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CryptMsg was written on a whim. It started out with "How can I encrypt a message better?".
There are lots of ways to send messages with varying degrees of security. Most emails are sent
with a good chance of interception.
CryptMsg was written to allow for multiple encryption algorithms and keys, with the person creating
the encrypted message supplying each in any arbitrary order.
To decrypt the message, the recipient would need to know the encryption algorithms, keys, and order that
they were provided.
Forcibly decrypting a message is difficult without extremely high end equipment, such as the equipment the NSA has, the
EFF Deep Crack computer, or a powerful distributed
network such as distributed.net. Distributed.net has proven that single encryption
methods can be brute force cracked in a matter of hours to months. This is dependant on having a plain text result that would
be obvious to the program. With the CryptMsg method, the result from one encryption method, if the algorithm is known, would
still be an encrypted message. While not perfect, I believe it would push the decryption time of a message to an unreasonable
time, making the message secure. By the time a message was decrypted, the message itself should be out of date.
Since the script is written in PHP and open source, anyone can use it or modify it as they please, so it can
be implemented in any security messaging system.
The site has been viewed by over 3,000 unique viewers, including quite a few military and government organizations, as well as many universities
around the world.