En­crypt doc­u­ments for free

En­crypto pro­tects your doc­u­ments with a bit of per­son­al­ity

Mac Format - - IMPROVE -

Se­curely pack­age and send files to other peo­ple, whether they use OS X or Win­dows

You can never be too safe with per­sonal data, and in or­der to keep the docs you share a lit­tle more se­cure, MacPaw’s En­crypto (http://macpaw. com/en­crypto) is a re­ally easy to use Mac ap­pli­ca­tion for putting AES-256 en­cryp­tion on your files for free.

AES-256 en­cryp­tion is used by gov­ern­ments when shar­ing their data. The en­cryp­tion’s se­cu­rity is based on the 256-bit length of its key (the equiv­a­lent ben­e­fits of hav­ing a longer pass­word over a shorter one), and the num­ber of hashes it uses (the num­ber of times your data is changed into nu­mer­i­cal in­for­ma­tion), which makes the code near im­pos­si­ble to crack.

One of the ma­jor ben­e­fits of shar­ing files us­ing En­crypto is that the de­cryp­tion pass­word is never ‘sent’ – in­stead, a pass­word hint is sent with the file that only the re­cip­i­ent would know the an­swer to. Plus, be­cause En­crypto is avail­able for both Mac and Win­dows, there’s no chance of an op­er­at­ing sys­tem stop­ping the re­cip­i­ent from open­ing your files, al­though it does mean an­other app for them to down­load. Adam Smith

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