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I understand the strength of encryption is mainly down to the algorithm and password, but I’m not referring to either of these, I am looking to find out how strong the code behind crypt it.

I have noticed when encrypting a file, it uses a “.tmp” file while encrypting. In my experience a “.tmp” file is temporary and is deleted after use. But does this file contain any data that is related to the file being encrypted, or worse the password itself. Even though the file is deleted, it could possibly be recovered with a tool like: https://www.piriform.com/recuva.

I'm not quite sure if this is a potential security threat, and if anyone could say if it is or not then that would be much appreciated.

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I think it reads directly from the source file and write directly to the destination file without any temp files, but not 100% sure, you can look inside Crypt.au3 in autoit includes folder

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Where do you see this tmp file being created? I see plenty of deleted tmp files in my Temp folder, but none of them appear to be from autoit.

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I think this behavior but the other way, though no one really answered what it was for.  It did make me want to only use it for 1kb files so successes and failures result in the same payload.

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If u want just to make something very strong against cracking decrypting etc just use AES 256bt Encryption ^-^ it's mainly i think the best also used by one of the most annoying trojan("Teslacrypt"but maybe it don't use it at all) used but here Times(1.)how long it would take to decrypt AES.

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Since you will need to include the encryption key within your script, probably not too secure.

Edit: didn't see that you didn't want that answer until after I posted it.

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