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CSecureEditEx - A More Secure Edit Control

, 16 Apr 2005
CSecureEditEx controls are resistant to password revealers. Passwords aren't visible in the process memory.
seceditex_demo.zip
SecEditExTest.exe
seceditex_src.zip
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SecEditExTest.exe
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SecEditExTest.ico
SecEditExTest.dsp
SecEditExTest.dsw
/*
  Copyright (c) 2005, Dominik Reichl <dominik.reichl@t-online.de>
  All rights reserved.

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/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Version History:
// 2005-04-17: v1.0
// - First release

#if !defined(AFX_SECUREEDITEX_H__83B26DEE_A42E_11D9_BF17_0050BF14F5CC__INCLUDED_)
#define AFX_SECUREEDITEX_H__83B26DEE_A42E_11D9_BF17_0050BF14F5CC__INCLUDED_

#if _MSC_VER > 1000
#pragma once
#endif // _MSC_VER > 1000

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

#ifndef TCH_STDPWCHAR
#define TCH_STDPWCHAR _T('*')
#endif

#ifndef SE_XORPAD_SIZE
#define SE_XORPAD_SIZE 32
#endif

class CSecureEditEx : public CEdit
{
// Construction
public:
	CSecureEditEx();
	virtual ~CSecureEditEx();
	void EnableSecureMode(BOOL bEnable = TRUE);

	// Retrieve the currently entered password
	LPTSTR GetPassword();

	// Securely free the passwords returned by GetPassword()
	void DeletePassword(LPTSTR lpPassword);

	// Set the currently entered password, may be NULL
	void SetPassword(LPCTSTR lpPassword);

	//{{AFX_VIRTUAL(CSecureEditEx)
	//}}AFX_VIRTUAL

private:
	void _DeleteAll();
	void _SetMemoryEx(void *pDest, int c, size_t uCount);
	void _DeleteTPtr(LPTSTR lp, BOOL bIsArray, BOOL bIsString);
	void _ClearSelection();
	void _InsertCharacters(unsigned int uPos, LPCTSTR lpSource, unsigned int uNumChars);
	void _DeleteCharacters(unsigned int uPos, unsigned int uCount);
	void _EncryptBuffer(BOOL bEncrypt = TRUE);

	BOOL m_bSecMode;
	LPTSTR m_pXorPad;
	CPtrArray m_apChars;
	int m_nOldLen;

protected:
	//{{AFX_MSG(CSecureEditEx)
	afx_msg void OnEnUpdate();
	afx_msg void OnKeyDown(UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlags);
	afx_msg void OnKeyUp(UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlags);
	afx_msg void OnChar(UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlags);
	afx_msg void OnDeadChar(UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlags);
	afx_msg void OnMouseMove(UINT nFlags, CPoint point);
	afx_msg void OnLButtonDblClk(UINT nFlags, CPoint point);
	afx_msg void OnLButtonUp(UINT nFlags, CPoint point);
	afx_msg void OnMButtonDblClk(UINT nFlags, CPoint point);
	afx_msg void OnMButtonUp(UINT nFlags, CPoint point);
	afx_msg void OnRButtonDblClk(UINT nFlags, CPoint point);
	afx_msg void OnRButtonUp(UINT nFlags, CPoint point);
	afx_msg void OnSetFocus();
	//}}AFX_MSG

	DECLARE_MESSAGE_MAP()
};

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

//{{AFX_INSERT_LOCATION}}

#endif // !defined(AFX_SECUREEDITEX_H__83B26DEE_A42E_11D9_BF17_0050BF14F5CC__INCLUDED_)

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Dominik Reichl
Software Developer
Germany Germany
Dominik started programming in Omikron Basic, a programming language for the good old Atari ST. After this, there was some short period of QBasic programming on the PC, but soon he began learning C++, which is his favorite language up to now.
 
Today, his programming experience includes C / C++ / [Visual] C++ [MFC], C#/.NET, Java, JavaScript, PHP and HTML and the basics of pure assembler.
 
He is interested in almost everything that has to do with computing, his special interests are security and data compression.
 
You can find his latest freeware, open-source projects and all articles on his homepage: http://www.dominik-reichl.de/

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