Despite the fact this is waving a cape at a bull - the product's very well made.
So please - no heated arguments for or against government institutions.
The stand-alone encryption wizard is state of the art - giving military grade encryption a brand new face .
The encryption wizard is a Java program and can be run on any device with a Java environment. If you raise a concerned voice - yes Java in the browser can be - is insecure - Java on the computer is not and the encryption wizard does not make use of anything browser related - I have tested it.
Don't you turn into ...
How do I know your software isn't full of backdoors?
Because doing so would violate principles of enlightened self-interest in exchange for no benefit. In other words, "we don't do that because that would be dumb".
The AES algorithms and their underlying Rijndael ciphers are well known, publically available, and extensively analyzed. No feasible attacks against AES have yet been demonstrated. The attacks which have been published to date fall into two broad categories. The first are academic/theoretical (in which the actual attack would take millennia, require calculating power that makes a Star Trek computer look like a microwave oven, or both). Technically this is faster than brute-forcing the keys, but still not practical. (my emphasize)
Some concluding observations from a pragmatic point of view:
- Deliberate backdoors are a violation of our own tenets of cybersecurity.
- If we were willing to hide backdoors in public software, we'd be willing to lie about it on a public webpage. Sending us an email to ask if we have backdoors is not a useful thing for you to do with your time.
- A backdoor to a system needs a key. If the key to a backdoor were to get out (whether by accident, malfeasance, or disgruntled employees is irrelevent), then whatever is protected by that system becomes vulnerable. Given that the primary use of Encryption Wizard is to protect sensitive information relevant to the DoD, inserting a master backdoor would be dangerously risky and profoundly shortsighted.