File Lock PEA - version log and old versions

Version log

Beta Version 0.1-beta
The beta version was released in March 2016.
Version 0.1 (stable)
  • New version of Catena is used as key derivation function: Catena v3.3
  • HKDF instead of simple hash for initial hash and key expansion
  • Minor usability improvements
Version 0.2 (stable)
  • New Graphical User Interface (Nimbus Look&Feel), hour glass as wait cursor,
  • Usability: Position of dialogs and windows, file chooser remembers last folder...
  • Better distinction between encrypted files and plain text files: lock symbol, background color, text
  • File are now always correct sorted
  • View menu with tree view, full file names, update and cleanup option
  • Password check: GUI and improvements of quality check
  • Improvements for unix start script (future proof)
  • Fix of minor bugs: Backward compatibility to Java 1.6 prior update 10, shutdown hook problems for Free BSD...
Version 1.0 (stable)
  • Support for zip and unzip: You can now hide meta data and handle several files in one encrypted zip file
  • Wipe function: You can securely wipe a file by overwriting the file several times before deleting it
  • Better accessibility support (still incomplete)
  • Shortcuts for char tables: CTRL + F1/F2...
Version 1.1 (stable)
  • Drag&Drop of files and folders in password dialog (encrypted) and main frame (plaintext)
  • Accessibility support (still incomplete): accessible description for all items and buttons if there is no tool tip text, password dialog is full accessible by keyboard
  • You can set background color and font size of the program
  • Remembers last location and size
  • Bug fixes: several click on OK button when decryption works resulted in unexpected behavior, messages for many files (close unencrypted) could be larger than the screen
  • Uses now at least Java 7

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All files are zip files.
Key derivation function is Catena-Dragonfly, cipher is Threefish-512, hash function is Blake2b.