I have used the rc4 algoritm on the 4guys site and could write the encrypted text to an access database.<BR><BR>My trouble occurs when i try to read back from the database and decrypt the text. Is there an easier method to do this, i thought when i read the info back it was reading some format back possibly acsii and this stops the decryption.<BR><BR>Any pointers would be greatly appreciated<BR><BR>Thanks<BR><BR>Dean