Simple method to encrypt files, exchange from Windows to Mac

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by phkhgh, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. phkhgh

    phkhgh Registered Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    [FONT=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]Looking for a simple way to encrypt mostly text files, to exchange by email w/ some of my "non technical" Mac user friends.[/FONT] Something that uses decent encryption & is easy to use. 7-Zip for Windows is perfect, but I've not found any maintained, up to date, GUI prgms for Mac that can read / write 7-Zip format.

    Keka (for Macs) is maintained & will do 7-zip, but ONLY uses "Zip 2.0 legacy" encryption. http://forum.kekaosx...7907ac911711d10

    Don't necessarily need compression, but these type prgms would be really easy to use for non techies.
    I use TrueCrypt, that also runs on Mac, but it might be a bit cumbersome for encrypting a file to attach to email.

    I don't think these particular friends could / would master setting up Thunderbird to use signing & encryption certificates & deal w/ using public / private keys.
    Maybe, but something simpler would probably be better for them.

    Any suggestion for other easy to use Mac encryption prgms (for one file at a time), & a Windows counterpart, both able to read / write in same format; both using decent encryption?
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