Help on Encryption library please.

Eugenio Serrano

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Hi All,

First I want to say, I am very happy with B4A.

So, I am fighting with the Encryption library right now.
I am using the follow C# code to encrypt my data, and I need the code in B4A to decrypt it.

B4X:
 public static string Encrypt(string sourceString, string key)
 {
 Byte[] buffer = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(sourceString);

 TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider des = new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider();

 MD5CryptoServiceProvider MD5 = new MD5CryptoServiceProvider();

 des.Key = MD5.ComputeHash(ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes(key)) ;

 des.IV = _Iv; // _Iv is a byte array (Initialization Vector)

 string result = Convert.ToBase64String(des.CreateEncryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length));

 des.Clear();

 MD5.Clear();

 return result;
 }
I am sure I can decrypt the message with B4A but I not sure how write the code..

Can someone help me?

Thanks in Advance.
Eugenio Serrano
 
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Eugenio Serrano

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Thank you.

I solve my problem as follow:

Here is VB.Net 4.0 code:
B4X:
    Public Function Encrypt(dataToEncrypt As String) As String
        Dim buffer As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(dataToEncrypt)
        Dim des As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        des.IV = New Byte() {211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88}
        des.Key = ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes("1234567890123456")
        Dim result = System.Convert.ToBase64String(des.CreateEncryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length))
        des.Clear()
        Return result
    End Function

    Public Function Decrypt(encryptedData As String) As String
        Dim buffer As Byte() = Convert.FromBase64String(encryptedData)
        Dim des As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        des.IV = New Byte() {211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88}
        des.Key = ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes("123456780123456")
        Dim result As String = Encoding.ASCII.GetString(des.CreateDecryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length))
        des.Clear()
        Return result
    End Function
And here is my code in B4A:

B4X:
Sub Encrypt(dataToEncrypt As String ) As String 

   Dim kg As KeyGenerator
   Dim c As Cipher
   Dim B64 As Base64
   Dim bconv As ByteConverter

   Dim data(0) As Byte
   Dim iv(0) As Byte
   iv = Array As Byte(211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88) ' 16 bytes for AES
      
   c.Initialize("DESEDE/CBC/PKCS5Padding")    
   c.InitialisationVector = iv
   kg.Initialize("DESEDE") 
   
   kg.KeyFromBytes(bconv.StringToBytes("1234567890123456","ASCII"))
   data = Bconv.StringToBytes(dataToEncrypt, "ASCII")      
   data = c.Encrypt(data, kg.Key, True)            

   Return B64.EncodeBtoS(data, 0, data.Length)
   
End Sub 

Sub Decrypt(encryptedData As String ) As String 

   Dim kg As KeyGenerator
   Dim c As Cipher
   Dim B64 As Base64
   Dim bconv As ByteConverter

   Dim data(0) As Byte
   Dim iv(0) As Byte
   iv = Array As Byte(211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88) ' 16 bytes for AES
      
   c.Initialize("DESEDE/CBC/PKCS5Padding")    
   c.InitialisationVector = iv
   kg.Initialize("DESEDE")    
   kg.KeyFromBytes(bconv.StringToBytes("1234567890123456","ASCII"))
   
   
   data = B64.DecodeStoB(encryptedData)
   data = c.Decrypt(data, kg.Key, True)   

   Return Bconv.StringFromBytes(data, "ASCII")

End Sub
I can exchange encrypted data bewteen my web site and my android device.
:)
 

quaker

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Thank you.

I solve my problem as follow:

Here is VB.Net 4.0 code:
B4X:
    Public Function Encrypt(dataToEncrypt As String) As String
        Dim buffer As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(dataToEncrypt)
        Dim des As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        des.IV = New Byte() {211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88}
        des.Key = ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes("1234567890123456")
        Dim result = System.Convert.ToBase64String(des.CreateEncryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length))
        des.Clear()
        Return result
    End Function

    Public Function Decrypt(encryptedData As String) As String
        Dim buffer As Byte() = Convert.FromBase64String(encryptedData)
        Dim des As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        des.IV = New Byte() {211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88}
        des.Key = ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes("123456780123456")
        Dim result As String = Encoding.ASCII.GetString(des.CreateDecryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length))
        des.Clear()
        Return result
    End Function
And here is my code in B4A:

B4X:
Sub Encrypt(dataToEncrypt As String ) As String 

   Dim kg As KeyGenerator
   Dim c As Cipher
   Dim B64 As Base64
   Dim bconv As ByteConverter

   Dim data(0) As Byte
   Dim iv(0) As Byte
   iv = Array As Byte(211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88) ' 16 bytes for AES
      
   c.Initialize("DESEDE/CBC/PKCS5Padding")    
   c.InitialisationVector = iv
   kg.Initialize("DESEDE") 
   
   kg.KeyFromBytes(bconv.StringToBytes("1234567890123456","ASCII"))
   data = Bconv.StringToBytes(dataToEncrypt, "ASCII")      
   data = c.Encrypt(data, kg.Key, True)            

   Return B64.EncodeBtoS(data, 0, data.Length)
   
End Sub 

Sub Decrypt(encryptedData As String ) As String 

   Dim kg As KeyGenerator
   Dim c As Cipher
   Dim B64 As Base64
   Dim bconv As ByteConverter

   Dim data(0) As Byte
   Dim iv(0) As Byte
   iv = Array As Byte(211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88) ' 16 bytes for AES
      
   c.Initialize("DESEDE/CBC/PKCS5Padding")    
   c.InitialisationVector = iv
   kg.Initialize("DESEDE")    
   kg.KeyFromBytes(bconv.StringToBytes("1234567890123456","ASCII"))
   
   
   data = B64.DecodeStoB(encryptedData)
   data = c.Decrypt(data, kg.Key, True)   

   Return Bconv.StringFromBytes(data, "ASCII")

End Sub
I can exchange encrypted data bewteen my web site and my android device.
:)
Hi thanks for code info.

Which library are you using for encryption.I ask this because i tried your code and doesnt find "KeyGenerator".

Thanks for help!
 

Cableguy

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If you had used the search engine of the forum, using the words "encryption lib", you would have found this one among the results....Search engines are user friendly, and usually a user friend...
 

realblue

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Hi Eugenio Serrano;

The below is my encryption algorithm (vb.net) and I couldn't convert it to B4A do you think you can guide me? Thanks in advance.

B4X:
    Friend Shared Function EncryptPasswordMD5(ByVal plainText As String, ByVal p_strSaltValue As String) As String
            Dim strReturn As String = String.Empty
            Try
                Dim initVectorBytes As Byte()
                initVectorBytes = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(m_strInitVector)

                Dim saltValueBytes As Byte()
                saltValueBytes = System.Text.Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(p_strSaltValue)

                ' Convert our plaintext into a byte array.
                ' Let us assume that plaintext contains UTF8-encoded characters.
                Dim plainTextBytes As Byte()
                plainTextBytes = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(plainText)

                ' First, we must create a password, from which the key will be derived.
                ' This password will be generated from the specified passphrase and 
                ' salt value. The password will be created using the specified hash 
                ' algorithm. Password creation can be done in several iterations.

                Dim password As Rfc2898DeriveBytes

                password = New Rfc2898DeriveBytes(m_strPassPhrase, _
                saltValueBytes, _
                m_strPasswordIterations)

                ' Use the password to generate pseudo-random bytes for the encryption
                ' key. Specify the size of the key in bytes (instead of bits).
                Dim keyBytes As Byte()
                Dim intKeySize As Integer = 0

                intKeySize = CType((m_intKeySize / 8), Integer)

                keyBytes = password.GetBytes(intKeySize)

                ' Create uninitialized Rijndael encryption object.
                Dim symmetricKey As System.Security.Cryptography.RijndaelManaged
                symmetricKey = New System.Security.Cryptography.RijndaelManaged

                ' It is reasonable to set encryption mode to Cipher Block Chaining
                ' (CBC). Use default options for other symmetric key parameters.
                symmetricKey.Mode = System.Security.Cryptography.CipherMode.CBC

                'symmetricKey.Padding = PaddingMode.Zeros


                ' Generate encryptor from the existing key bytes and initialization 
                ' vector. Key size will be defined based on the number of the key 
                ' bytes.
                Dim encryptor As System.Security.Cryptography.ICryptoTransform
                encryptor = symmetricKey.CreateEncryptor(keyBytes, initVectorBytes)

                ' Define memory stream which will be used to hold encrypted data.
                Dim memoryStream As System.IO.MemoryStream
                memoryStream = New System.IO.MemoryStream

                ' Define cryptographic stream (always use Write mode for encryption).
                Dim cryptoStream As System.Security.Cryptography.CryptoStream
                cryptoStream = New System.Security.Cryptography.CryptoStream(memoryStream, _
                encryptor, _
                System.Security.Cryptography.CryptoStreamMode.Write)
                ' Start encrypting.
                cryptoStream.Write(plainTextBytes, 0, plainTextBytes.Length)

                ' Finish encrypting.
                cryptoStream.FlushFinalBlock()

                ' Convert our encrypted data from a memory stream into a byte array.
                Dim cipherTextBytes As Byte()
                cipherTextBytes = memoryStream.ToArray()

                ' Close both streams.
                memoryStream.Close()
                cryptoStream.Close()

                ' Convert encrypted data into a base64-encoded string.
                Dim cipherText As String
                cipherText = Convert.ToBase64String(cipherTextBytes)

                ' Return encrypted string.
                strReturn = cipherText

            Catch ex As Exception
                strReturn = Nothing
            End Try

            Return strReturn

        End Function
 

sigster

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Hi

I test the code from Eugenio Serrano and it works well

but how can I use this in PHP

I try this with no luck
$str_to_decode = 'eX7lXOeDz6g=';
echo base64_decode($str_to_decode);



B4X:
  Public Function Encrypt(ByVal dataToEncrypt As String) As String
        Dim buffer As Byte() = Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(dataToEncrypt)
        Dim des As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        des.IV = New Byte() {211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88}
        des.Key = ASCIIEncoding.UTF8.GetBytes("1234567890123456")
        Dim result = System.Convert.ToBase64String(des.CreateEncryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length))
        des.Clear()
        Return result
    End Function

    Public Function Decrypt(ByVal encryptedData As String) As String
        On Error Resume Next
        Dim buffer As Byte() = Convert.FromBase64String(encryptedData)
        Dim des As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        des.IV = New Byte() {211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88}
        des.Key = ASCIIEncoding.UTF8.GetBytes("1234567890123456")
        Dim result As String = Encoding.UTF8.GetString(des.CreateDecryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length))
        des.Clear()
        Return result
    End Function
 

Derek Jee

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Thank you.

I solve my problem as follow:

Here is VB.Net 4.0 code:
B4X:
    Public Function Encrypt(dataToEncrypt As String) As String
        Dim buffer As Byte() = Encoding.ASCII.GetBytes(dataToEncrypt)
        Dim des As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        des.IV = New Byte() {211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88}
        des.Key = ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes("1234567890123456")
        Dim result = System.Convert.ToBase64String(des.CreateEncryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length))
        des.Clear()
        Return result
    End Function

    Public Function Decrypt(encryptedData As String) As String
        Dim buffer As Byte() = Convert.FromBase64String(encryptedData)
        Dim des As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        des.IV = New Byte() {211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88}
        des.Key = ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetBytes("123456780123456")
        Dim result As String = Encoding.ASCII.GetString(des.CreateDecryptor().TransformFinalBlock(buffer, 0, buffer.Length))
        des.Clear()
        Return result
    End Function
And here is my code in B4A:

B4X:
Sub Encrypt(dataToEncrypt As String ) As String

   Dim kg As KeyGenerator
   Dim c As Cipher
   Dim B64 As Base64
   Dim bconv As ByteConverter

   Dim data(0) As Byte
   Dim iv(0) As Byte
   iv = Array As Byte(211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88) ' 16 bytes for AES
     
   c.Initialize("DESEDE/CBC/PKCS5Padding")   
   c.InitialisationVector = iv
   kg.Initialize("DESEDE")
  
   kg.KeyFromBytes(bconv.StringToBytes("1234567890123456","ASCII"))
   data = Bconv.StringToBytes(dataToEncrypt, "ASCII")     
   data = c.Encrypt(data, kg.Key, True)           

   Return B64.EncodeBtoS(data, 0, data.Length)
  
End Sub

Sub Decrypt(encryptedData As String ) As String

   Dim kg As KeyGenerator
   Dim c As Cipher
   Dim B64 As Base64
   Dim bconv As ByteConverter

   Dim data(0) As Byte
   Dim iv(0) As Byte
   iv = Array As Byte(211, 5, 233, 24, 55, 166, 7, 88) ' 16 bytes for AES
     
   c.Initialize("DESEDE/CBC/PKCS5Padding")   
   c.InitialisationVector = iv
   kg.Initialize("DESEDE")   
   kg.KeyFromBytes(bconv.StringToBytes("1234567890123456","ASCII"))
  
  
   data = B64.DecodeStoB(encryptedData)
   data = c.Decrypt(data, kg.Key, True)  

   Return Bconv.StringFromBytes(data, "ASCII")

End Sub
I can exchange encrypted data bewteen my web site and my android device.
:)

Thank you too.. This code helped me..
 

Derek Jee

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Hello

I have a further question on this encryption which I got working but now have a different key length. I have tried various things but do not get the right results.. This is my VB code

B4X:
    Private key() As Byte = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24}
    Private iv() As Byte = {11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 111, 111, 111} 'Not the real iv

    Public Function Encrypt(ByVal plainText As String) As Byte()
 
        Dim utf8encoder As UTF8Encoding = New UTF8Encoding()
        Dim inputInBytes() As Byte = utf8encoder.GetBytes(plainText)
        Dim tdesProvider As TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider = New TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider()
        Dim cryptoTransform As ICryptoTransform = tdesProvider.CreateEncryptor(Me.key, Me.iv)
        Dim encryptedStream As MemoryStream = New MemoryStream()
        Dim cryptStream As CryptoStream = New CryptoStream(encryptedStream, cryptoTransform, CryptoStreamMode.Write)
        cryptStream.Write(inputInBytes, 0, inputInBytes.Length)
        cryptStream.FlushFinalBlock()
        encryptedStream.Position = 0
        Dim result(encryptedStream.Length - 1) As Byte
        encryptedStream.Read(result, 0, encryptedStream.Length)
        cryptStream.Close()
        Return result
    End Function
I have this:
B4X:
Dim kg As KeyGenerator
   Dim c As Cipher
   Dim B64 As Base64
   Dim bconv As ByteConverter

   Dim data(0) As Byte
   Dim iv(0) As Byte
   iv = Array As Byte(11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 111, 111, 111) ' 16 bytes for AES
     
   c.Initialize("DESEDE/CBC/PKCS5Padding")   
   c.InitialisationVector = iv
   kg.Initialize("DESEDE")
   kg.KeyFromBytes(bconv.StringToBytes("123456789012345678901234","UTF8"))
   data = bconv.StringToBytes(dataToEncrypt, "UTF8")     
   data = c.Encrypt(data, kg.Key, True)           
   Return B64.EncodeBtoS(data, 0, data.Length)
Could anyone point out where I am going wrong?

Thank you..


Derek.
 
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