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Encrypt and Decrypt Data with C#

, 17 May 2006 CPOL
Encrypt and Decrypt important data with C# and play
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Security.Cryptography;
using System.Configuration;

namespace EnCryptDecrypt
{
    public class CryptorEngine
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Encrypt a string using dual encryption method. Return a encrypted cipher Text
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="toEncrypt">string to be encrypted</param>
        /// <param name="useHashing">use hashing? send to for extra secirity</param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public static string Encrypt(string toEncrypt, bool useHashing)
        {
            byte[] keyArray;
            byte[] toEncryptArray = UTF8Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(toEncrypt);

            System.Configuration.AppSettingsReader settingsReader = new AppSettingsReader();
            // Get the key from config file
            string key = (string)settingsReader.GetValue("SecurityKey", typeof(String));
            //System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show(key);
            if (useHashing)
            {
                MD5CryptoServiceProvider hashmd5 = new MD5CryptoServiceProvider();
                keyArray = hashmd5.ComputeHash(UTF8Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(key));
                hashmd5.Clear();
            }
            else
                keyArray = UTF8Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(key);

            TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider tdes = new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider();
            tdes.Key = keyArray;
            tdes.Mode = CipherMode.ECB;
            tdes.Padding = PaddingMode.PKCS7;

            ICryptoTransform cTransform = tdes.CreateEncryptor();
            byte[] resultArray = cTransform.TransformFinalBlock(toEncryptArray, 0, toEncryptArray.Length);
            tdes.Clear();
            return Convert.ToBase64String(resultArray, 0, resultArray.Length);
        }
        /// <summary>
        /// DeCrypt a string using dual encryption method. Return a DeCrypted clear string
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="cipherString">encrypted string</param>
        /// <param name="useHashing">Did you use hashing to encrypt this data? pass true is yes</param>
        /// <returns></returns>
        public static string Decrypt(string cipherString, bool useHashing)
        {
            byte[] keyArray;
            byte[] toEncryptArray = Convert.FromBase64String(cipherString);

            System.Configuration.AppSettingsReader settingsReader = new AppSettingsReader();
            //Get your key from config file to open the lock!
            string key = (string)settingsReader.GetValue("SecurityKey", typeof(String));
            
            if (useHashing)
            {
                MD5CryptoServiceProvider hashmd5 = new MD5CryptoServiceProvider();
                keyArray = hashmd5.ComputeHash(UTF8Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(key));
                hashmd5.Clear();
            }
            else
                keyArray = UTF8Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(key);

            TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider tdes = new TripleDESCryptoServiceProvider();
            tdes.Key = keyArray;
            tdes.Mode = CipherMode.ECB;
            tdes.Padding = PaddingMode.PKCS7;

            ICryptoTransform cTransform = tdes.CreateDecryptor();
            byte[] resultArray = cTransform.TransformFinalBlock(toEncryptArray, 0, toEncryptArray.Length);
                        
            tdes.Clear();
            return UTF8Encoding.UTF8.GetString(resultArray);
        }
    }
}

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Syed Moshiur Murshed
Software Developer Pöyry Infra GmbH
Austria Austria
I am Syed Moshiur Murshed from Bangladesh. I studied BSC in Computer Science at American International University Bangladesh(www.aiub.edu). And then MSC in Software Technology at Stuttgart University of Applied Science, Germany(www.hft-stuttgart.de). Currently I am employed as a Software Engineer at Pöyry Infra GmbH in Salzburg, Austria since 04-2011.
I have been learning C# for quite some time and Enjoying it.

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