Heavy Duty Text Excryption Tool Updated

Erich H Rast of PepperMind has updated his industrial strength text encryption tool, My Secret, to version 1.1. My Secret allows users to encrypt text using the nearly impenetrable 448 bit BlowFish standard, thus making it very easy to exchange private notes with other users. According to Mr. Rast:

Shareware author Erich H Rast has released an update to his text encryption tool My Secret. The Macintosh application acts like a simple multi-document notepad and encrypts and decrypts private notes and messages using symmetric block ciphers like 448 bit Blowfish and 256 bit Rijndael, the latter being the new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The update fixes several bugs and is recommended to all users.

New features in version 1.1 are:

  • new menu item Encrypt & Save
  • several bugfixes, enhanced overall stability
  • now saves all window positions and settings
  • support for multiple encryption (TEMK)
  • support for small 2-character plaintext headers
  • fully customizable hard-wrapping (can be switched off as well)
  • facility to apply test vectors
  • better user interface and improved window layout
  • more Balloon help items and help tags on OS X

Some of My Secretis main features are:

  • full drag & drop support
  • support for custom, external encryption plugins written in C/C++
  • built-in compression for smaller size and higher security
  • secure hashing: chaining of SHA1 and MD5
  • built-in Blowfish encryption and additional 3 encryption plugins
  • secure file deletion & overwriting
  • balloon help and easy user-interface
  • automatic Base64 encoding for easy transfer of encrypted messages
  • can store multiple encrypted parts in one plaintext message and decrypt them all at once on the fly

My Secret is available for US$10. You can find more information at the PepperMind Web site.