IMPROVED Default path is inserted into new file container path text field in encrypted container creation wizard.
IMPROVED Displaying of notification with problem description when the program is not able to complete formatting of an encrypted volume or container. For instance, the program creates an encrypted container and is not able to format it under lower privileges.
IMPROVED Improved UAC (User Account Control) support. When an action requiring higher privileges is executed, the program automatically restarts with higher privileges and opens a window corresponding to the previously selected action.
IMPROVED Added OFN_DONTADDTORECENT flag to all file selection dialogs that inhibits the system to remember paths specified by the user.
IMPROVED Added Hungarian localization.
IMPROVED “Tip of the day” window is not shown automatically when the program is launched with command line parameters.
IMPROVED Added content tree to the program manual.
FIXED Issue causing program freeze or crash when creating, mounting or using encrypted volumes on multi-processor (or multicore) platforms.
FIXED Issues with double-click on “Unmount” button in the toolbar causing program freeze if the encrypted volume was in use by some other program at that moment.
FIXED Russian localization.
What's New in Cryptic Disk 188.8.131.523
Published on August 23, 2010
IMPROVED Completely re-designed program interface.
IMPROVED Algorithms used for protecting data on encrypted drives are heavily re-engineered; data protection strength is significantly increased.
NEW Added functionality to encrypt drives without any data loss; all data stored on the drive is encrypted.
NEW Added creation of virtual encrypted drives based on file containers mounted as physical drives.
IMPROVED No signatures are used by default for encrypted drives (that made them detectable as encrypted by Cryptic Disk).
NEW Added feature of mounting encrypted drives to empty folders on NTFS volumes.
NEW Users can now use passwords and key files to gain access to encrypted drives .
NEW The installer now has "Extract" mode that extracts all program files for portable use (no installation required).
NEW Added auto-play for sounds files, programs or scripts launch (CMD Shell, Windows Scripts, PowerShell) upon mounting or unmounting encrypted drives.
NEW Added functionality to create hidden encrypted drives inside existing encrypted ones. Up to 3 nested levels of hidden encrypted drives is supported for a hidden drive.
IMPROVED When working with encrypted drives on multi-processor and multi-core platforms the program driver uses all available cores for encryption which substantially speeds up encryption and decryption.
NEW Added support for Serpent, Twofish, Blowfish and CAST6 alongside to AES (Rijndael) algorithm.
NEW Added support for cascade encryption with several encryption algorithms at once. Users are abot to select algorithms and their sequence. It makes the encryption key longer (up to 2944 bits) and significantly increase the cryptographic strength of the protected data.
NEW Implemented new security mechanism against brute force attacks under the PKCS #5 v2.0 specification. Users can select algorithms used for obtaining the header encryption key: HMAC-SHA-512, HMAC-RIPEMD-256 or HMAC-Whirlpool.
NEW XTS encryption mode replaced CBC encryption mode. XTS mode is designed specially for encrypting data on storage devices.
NEW Added virtual keyboard for protecting passwords against keyloggers.
IMPROVED Support of dynamic volumes (software RAID arrays).
NEW Added a notification pop-up with a list of applications that are currently using the encrypted drive to be unmounted.
NEW Assigning a hot key for mounting/unmounting of each encrypted drive.
NEW Added export/import for encrypted drive header to replace export/import for encryption key to/from a file.
IMPROVED Complete support for UAC ("User Account Control") in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
NEW Added “Tip of the day” window describing how to use the program.
NEW Added manual and automatic check for program updates on program's server.
FIXED Issues with auto-recovery for public access settings upon mounting an encrypted drive.
FIXED Issues with screen-saver settings.
FIXED Issues with program auto-run upon user login when UAC ("User Account Control") is activated in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
IMPROVED No more support of user accounts and their drive access permissions via the software. Instead the respective functionality in the operating system is to be used.
IMPROVED No more support of auto-mounting. Instead individual hot key combinations for each encrypted drives should be used.
IMPROVED No more support of encrypted drives created by older versions of the program (Cryptic Disk 2.x). Completele re-engineered encrypted drives structure and protection algorithms in the new version.
IMPROVED No longer possible to encrypt drives without a partition table so that the operating system won't be able to damage them. Instead the software suggests creating a partition on them.
FIXED Fixed the bug that could cause the program to crash when an encrypted drive is unmounted.