encryption: AES-256
  • Text encryption: AES-256, RSA (2048-16384 bits), OTP (One-Time Pad)
  • Text/File/Folder hashing: MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512, HMAC-SHA-256, HMAC-SHA-384, HMAC-SHA-512
  • Key Generation: Microsoft CSRNG
  • File/Folder Shredding: Alternating zero and pseudorandom data overwriting

You cannot. If your files were encrypted using that password, then it is impossible to decrypt them without it. This is the meaning of encryption. Prevent people that do not know your password from accessing your data. There are no backdoors or bypasses for encryption. If you lose or forget your password, your data is gone forever.

What can you do to prevent this? Two things:

  1. Do not forget/lose your password. While this may seem obvious, it is incredibly common.
  2. Make backups of your files before you encrypt them. For optimal security, store the backups somewhere safe, perhaps a flash drive you can hide somewhere. In case you do forget/lose your password, you can use your backups.

First of all, never, ever,  put your passwords and other credentials in plain text. This means that your must never send passwords via email or instant messaging in plain text. If these media get intercepted, your password or credentials will be stolen. It does not matter who/where you are sending them to. There are no exceptions.

How can you share your passwords then? Frankly, it is a bit complicated, but Hyper Crypt has tools to help you do this. To achieve this, you may use asymmetric encryption to secure your password or credentials before sharing them.

Hyper Crypt is portable, meaning it is a single executable file that requires no installation. This allows Hyper Crypt to be executed from a large variety of locations, including directly from a flash drive and from your desktop.

Its portability also increases the confidentiality of Hyper Crypt since it does not create any additional files in the system it is run on, other than standard operating system log files.

Hyper Crypt does not contain any malware. These detections are all false-positives due to the portable nature of Hyper Crypt and its ability to perform very fast bulk encryption of data, which may be detected as ransomware-like behavior from anti-viruses.

You may safely disregard the detection and create an exception.

Hyper Crypt does not contain any malware. Windows SmartScreen may block Hyper Crypt (2.0) because it is new and has not established the required reputation yet.

You may safely disregard the alert and run Hyper Crypt.

Yes, by default.

Hyper Crypt will encrypt/decrypt all files under every subfolder of the selected folder. This includes subfolders of subfolders. Essentially, every file in that folder will be encrypted/decrypted.