[IMPLEMETED] Default encryption to AES-128 rather than None when "Enable password" is checked


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jphughan
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In the Edit Defaults UI, I recommend that "128-bit" be the default encryption option rather than None.  I'm not suggesting that password protection be enabled by default of course, but if a user enables it, then AES-128 should also be selected by default.  Perhaps even move "None" to the bottom of the dropdown and rename it to "None (not recommended)".  CPU instructions to accelerate AES operations have been around for roughly a decade now, using passwords without encryption on data files is unexpected under today's standards (e.g. MS Office, PDF, ZIP, and RAR files now default to or even force encryption when file passwords are set), and I would argue that the potential consequences of a user setting a password and accidentally neglecting to specify encryption outweigh the possible benefit of a user being able to recover their data after forgetting their password if no encryption was enabled -- especially as I'm not even sure how the latter would actually be accomplished.

UPDATE: Implemented

Edited 21 September 2018 1:35 PM by jphughan
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