Michael Rash, Security Researcher

Software Release - gpgdir-1.5

gpgdir-1.5 released The 1.5 release of gpgdir is ready for download. This release adds the ability to use a symmetric cipher to encrypt/decrypt files via the GnuPG::Interface encrypt_symmetrically() function. Here is the ChangeLog:
  • Added the --Symmetric option so that files can be encrypted/decrypted via a symmetric encryption algorithm (GnuPG commonly uses CAST5 for this).
  • Added the --Plain-ascii option so that GnuPG is invoked with the -a option so that encrypted files are ascii armored instead of encrypted in binary form.
  • Bugfix to ensure not to delete zero-size files if a bad password is given (gpgdir now just throws a warning and exits in this case).
  • Minor code enhancements to provide a consistent hash_init() invocation with the same options hash.
  • Updated to exclude .asc files from the encryption/decryption process.