Which encryption method is platform independent and can be used for apps?

JohnCTX 621 Reputation points

I may have known the basics in terms to encryption for emails.

I want to know which encryption method or methods are platform independent and can work on apps?



Windows API - Win32
Windows API - Win32
A core set of Windows application programming interfaces (APIs) for desktop and server applications. Previously known as Win32 API.
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  1. MotoX80 24,701 Reputation points

    This is essentially the same question that you asked in this thread.


    Again, I would suggest that you would be better asking this question in a developer specific forum, since those users would be more experienced with this issue. Maybe here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/support/

    From what I know and have seen over the decades of installing and supporting software, most applications rely on a license key of some sort. The application installs on the machine but looks for it's license file. If one is not found, it prompts the user to create one. The app then queries hardware specific stuff like processor, motherboard, NIC, and generates an encrypted data string that is then sent to your application license server which in turn generates a key that is saved as a file or registry key that the app then references to determine if it is executing on a licensed machine.

    I have never seen any way for Windows to execute an encrypted application. It would have to be decrypted first. And if it can be decrypted then it can be copied.

    Your question about "platform independent" is just too open ended to answer. Are you looking for a solution that works on Windows, Android, iPhone and Linux??? You'll need to be more specific about that question.

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  1. JohnCTX 621 Reputation points

    Just any application, so that its purpose is to prevent it from unauthorized ftp transfer.

    By the way, Windows DLP maybe platform dependent, and it may not work well with others.



  2. JohnCTX 621 Reputation points

    OpenGPG is only for email encryption, not for anything else.

    I've looked at its website homepage. It will not be useful for apps.



  3. JohnCTX 621 Reputation points

    Currently, the only feasible method for users to prohibit file reuploading via file transfer protocol is to perform batch file scripting. Their graphical user interface apps may only follow within the OSI hierarchy; that is the console shell lies underneath the graphical apps, and so forth.