Things To Know:
Romaco Encryptionator uses the One Time Pad encryption technique. This is the only type of encryption that is technically impossible to crack. It works by substituting letters for numbers, and preforming math with mod 26.
You will see that there are 3 text areas, one for the text to be encrypted/decrypted (the input), one for the key, and one for the text that has already been encrypted/decrypted (the output).
You can type into any of these areas, although you do not have to. Encryptionator has the ability to save the input, output, and the key, as text and key files, and then import them later.
Drag and drop is also supported.
You can type into the input area, as well as open text files by using the 'Open Input' button, or the 'Open File' button in the 'File' menu. You can also drag and drop the file into the respective text area.
You can type into the key area, as well as open text and key files by using the 'Open Key' button, or in the 'File' menu. You can also drag and drop the text or key file into the respective key area.
You can save the current key by clicking the 'Save Key' button, or by using the 'Save Key' button, in the 'File' menu.
You can save keys as text files, or as Romaco Key Files for added security.
The key generator in Encryptionator is weak, and if an alternative key generator is available, it is recommended that you use it instead. Although the built-in generator is sufficient for most people's needs.
Once the input text has been entered, you can click the 'Generate Key For Input' button, or from the 'File' menu. This will create a random key that is the exact length as the text.
Click the 'Generate Key' button (or corresponding button from the file menu) to generate a key with whatever length you choose, from 1 to 200,000 characters.
You can also create a key from another text file. This is not as secure, but can allow you to send your key in a way that it does not look like a key. To do so, click 'New Key From File' under the 'File>New Key' menu. Select the file to use, and click open. Encryptionator will convert the file so that it can be used as a key, given that it is longer than the input.
Once the input and the key have been entered, make sure that 'Encrypt' is selected in the direction box, and click 'Encrypt'. Please be patient as long messages can take some time to encrypt.
The output is displayed in the lower output pane.
Once the input and the key have been entered, make sure that 'Decrypt' is selected in the direction box, and click 'Decrypt'. Please be patient as long messages can take some time to decrypt.
The output is displayed in the lower output pane. Because the One Time Pad encryption method does not have support for spaces, you will have to add those on your own.