Friday, July 31, 2015

Encrypting Files and/or Folders with Secret Space Encryptor (SSE) #FOSS #free #encryption

Objective: Securely encrypt your private and confidential files or whole folders. Wiping (secure delete) feature is included for computer and Android versions.

Step 1 - Get Secret Space Encryption (SSE) for Your Device
Note that Secret Space Encryptor isn't available for iOS (e.g. iPhone/iPad) devices, so you'll need to take that into consideration.

Step 2 - Encrypt and Decrypt Files with SSE
To encrypt files--that you add or attach to email or store on various media (e.g. hard drive of computer, external USB drive, network backup), you can use the Secret Space Encryptor (SSE). You can choose to encrypt files individually or drop them all into a folder and encrypt them all at once as ONE file.

All encrypted files have the filename extension of enc so you will know when they are encrypted.

When you launch Secret Space Encryptor (SSE), you will see this:

Essentially, you type in your password then drag the file you want to encrypt into the SSE window (as indicated by instructions, Drag and Drop File(s) or Folder(s) into the Red Bordered Area).

Once the file is encrypted, it will appear in the same place as the original un-encrypted file:

Remember, you can drop an entire folder onto SSE and it will encrypt the whole works exactly the same way. To decrypt, simply drop the "enc" file into the SSE red bordered area and it will decrypt the encrypted file.

You can do the same thing in Android, making this an ideal, cross-platform tool for file/folder encryption. iOS is the only unsupported platform.

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