This is a slow but working Visual Basic implementation of the 256-bit Serpent algorithm. Serpent was a finalist for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and appears to be a very secure powerful algorithm. The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher chosen by the U.S. government for the encryption of classified electronic data and is implemented in software and hardware throughout the world to encrypt sensitive data.
This is a BASE85 Encoding Visual Basic class that expands the text to be encoded by 4:5 i.e. uses 5 ASCII characters to represent 4 bytes with 80% accuracy. Used in Postscript and PDF documents. Useful if binary data needs to be persisted in ASCII text.