7-Zip Version 19.00 released

[German]Another brief information for users of the free packing program 7-Zip. The developer Igor Pavlov has updated the Windows version of the program available for various platforms to version 19.00 as of February 21, 2019.


Thanks to blog reader Ralf for the tip. The Open Source program supports the most important archive formats. The program is offered on this website. The details of version 19.00 can be found here

19.00          2019-02-21
– Encryption strength for 7z archives was increased: the size of random initialization vector was increased from 64-bit to 128-bit, and the pseudo-random number generator was improved.
– Some bugs were fixed.

After I already warned about the previous versions in the blog (see Security-Risk: Avoid 7-Zip), the developer improved the security of his code (see also the German comments here). Regarding the problems with the .exe installer (keyword DLL hijacking) my tip: Use the .msi installer from the Sourceforge page instead of the .exe version (to avoid DLL hijacking).

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