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Osiris 01-08-2007 07:02 AM

Steganos Locknote standalone text encrypter
Most solutions that encrypt files require the installation of encryption software which has to be started again if you want to decrypt the encrypted files. A quick and easy way to encrypt text files would be to use the free Steganos Locknote program which encrypts text files using the 256 AES algorithm.

Steganos Locknote is a standalone program which does not have to be installed and adds itself to the encrypted text file to make it possible to decrypt the file without the main program. You either write text in the main window or drag and drop files with the .txt extension into it. Once you are done you provide a password (choose a secure one) and Steganos Locknote creates a executable which contains the information.

Decrypting the file could not be easier. Everyone who is clicking the executable has to provide the password that was chosen during the encryption. A correct password displays the contents, a wrong one of course nothing at all. The only aspect of the software that I do not like is the fact that it only encrypts text files. It does not support word documents for instance or images which would be a great plus.

Still it is small, free and easy to use. If you are like me and use text files to store important information you should give Steganos Locknote a try.

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