Below, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding MSPI's ObjectX and SkyCipher products. If you would like to submit a question, please send it via email to "firstname.lastname@example.org".
MSPI ObjectX is a peer-to-peer, Private Object Exchange Solution (POES) for Windows 10 and 8.1. It enables a team of globally distributed persons to exchange, in a PRIVATE and SECURE manner, Sensitive, Encrypted Objects such as Videos, Audios and Images that have originated from any source including SmartPhones and Drones. ObjectX uses your Microsoft Azure BLOB Storage Account as its central object repository. ObjectX Users can Upload, Download, List, Move, Copy Delete, Rename, Encrypt (AES) and Decrypt (AES) objects with easy-to-use operations.
MSPI SkyCipher, previously named CodeBook, is an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), 256-bit Symmetric-Key, FIPS 140-2 Compliant, file encryption application for Microsoft Windows 10 and 8.1. SkyCipher allows you to Encrypt and Decrypt files of any type using the SkyCipher Internal Key or any Key that you specify. When used in conjunction with any Email System that supports Attachments, or Cloud-Based Storage, Backup or File Sharing solution, SkyCipher-Encrypted Files may be securely exchanged with other members of your extended Global Team. SkyCipher provides a low cost, highly-effective means of protecting your critical information as it transits the Global Internet.
ObjectX is sold exclusively through the Microsoft Windows Store. It can be purchased and downloaded by clicking on this ObjectX Sales Link.
SkyCipher is sold exclusively through the Microsoft Windows Store. It can be purchased and downloaded by clicking on this SkyCipher Sales Link.
Yes. ObjectX offers a 30-Day Free Trial and SkyCipher offers a 15-day Free Trial.
No, ObjectX does not use, rely-upon or integrate with Web Browsers, Social Media applications or Email systems. Thus, your information cannot be read, tracked, analyzed, transferred or sold. ObjectX is a completely self-contained solution that operates upon and stores only the Encrypted or Unencrypted objects that you provide it. You own and control the repository that contains your objects (i.e., your Microsoft Azure BLOB Storage Account) and you specify the Keys used to Encrypt and Decrypt those objects. However, objects/files that have been encrypted by ObjectX may be used just like their un-encrypted counterparts. That is, they may be copied, deleted, archived, attached, stored on media of all types, and so on. Because they are encrypted, however, they cannot be read by a person or opened by their parent application until they have been successfully decrypted by ObjectX or SkyCipher and the Key with which they were originally encrypted.
SkyCipher-Encrypted Files may be used just like their plaintext (i.e., un-encrypted) counterparts. That is, they may be copied, deleted, archived, attached, stored on media of all types, and so on. However, they cannot be read by a person or opened by their parent application until they have been successfully decrypted by SkyCipher or ObjectX and the Key with which they were originally encrypted.
Both ObjectX and SkyCipher share a single, internal key. That key is called "The CBIK". As a consequence, objects/files encrypted by SkyCipher-and-the-CBIK can be decrypted by ObjectX-and-the-CBIK and files encrypted by ObjectX-and-the-CBIK can be decrypted by SkyCipher-and-the-CBIK. The CBIK is included as a convenience to the User. It provides an easy-to-use encryption/decryption method that does not require any User to remember or record any encryption key. If any person has ObjectX or SkyCipher, then that person can decrypt any object that has been encrypted by SkyCipher-and-the-CBIK or by ObjectX-and-the-CBIK.
A "CBUK" is a "User Key". Each CBUK is a User-Defined, 32-character encryption/decryption key. When a User originates a CBUK, that CBUK's value is known only to that person. CBUKs are not stored. Therefore, the CBUK-originator has the responsibility of remembering and/or securely-recording the CBUK's value. In addition, the CBUK-originator must establish a suitable means for conveying the CBUK's value to those Users who will need to decrypt the objects of interest. Both ObjectX and SkyCipher share the same CBUK software infrastructure. As a consequence, objects/files encrypted by SkyCipher-and-A-CBUK can be decrypted by ObjectX-and-A-CBUK and files encrypted by ObjectX-and-A-CBUK can be decrypted by SkyCipher-and-A-CBUK. In all cases, however, decryption is only possible if the encrypted object recipient (1) has ObjectX or SkyCipher, (2) has the encrypted object of interest, and (3) has precise knowledge of the CBUK.
ObjectX and SkyCipher are ideally suited for current technology, Windows 10 (or Windows 8.1) "Laptop" or "Notebook" computers with Intel Core i7 or Core i5 (64-bit) processors, 16 GB or 8 GB of RAM, and a Full-HD (1920 x 1080) 15.6" display. ObjectX and SkyCipher are also well-suited for Windows 10 (or Windows 8.1) desktop or "All-in-One" type computers - for situations where physical mobility is not a requirement.
MSPI does not receive any information, such as Credit Card information, from Microsoft at the time of sale. Thus, there is nothing that can be retained at that point. MSPI "Mandatory Application Activation" has been replaced with MSPI "Optional Application Registration". Optional Application Registration allows an MSPI Application Owner/User to send their Email Address to MSPI, but only if they choose to do so.
No. All MSPI applications are architected and built to protect and keep-secret, the Customer's information. MSPI would consider any type of "Backdoor" access to be a grievous breach of trust between MSPI and our Customers.