That means those of us in the office charged with making sure our Macs stay secure are burning a little midnight oil looking for additional security and encryption options, as well as enhanced procedures all in an effort to keep our Mac’s safe. Until the next break-in. Here’s an option you might like.
What Price Encryption?
As my coworkers and I survey the security and encryption options for Mac users we come across some useful apps which may fit your workflow.
It’s not that FileWard does anything different from other security or encryption apps, but the interface is more friendly than most.
Drop a folder of files or a file onto FileWard and it will encrypt it. How do you decrypt it? Simply double-click.
That’s about as easy as high-grade encryption can get.
FileWard can also take whatever is in your Mac’s clipboard– whatever you last copied– and have it encrypted.
FileWard automatically encrypts and compresses files. There’s an option to have FileWard show up in the Finder which makes it even easier to encrypt and compress files.
Wait a minute. Isn’t this the same OpenSSL library from Apple’s most recent SSL bug? Yes. But the problem was how Apple implemented OpenSSL (the so-called ‘gotofail’ SSL bug), since fixed.