SQLCipher 4.0.0 Release

We are incredibly excited to announce the much anticipated release of SQLCipher 4. This is a major update that includes new features, improvements, and fixes. Here are some of the most important highlights:

  • PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA512 is the new KDF algorithm
  • HMAC-SHA512 is now used for per-page HMACs default KDF algorithm
  • The default database page size has been increased to 4096 bytes
  • KDF iteration count has been increased to 256,000
  • Improved memory sanitization features
  • Significant performance improvements for common use cases on platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows
  • New baseline on upstream 3.25.2 enabling many new SQLite features
  • Completely revamped client API support for .NET based platforms including sqlite-net, Entity Framework, and Microsoft ADO.NET

Please read the full release announcement here on our blog. We look forward to your feedback. Thanks!


Whoo hoo!!! UPSERT support!

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What version of sqlite does sqlCipher 3.5.9 point to? Unable to find the release notes

Hi @rajasooryaKC

SQLCipher for Android 3.5.9 is based on SQLCipher Core 3.4.2. Our latest build of SQLCipher for Android 4.0.0 is based on SQLCipher Core 4.0.0. The release announcement can be found here.

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