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Fire Encrypter

September 8th, 2006 at 5:09am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox no pointLink

Fire Encrypter is an extension that takes plain text password keyphrases and returns an encoded value for you. The following cryptology methods are included in the extension:

  • AES Encryption/Decryption
  • Blowfish Encryption
  • XOR Encryption/decryption
  • Morse Encoder
  • MD5 Hashing
  • SHA1 Hashing
  • SHA256 Hashing

I would consider this extension similar to the currency converter extension that are out there. Security analysts would find Fire Encrypter very handy in their line of work.

The installation was easy and the interface is simple enough even for beginners who are interested in how encrypting techniques work, but one downside is the extension only works for Firefox 1.5 and not the newest Beta 2.0 version. According to some comments I've seen, the author is currently working on a newer version, so we can expect a new version for Firefox 2.0 soon.

For those who have Firefox 1.5 and do not wish to update to Firefox 2.0 Beta yet, this extension will install just fine in 1.5.