FinalCrypt 4.0.3 adds uncrackable encryption to your most sensitive files
April 2, 2019 – 07:38 | Comments Off on FinalCrypt 4.0.3 adds uncrackable encryption to your most sensitive files
FinalCrypt 4.0.3 adds uncrackable encryption to your most sensitive files

The battle to encrypt data securely rages on, with developments in quantum computing mirrored by hackers’ ever more creative attempts to break encryption. Ironically, one form of encryption resistant to all forms of hacking – …

NirSoft’s EncryptedRegView decrypts and displays secret Registry data
October 19, 2016 – 06:00 | Comments Off on NirSoft’s EncryptedRegView decrypts and displays secret Registry data
NirSoft’s EncryptedRegView decrypts and displays secret Registry data

NirSoft has released EncryptedRegView, a free tool which finds, decrypts and displays Registry data protected by Windows’ DPAPI encryption scheme.
DPAPI isn’t widely used, even by Microsoft products, but the program managed to find Outlook passwords, …

KeePass 2.34 released, tightens update checking security
June 13, 2016 – 07:52 | Comments Off on KeePass 2.34 released, tightens update checking security
KeePass 2.34 released, tightens update checking security

Open-source password-management tool KeePass 2.34 has been released for Windows. The new release’s headline feature is a digitally signed version information file, which is used to check for updates.
The feature was unveiled after a potential …

Cryptomator: free client-side encryption for your cloud files
May 29, 2016 – 02:44 | Comments Off on Cryptomator: free client-side encryption for your cloud files
Cryptomator: free client-side encryption for your cloud files

Keeping your data in the cloud offers some protection against disaster, but also brings privacy issues: could anyone else access your files?
Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption to keep your data safe, and allows access on …

Hide data inside JPGs with Free File Camouflage
October 9, 2015 – 05:53 | Comments Off on Hide data inside JPGs with Free File Camouflage
Hide data inside JPGs with Free File Camouflage

Image steganography is a clever technique for hiding files inside JPEGs, so that the contents appear unchanged, but anyone who knows the secret can easily extract its contents.
Free File Camouflage isn’t so clever – in …

Convert.NET is a desktop translator
June 24, 2015 – 07:35 | Comments Off on Convert.NET is a desktop translator
Convert.NET is a desktop translator

Convert.NET is a free (for personal use) text processing toolkit with maybe the most bizarrely mixed-up feature set we’ve seen.
Choose “Language Translation” from the list top-left and it seems reasonably normal. Type or paste text …

WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing
June 19, 2015 – 07:16 | Comments Off on WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing
WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 adds support for iCloud and ZipShare sharing

Corel’s WinZip subsidiary has unveiled a major new release for the Mac edition of its renowned zip archiving tool. WinZip Mac Edition 4.0 focuses on improving its sharing tools, but also implements support for Retina …

Quick Review: UnityPDF
November 22, 2014 – 07:31 | Comments Off on Quick Review: UnityPDF
Quick Review: UnityPDF

UnityPDF would like to be the tool of choice for batch PDF processing. It can split or merge files, extract all or selected pages, divide one file into several, rotate every page in a file, …

Secryptor Basic 1.0 offers cross-platform file encryption with a Dropbox twist
July 3, 2014 – 11:50 | Comments Off on Secryptor Basic 1.0 offers cross-platform file encryption with a Dropbox twist
Secryptor Basic 1.0 offers cross-platform file encryption with a Dropbox twist

Privacy’s a big thing nowadays, and with the US government in particular leaning on big businesses to make it easier for user’s private data to be shared, you’ve a right to feel uneasy. Whether you’re …

Encrypt, decrypt and process your PDFs with QPDF
June 12, 2014 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Encrypt, decrypt and process your PDFs with QPDF
Encrypt, decrypt and process your PDFs with QPDF

If you need to process your PDFs then there’s no shortage of free options. JPDF Tweak alone can crop or rotate pages, apply text and image watermarks, encrypt, decrypt them, and so on. You’ve probably …

Encrypt files with little fuss and 256-bit AES encryption with Quick Crypt
May 19, 2014 – 11:03 | Comments Off on Encrypt files with little fuss and 256-bit AES encryption with Quick Crypt
Encrypt files with little fuss and 256-bit AES encryption with Quick Crypt

Valkova Technology has released Quick Crypt 1.0, a tiny, portable and – above all – free tool for Windows users looking to encrypt and decrypt files on the fly.
The tool, which requires Windows 7 or …