### Zip 256-bit AES encryption

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**November 10th, 2015, 3:55 pm**It would be very useful for the APL+Win Zip class to have the option to use 256-bit AES encryption rather than the much weaker standard zip encryption.

The newer AES encryption is required for any sort of real data security, such as to meet HIPAA requirements. It is available in WinZip, etc., as well as ActiveX products, but it would be a great convenience to have it in APL+Win directly.

I think the needed code is available as open source, as evidenced by this excerpt from the WinZip web site:

"To perform AES encryption and decryption, WinZip uses AES functions written by Dr. Brian Gladman. The source code for these functions is available in C/C++ and Pentium family assembler for anyone to use under an open source BSD or GPL license from the AES project page on Dr. Gladman's web site. The AES Coding Tips page also has some information on the use of these functions. WinZip Computing thanks Dr. Gladman for making his AES functions available to anyone under liberal license terms."

The APL+Win documentation mentions that it uses Info-ZIP. Perhaps there is an updated set of code that has the AES functionality.

Thanks.

The newer AES encryption is required for any sort of real data security, such as to meet HIPAA requirements. It is available in WinZip, etc., as well as ActiveX products, but it would be a great convenience to have it in APL+Win directly.

I think the needed code is available as open source, as evidenced by this excerpt from the WinZip web site:

"To perform AES encryption and decryption, WinZip uses AES functions written by Dr. Brian Gladman. The source code for these functions is available in C/C++ and Pentium family assembler for anyone to use under an open source BSD or GPL license from the AES project page on Dr. Gladman's web site. The AES Coding Tips page also has some information on the use of these functions. WinZip Computing thanks Dr. Gladman for making his AES functions available to anyone under liberal license terms."

The APL+Win documentation mentions that it uses Info-ZIP. Perhaps there is an updated set of code that has the AES functionality.

Thanks.