Note: This is part 3 of 3 of a series on using AESCrypt to protect confidential files on your Macintosh computer. There is also a Windows specific series.
Purpose of the ModuleHave you received an encrypted file via email and need to decrypt it for use? The purpose of this module is to help you decrypt, or unencrypt, encrypted confidential files.
Step by Step
Step 1: Drag the file(s) to be decrypted on top of the AESCrypt app alias on your Desktop. You'll be prompted for the secret password.
Step 2: Repeat the process with multiple encrypted files.
That's pretty much all there is to Decrypting files! If you are going to make changes to the unencrypted documents, you'll want to discard the original encrypted documents. Then, after changes are made, encrypt your modified documents and send them or store them in encrypted format.
Securely Emptying Your Trash
To securely remove confidential files that may have been moved to the Trash but still reside in "ghost" format on your computer's hard drive, make sure to take advantage of the SECURE EMPTY TRASH feature on your Mac computer.
Watch this short video on how to securely empty your trash.
Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin's blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure