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Cryptnos for Android 1.2.2 Released

April 20th, 2011 | Comment?

Just a quick note to let everyone know that Cryptnos for Android 1.2.2 has just been released to the Android Market. This is a minor release, mostly to add a few more UI improvements. The biggest change is better handling of small “configuration changes”, like rotating the device or sliding out a physical keyboard. Previously, due to a quirk in the way Android handles these events, these actions would clear out form fields or back the user up to the previous screen or, worse, the main menu. We made a design choice early on in the name of security that introduced this “quirk” as a caveat, but we’ve since found a way to work around this issue without compromising that original design decision.

We’ve also updated the Legion of the Bouncy Castle code behind the scenes to the latest version. This shouldn’t have any impact to anyone, but there was one change in the way the BC handled encrypted output streams that might have potentially impacted Cryptnos export files. At any rate, moving to the latest version prepares us for when BC makes it’s jump to their next major version, meaning less upgrade hassles for us down the line. (Cryptnos only uses a small subset of their code which should be relatively mature and thus shouldn’t change frequently.)

We also improved the text in a few of the help sections, as well as fixed a few typos. Oopsy.

As always, the best place to find Cryptnos is in the Android Market. If you cannot install it from there for any reason, you can always download it here and “side load” it onto your device. Just make sure to subscribe to our releases RSS feed to keep up on updates if you do.

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