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Encryption

FREE: Wiper Offers Encrypted Cell Phone Calls and Text Messages You Can Erase Later

Wiper is not the only cell phone app that sends secure texts, photos, and and then deletes them from the recipient’s phone later. However, it is unusual that it also creates encrypted voice calls over wi-fi connections. Wiper is available free of charge for both Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) devices. Most apps delete the messages a set time after they’re read, but Wiper lets you remove […]

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ShadowCrypt: How to Exchange Encrypted Messages on Any Website

After last year’s revelations about U.S. Internet surveillance raised interest in privacy tools, Google and Yahoo both announced they were working on software to let people who use their e-mail services easily exchange encrypted messages. Now a prototype browser extension called ShadowCrypt, made by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland, goes even further. It makes it easy to send and receive encrypted text on […]

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A Simple and Free Method of Encrypting Files and Folders on a Macintosh

Apple provides free encryption software with every Macintosh. The functionality is built into Disk Utility, a multi-purpose program that can be found on every Mac. Disk Utility has many uses but for the moment I will only describe the encryption of files or folders. Disk Utility will encrypt any kind of file: text, images, videos, databases, anything at all. To encrypt a file or folder, first create the item(s) to […]

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