Data encryption is the art of hiding information from unauthorized access. There are specialized tools for data encryption, but most of them are bulky and are not suitable for hiding small pieces of general information, your blurbs and notes. A few problems, which you might face with these bulky encryption tools are…
- They need to be installed, so portability of the encrypted data becomes an issue.
- They require un-encrypted data to be first stored on the hard-disk and then they encrypt it. You can delete the un-encrypted data after that. But do you know that if you delete the data and files in normal manner, it can easily be retrieved by undelete tools. You need to use specialized data eraser tools o completely erase it.
- And, the encrypted data files are separate from the encryption software.
fSekrit – A Special Portable Encryption Tool
If you want to hide your simple notes, blurbs and little pieces of general info, then fSekrit is a great Portable Encryption Tool for simple needs.
The real advantage of fSekrit is that notes are truly self-contained; the editor program and your note are merged together into a tiny self-contained program file, removing the need to install a special application to view your data. This makes fSekrit ideal for keeping encrypted notes on, for example, USB flash drives.
Another advantage of using fSekrit is that your un-encrypted data is never stored on your harddisk. With a traditional encryption utility you would have to decrypt your file to disk, view or edit it, and then re-encrypt it, and unless you use secure file wiping tools, it would be a trivial matter for someone to to retrieve your un-encrypted data, even though you have deleted it. This can’t be done with fSekrit, though, since it never stores your un-encrypted data on disk.
fSekrit uses very strong encryption (256-bit AES/Rijndael in CBC mode) to ensure that your data is never at risk. Self contained fSekrit note files are tiny! Only 60k plus the size of your text.