Many people won’t believe it, but there was a time when encryption tools were very hard to find on the internet. Then came the open-source revolution and source code for all kinds of ciphers and hashing algorithms became available readily on the internet. And now you can find hundreds of encryption tools that use very strong ciphers like AES to encrypt your data. AxCrypt is one of them and is my favorite too, but it works in Windows computers only. If you want an encryption tool that works across the different popular platforms, then you can try the free S.S.E File Encryptor.
This tool is developed using Java and so it works on all the operating systems that you can install JRE (java Runtime Environment) on. You can use it on Windows, Linux or Mac as you please. Furthermore, the tool comes as a portable executable so it does not require installation – making it ideal for your USB flash disk apps collection.
The software has a drag and drop user interface. You have to select one of the supported ciphers from the list, type in the encryption password before you drop files on the S.S.E. File Encryptor window. You can select Blowfish 448-bit, AES 256-bit, RC6 256-bit, Serpent 256-bit, Twofish 256-bit and GOST 256-bit for the encryption. Out of all of these AES 256-bit is the strongest at present time.
As soon as you drop one or more files on the tool’s window, it starts to work on the encryption. The files must be dropped in the red-bordered area for it to accept them. The encryption process may take shorter or longer time depending on the size of the file and the number of files. The encrypted files are saved with a “.enc” appended to the file names.
Conclusion: S.S.E. File Encryptor offers basic file encryption with some very standard ciphers, but it can be used across all the popular operating systems. You can use this same tool in a multitude of computers for your file encryption requirements.
You can download S.S.E. File Encryptor from http://paranoiaworks.mobi/ssefepc/.