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Date: 2021-05-11 Version: 6.8.0

Added "Non MAC Mode" to "Auto Key Mode" for pro's
"Non MAC Mode" already worked in "Manual Key Mode"
"Non MAC Mode" only available on the command line
"Non MAC Mode" is only meant for security experts
Added the following "--print" commandline options
"--print-horizontal", "--print-vertical" (default)

Fix "Non Mac Mode" key size disregarding MAC size
This update makes it impossible to distinct between
Non MAC encrypted files and corresponding key files

Please see

Date: 2021-02-09 Version: 6.7.4

Updated to the latest JVM version: 1.8.0_281-b09
Added 32bit portable version for Linux & Windows

Date: 2021-02-05 Version: 6.7.3

Set orange alert-status on reuse-keys activation
This alert-status discourages non-expert users!!

Date: 2021-01-27 Version: 6.7.2

Improved minimum window size for smaller screens

Date: 2021-01-20 Version: 6.7.1

Also implemented reusekeys on user-stopped phase
Please also read about Reuse Keys: version 6.7.0

Date: 2021-01-19 Version: 6.7.0

Added "Reuse Keys" to quickly view and reencrypt
to prevent unchanged files from being backed-up
Keys just won't be deleted and reused to encrypt
Strictly use on files that remain 100% unchanged

Reuse Keys can be found to the right of key info
It's unchecked by default and made inconspicuous

Reuse Keys function breaks 1 out of 4 OTP rules!
Only use knowing the risk and what you are doing

Date: 2021-01-02 Version: 6.6.0

A typewriter was added to help command-line tutors
The typewriter prints to screen like a human types

We learn better when we see a moving mouse pointer
We also learn better by seeing typed command-lines

This typewriter can be used for any scripting demo

Please don't look away FinalCrypt needs your help
Please help by sharing FinalCrypt on Social Media

Date: 2020-11-14 Version: 6.5.0

Upgraded the Java Runtime Engine to version 1.8.0-271
This update improves overal performance and security!
A portable FinalCrypt version for Apple OSX was added

Date: 2020-11-11 Version: 6.4.3

Added nice splash image to FinalCrypt GUI startup
Improved Support Email Messages with Email Button
Updated a number of deprecated social media links

Date: 2020-11-02 Version: 6.4.2

Improved support added to Graphical User Interface
Improved default browser-page opening launch speed

Date: 2020-10-22 Version: 6.3.11

Some minor Command-Line User-Interface improvements
Fixed errors on non interactive --test option usage
Fixed Command-Line User-Interface print formatting
Added Version Upgrade and Update dates to this info

Date: 2020-07-14 Version: 6.3.10

Improved displaying "Check Update" (startup) status
This improves user expectation on all check updates

Date: 2020-07-07 Version: 6.3.9

Added 3 Sec HTTP Timeout to speedup HTTP(S) connect
This also improves all other HTTP Connect Responses
General, Support, Update, Download or Share Webpage
This fixes FinalCrypt's unresponsiveness at startup
when the webservers of the hosting are unresponsive

Date: 2020-06-20 Version: 6.3.8

Added new backup mirror to support & check updates
Improved open "Download Software" pages on updates

Date: 2020-05-20 Version: 6.3.7

Added option print missing keys to the Command Line
Synced backup website links with check update links

Date: 2020-03-21 Version: 6.3.6

Incorporate FinalCrypt's new website about page link

Date: 2020-02-23 Version: 6.3.5

FinalCrypt got its final Icon for Windows, Mac & Linux
A heavy duty metal padlock with embossed characters FC

Updating FinalCrypt users please take some extra steps
Windows: remove & add icon from task-bar to renew icon
Mac OSX: remove & add icon from the dock to renew icon
Linux: Logoff/on desktop session again to renew icon

Date: 2020-02-22 Version: 6.3.4

Finally added a proper icon for Windows, Mac and Linux

Date: 2020-02-18 Version: 6.3.3

Fixed browser opening platform unsupported error log
Cleaned up log with regards to check & open websites
Fixed hang on repeated clicking wikipedia hyperlinks

Date: 2020-01-13 Version: 6.3.2

Added Open FileManager with FinalCrypt "Logs" dir
Fixed un-responding "Click to list invalid files"
Added translation for several list files ToolTips

Date: 2019-12-25 Version: 6.3.1

Added file-changes detection skipping to next file
If the selected files changed by any other process
then it will be detected and skip to the next file
With the new Print Command this update is critical

Date: 2019-12-25 Version: 6.3.0

Added "Click to print Command(-line)" button to GUI
Command-line commands can be used to fully automate
Select your Key Dir & Files like you would normally
Show / hide password influences the printed command
The Print Command button will appear at lower right
The printed command is equivalent to the GUI action
This update is particular for all ICT professionals

FinalCrypt now supports 75 languages (homepage FAQ)

Fixed I/O integrity flaw (reveiled in stress tests)
This bug is hard to trigger, but could damage files
This update fixed the issue in extreme stress tests

Date: 2019-12-23 Version: 6.2.0

FinalCrypt now supports 65 languages based on ISO639
Improved language selection with keyboard navigation
Cleaner User Interface with 2 Multi-Function Buttons
Fixed FinalCrypt not Exiting on closing application

Date: 2019-12-13 Version: 6.1.1

Translation keys are now Google Translate Safe
Manual translation corrections of 20 languages

Date: 2019-12-12 Version: 6.1.0

Graphical user-interface restyled & simplyfied
The user-interface now only shows relevant info
Less destraction and more focus to what you do

Language corrections & updates of 45 languages
Removed duo latin lines on non latin languages

Date: 2019-12-10 Version: 6.0.2

This update adds up to a total of 45 languages

Date: 2019-12-09 Version: 6.0.1

Fixed startup intro and welcome display order
Fixed bug crashing on enabled audio at startup
Fixed large Chinese user-guidance startup text
Fixed Support Window glyphs in Farsi Language
Fixed Apple OSX bug hanging GUI by FileManager
Improved internationalization GUI realignments

Date: 2019-12-08 Version: 6.0.0

International new version with 32 Languages


Improved User Interface with better overview
Improved file manager behavior & presentation
Improved UserGuidance, Display & Button Layou

If you want to improve language then edit
the translation*.properties files in the
finalcrypt.jar archive and send them to me

Please install needed Languages in settings
More languages? Email to:

Date: 2019-12-03 Version: 5.6.9

Fixed bug that created oversized manual OTP keys
Please see releasenotes of changelog on update 8
Major performance increase of 700% on encryption

Date: 2019-12-02 Version: 5.6.8

Major performance improvement on file encryption
Much faster user interface responses and display
Performance increase 700% encrypting small files
Non critical I/O cache enabled on logging system

Date: 2019-11-27 Version: 5.6.7

Fixed (non-latin) UTF8 Font rendering in File Managers
Chinese chars now render properly on Ubuntu File Mngrs

Date: 2019-11-25 Version: 5.6.6

Improved Apple OSX stability FinalCrypt User Interface
Support Window now closes on Home / Share button click
No longer printing keypaths on statusbar creating keys

Date: 2019-11-24 Version: 5.6.5

Fixed Brute Force Dict-Size, Heap-Mem & Performance

This update provides:

Out of heapmem bugfix using a large dictionary file
Buffered loading of limitless sized dictionary file
Better Multitasking with sliced up dictionary files

Date: 2019-11-16 Version: 5.6.4

Update fixed the 1st 70 bytes Crib Drag Vulnerability
Disabled all 0 to 255 byte value inversion of keydata
Removed Glow & Bloom effects for better GUI response
Please decrypt en re-encrypt for 100% OTP compliance

Date: 2019-11-13 Version: 5.6.3

Brute Force password dictionary testing 10 x faster
Previously: 950 pass/sec. Currently: 9950 pass/sec
Linux Brute Force measured 20 x faster than MS Win

Date: 2019-11-04 Version: 5.6.2

Cleaned up action-buttons to improve usage clarity

Date: 2019-09-28 Version: 5.6.1

Improved Brute Force CLUI Validation and Statistics

Date: 2019-09-26 Version: 5.6.0

Added Brute Force Password Dictionary Scan function
This allows users to try to recover a lost password
Performance tested maximum 950 passwords per second
Brute Force only works on the Command Line Interface

Date: 2019-08-28 Version: 5.5.1

Fixed Check Update Fail on redirected HTTPS connect
Added HTTPS connection to the Check Update function
Added HTTPS connection to the Open Website function
Added extra links for Check Update and Open Website
Check Update is crucial for bugfixes & improvements

Date: 2019-08-27 Version: 5.5.0

Improved startup and timing graphical user interface
More robust Check Update process with new HTTPClient
Added human readable filesizes for files in the log
Replaced finishing duration from seconds to a clock
Fixed incorrect Key Type Image display on selection
Fixed incorrect Total Time Clock on short Encryption
Added more runtime environment info to header in log
Added logging Scan Results on Command Line Interface

Date: 2019-08-25 Version: 5.4.5

Removed cloning file attributes Manual Key File
Removed cloning file attributes Auto Key File after
decrypting, when it is no longer needed and deleted
This update prevents unwanted Manual Key File backups
My sinsere apologies for the many updates lately, but
FinalCrypt has to be reliable and function correctly

Date: 2019-08-25 Version: 5.4.4

Critical Update!!!

Manual Key was deleted as if Auto Key Mode was chosen
This update prevents a Manual Key File to be deleted
Manual Key Mode should not be used anymore, but still
This update is quite urgent, please update immediately

Date: 2019-08-24 Version: 5.4.3

Enabled Manual Key File Selection in GUIFX again
I apologise for temporary inconvenience in update2
Please see Update 2 containing many improvements

Date: 2019-08-23 Version: 5.4.2

Enabled clone modification time for encrypted files and
key files. If both files have cloned mod-time then it's
much more backup efficient as the new encrypted file in
decrypted form is no different from its backed up file

The Working, Home, Documents & Desktop directory can't
be selected anymore as the Key Directory, making users
actively select the Key Directory for Key Dir awareness

The Key Directory is now only selected by going INTO the
Key Directory. Key Dir Selection is now more uniform

Improved Command Line Key Dir/File and Target Validation
Replaced UTF8 symbols fixed instability on Ubuntu 19.04

Date: 2019-08-21 Version: 5.4.1

Disabled clone modification time after encrypting files
-Re-encrypting files without modifying them now results
in totally different encrypted file and key file pairs
Therefor the modification timestamp should also change
Differential backup ignores files with unmodified time

Improved User Interrupted key file deletion and logging
Fixed file progressbar during the create key file phase

Date: 2019-08-17 Version: 5.4.0

Re-encryption now forces new Key Creation
Decryption also deletes existing key file

Disabled animation, sound & voice on first use
Removed some UTF8 symbols fixing Linux instability

Date: 2019-08-14 Version: 5.3.1

Added non interactive print scan results to CLI
Corrected print Write / Matched Key Path in CLI

Date: 2019-08-06 Version: 5.3.0

Added Show Password Tooltip with fontsize 14px
Added Print scanresults Command Line Interface
Print scanresults notes:
FinalCrypt crashes on Ubuntu 19.04 outside JVM
due to new font rendering library libpango-1.0
This update allows full feature fallback to CLI
This bug is reported. Ubuntu 18 is not affected

Date: 2019-08-04 Version: 5.2.1

Fixed Audio System instability on Linux
Added delete button visible on all OSes

Date: 2019-08-03 Version: 5.2.0

SecureRandom Number Generator extra Secured
Decrypt, Remove Keys & Re-encrypt to Secure
User delete also deletes matching Key Items
Audio System code cleaned up and improved
Added Key Match & Key Write User-Printing
Added Key Directory Full Path show Tooltip

Date: 2019-07-26 Version: 5.1.1

New Audio System for better (audio) stability
Update is tested & supported on Free/GhostBSD

Date: 2019-07-17 Version: 5.1.0

Added manual create key discouragement dialog
Fixed incorrect printing of "Create Key" path
"Create Key" path only prints on user request

Date: 2019-06-28 Version: 5.0.2

Fixed major Auto-Key I/O Buffer Performance Issue

Date: 2019-06-27 Version: 5.0.1

Added Pause & Stop during Auto-Key Creation

Date: 2019-06-26 Version: 5.0.0

Game changing One-Time Pad "Auto Key Mode"
encrypt files with 100% One-Time Pad Security

Date: 2019-06-06 Version: 4.8.0

Major Upgrade Java8-u212 security & stability updates
Please UN-Install FinalCrypt before installing v4.8.0
The FinalCrypt Windows Portable upgraded to Java8-u201
Right click FinalCrypt WinStartMenu remove FinalCrypt
Nearly doubled the "Create Key" Write Throughput Perf
Bugfix refreshing directories in both file managers
Improved auto resize Info & Dialog Alert Windows

Date: 2019-05-28 Version: 4.7.1

Added: Click Share on Social Media to Entitle for Free Support.

Date: 2019-05-14 Version: 4.7.0

Autoscaled password font-size. Quick user-reenabled animations.

Date: 2019-05-10 Version: 4.6.1

Disabled unmasked password during encryption. Decreased password font size from px 14 to 12.

Date: 2019-05-09 Version: 4.6.0

Added show / mask password checkbox. Improved mouse-focus password field.

Date: 2019-05-08 Version: 4.5.0

More clear instructions on password usage. Removed parallel Voice Guidance / Speech.

Date: 2019-05-07 Version: 4.4.3

Improved sound stability enclosing sound-player in Thread

Date: 2019-05-06 Version: 4.4.2

Added extra filemanager autoresize columns detailsview.

Date: 2019-05-06 Version: 4.4.1

Fixed additional filemanager autoresize columns issues. Fixed several filemanager stability issues on OSX.

Date: 2019-05-06 Version: 4.4.0

Fixed filemanager autoresize column-width. Fixed Apple OSX hanging after encryption.

Date: 2019-04-28 Version: 4.3.1

Performance of encryption increased 2-10%. More extensive check update release notes. Removed indent release notes Version line

Date: 2019-04-26 Version: 4.3.0

Added improved check update release notes. Informing about Version, Upgrade and Update

Date: 2019-04-24 Version: 4.2.1

BugFix hang on scanning bug

Date: 2019-04-23 Version: 4.2.0

Increased security Password / Key Encryption. Please Decrypt & Encrypt files after install.
Added Multi MAC System, Anti Layer Peeling Attack Encryption, Persistant User-Paused Animations

Date: 2019-04-12 Version: 4.1.2

Fixed openwebsite crash-bug at startup. Fixed systemmonitor led meter location

Date: 2019-04-11 Version: 4.1.1

Fixed bug causing crash when user clicked website-button during early startup

Date: 2019-04-06 Version: 4.1.0

As requested: Voice Guidance & Sounds User Muted. Click the new icons in the user guidance display

Date: 2019-03-28 Version: 4.0.3

Hybrid audio system bypassing libc6 -> bug preventing unpredictable startup crashes on Linux.

Date: 2019-03-27 Version: 4.0.2

Avoiding crash bug in Linux libc6 -> by slight load delay first sound at startup (bug reported to Ubuntu / GNU Dev Team)

Date: 2019-03-26 Version: 4.0.1

Added sound and voice mixing and priority control for better audio experience

Date: 2019-03-26 Version: 4.0.0

Added an astonishing Star Trek Sound Scheme. And amazing futuristic Voice User Guidance

Date: 2019-03-18 Version: 3.6.2

Downloads from available hosting location. FinalCrypt now 100% multi hosting location

Date: 2019-03-17 Version: 3.6.1

CheckUpdate from available hosting location. OpenWebsite from available hosting location

Date: 2019-03-16 Version: 3.6.0

Moved FinalCrypt to a new hosting location. Improved Check_Update being more resilient

Date: 2019-03-13 Version: 3.5.2

Improved Check Update Online Function. Slightly increased fontsize for files

Date: 2019-03-08 Version: 3.5.1

Fixed short GUI freeze putting CheckUpdate into the background

Date: 2019-03-08 Version: 3.5.0

Added System Monitor startup Testing. Added Dynamic I/O Throughput Ceiling

Date: 2019-03-07 Version: 3.4.1

Fixed Total Elapsed & Remaining-Time Clocks. Fixed the FileChooser refresh directory bug

Date: 2019-03-06 Version: 3.4.0

Added I/O throughput stats for all WRITE channels. Fixed NON-MAC Mode fileselection bugs (GUI & CLI)

Date: 2019-03-05 Version: 3.3.2

Corrected throughput calculations and improved cosmetics

Date: 2019-03-04 Version: 3.3.1

Removed a heavily logging memory logarea print statement

Date: 2019-03-04 Version: 3.3.0

Replaced the Process Usage Indicator with. Led Level Meters for CPU, Mem & I/O Usage

Date: 2019-03-03 Version: 3.2.2

Guide Users Attention to User Action. User Guidance Arrows softly flashing

Date: 2019-02-28 Version: 3.2.1

Minor cosmetic update

Date: 2019-02-28 Version: 3.2.0

A new Beautiful Look & Feel. Safe and Smooth Transitions

Date: 2019-02-27 Version: 3.1.0

Build JRE8-u201 & Better Fonts. Please remove FinalCrypt first

Date: 2019-02-26 Version: 3.0.2

New Interface & User Guidance. Improved user guidance layout for Mac OSX

Date: 2019-02-25 Version: 3.0.1

New Interface & User Guidance. Improved layout & performance

Date: 2019-02-22 Version: 3.0.0

An Appealing Modern Design. Easy & Clear User Guidance

Date: 2019-02-20 Version: 2.9.5

Password usage more intuitive and visible. Command line: Add --print & --no-key-size

Date: 2019-02-19 Version: 2.9.4

Improved --print option in command line interface. Added --no-key-size option to command line interface

Date: 2019-02-17 Version: 2.9.3

Fixed Create Keyfile from Command Line Interface. No cmd-line checksum logs on --dry opt

Date: 2019-02-08 Version: 2.9.2

Improved Cmd-Line logging & param validation. Added right-click copy checksum to clipboard

Date: 2019-02-02 Version: 2.9.1

Command Line Interrupt Signal Handler. Delete unfinished file on termination. Switched to SHA-256 Hashing Checksums

Date: 2019-01-21 Version: 2.9.0

Added Key + Password Encryption. Added SHA-1 Checksum logentries

Date: 2019-01-08 Version: 2.8.2

JDK 8u192 Bug Fixes Build. Remove FinalCrypt first !

Date: 2019-01-07 Version: 2.8.1

Refined progress logging. Encrypt & Shred Progress

Date: 2018-12-18 Version: 2.8.0

Improved filemanager usage. Minor logging improvements

Date: 2018-12-01 Version: 2.7.2

Bugfix: Falsely armed delete buttons. Please update as soon as possible

Date: 2018-11-30 Version: 2.7.1

Removed GUI(FX) component from rdj.CLUI.Removed deprecated javax.xml dependency

Date: 2018-11-29 Version: 2.7.0

Added Legacy / Non-MAC Mode. Disables Message Auth. Code

Date: 2018-11-26 Version: 2.6.3

Fixed unselect key. Added Create OTP Key

Date: 2018-11-22 Version: 2.6.2

Added Create OTP Key. Automat Update Check

Date: 2018-11-20 Version: 2.6.1

Added Create OTP Key. Fix OTP Key Size Bug

Date: 2018-11-16 Version: 2.6.0

Added Create OTP Key. Cipher now called Key

Date: 2018-10-14 Version: 2.4.3

FileChooser Refresh Update

Date: 2018-09-23 Version: 2.4.2

Fixed MultiOS GUI bug. Fixed MacOSX busy-bug

Date: 2018-09-02 Version: 2.4.0

Major Cosmetic GUI Change. Minor fixes filter stats

Date: 2018-07-30 Version: 2.3.1

Improved Cipher validation. Fixed MacOSX Update Stats

Date: 2018-07-21 Version: 2.3.0

Added Cipher Checksum SHA-1. Standardized encrypt method

Date: 2018-06-23 Version: 2.2.1

Fixed print un-rd/wr files. Minor update for printing

Date: 2018-06-07 Version: 2.2.0

New: Cipher Device Types. Better: Printing, Clocks

Date: 2018-04-12 Version: 2.1.1

Auto decrypt open file. Fixed desktop open bug

Date: 2018-04-05 Version: 2.1.0

Change Target Response

Date: 2018-04-02 Version: 2.0.0

Better Looks & Feel. Modernized Interface

Date: 2018-03-31 Version: 1.9.9

Added seperate buttons [Encrypt] & [Decrypt]

Date: 2018-03-14 Version: 1.9.1

Bugfix Full Message Authentication Code

Date: 2018-03-12 Version: 1.9.0

Added Full Message Authentication Code

Date: 2018-03-07 Version: 1.8.4

Better validation & GUI performance

Date: 2018-03-05 Version: 1.8.3

Improved: Updates, Validation

Date: 2018-02-28 Version: 1.8.2

Release: Minor update2

Date: 2018-02-24 Version: 1.8.1

Release: Minor update

Date: 2018-02-23 Version: 1.8.0

Release: Added Hybrid Message Authentication Code

Date: 2018-02-18 Version: 1.7.3

Optimized GPT Manager Object

Date: 2018-02-14 Version: 1.7.2

Removed JavaFX components from CLI. Test r/w permissions on cipher devices

Date: 2018-02-03 Version: 1.7.1

Added Cross Platform FileSystem Attributes. Added batchfiles to CLI. Added file logging

Date: 2018-01-28 Version: 1.7.0

Added DryRun mode to CLI. Excluded symlinks

Date: 2018-01-22 Version: 1.6.0

Added raw Cipher Devices including GUID Partition Table Manager (GPT Tooling)

Date: 2017-12-19 Version: 1.5.0

Added Secure Delete Files (Shredding)

Date: 2017-12-14 Version: 1.4.0

Added Globbing Pattern & RegEx file filters

Date: 2017-12-11 Version: 1.3.0

Added in/excluding *.bit extension filter

Date: 2017-12-09 Version: 1.2.0

Added Check Update function

Date: 2017-12-02 Version: 1.1.0

Added recursive delete selected targets

Date: 2017-11-16 Version: 1.0.0

FinalCrypt first release