I am currently looking for a small, secure, and reliable method of encrypting and decrypting strings. I have a link to one at codeproject, but some users have posted that it is not very reliable.
it will be used to encrypt/decrypt network traffic. it doesn't have to be un-crackable, just not TOO easily crackable. its not like it will be protecting super sensitive government data or anything, not protecting anything really important. reliability and usability is key here, I don't need some rock solid algorithm.
another thing that I am looking for, is the algorithm should not add anything to the encrypted string if possible. I have been fooling with a base64 algo which adds characters to the crypted string. this isn't really important, but if possible I would like to find one that keeps the string size to a minimum (or doesn't affect it at all).
if anyone has any recommendations or suggestions, I would be happy to hear them .
thankyou in advance!