What encryption software do you use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Tyrizian, May 4, 2016.

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What encryption software do you use?

  1. I don't use encryption software

    12 vote(s)
    34.3%
  2. EncryptOnClick (Free)

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. AESCrypt (Open source)

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  4. Fort Cryptography Extension (Open source)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Axcrypt (Open source)

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. GnuPG (Open source)

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  7. Kruptos (Freemium)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Kryptel (Free and Paid)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Silver Key (Free and Paid)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. WinAES (Free)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Quick Crypt (Open source)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. GoAnyWhere OpenPGP Studio (Free)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Toolwiz BSafe (Free)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. 7-zip (Open source

    7 vote(s)
    20.0%
  15. PeaZip (Open source)

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  16. WinRAR (Paid)

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  17. Bandizip (Free)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. PowerArchiver (Paid)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Winzip (Paid)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. PKWare (Paid)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. TrueCrypt (Discontinued) / (Open source)

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  22. VeraCrypt (Open source)

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  23. DiskCrypter (Open source)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Windows BitLocker (Windows Pro, Enterprise)

    5 vote(s)
    14.3%
  25. Jetico BestCrypt (Paid)

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  26. Cryptkeeper (Open source)

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  27. Privacy Drive (Free)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  28. Rohos Mini Drive (Freemium)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. Other File and folder encryption (not listed in poll)

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  30. Other Archiver encryption (not listed in poll)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  31. Other Drive encryption (not listed in poll)

    3 vote(s)
    8.6%
  32. SSD built in encryption (No need for third party)

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  33. GPG4Win

    2 vote(s)
    5.7%
  34. Encrypto

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    This goes for anything, file & folder encryption, archiver encryption and disk encryption.

    The only thing excluded from this poll is e-mail encryption (For the sake of poll length).


    ****I made a mistake by listing GPG4Win as a poll choice, as GnuPG is basically the same thing...My apologies****
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  2. Infected

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    I use bitlocker that came with my W10 Pro
     
  3. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    As I have experimented with many, my final deciding choices are...

    EncryptOnClick and WindRAR for file and folder encryption (Windows)

    AESCrypt (Mac)

    As for drive encryption, I use SSD built in encryption.
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  4. Umbra

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    Veracrypt and GPG4Win
     
  5. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    For Linux = LUKS on LVM
    W7 = TrueCrypt
    W10 = VeraCrypt
     
  6. Minimalist

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    I use TrueCrypt and store sensitive data in containers.
     
  7. rm22

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    I'm using Safehouse Explorer combined with Cipher and Eraser to overwrite files & free space
     
  8. ace2564

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    FileVault
     
  9. ichito

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    My votes
    - other file/folder...Blowfish Advanced CS
    - other drive encryption...FreeOTFE
     
  10. Aura

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    BitLocker, VeraCrypt and TrueCrypt 7.1a.
     
  11. ArchiveX

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    Windows BitLocker
     
  12. quietman

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    That's quite a list of options there , and I've used quite a few of them .

    BTW , I think it's a pity that you didn't include e-mail encryption .
    I'd be interested to see how many people chose that.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2016
  13. ExtremeGamerBR

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    Veracrypt
    Cryptomator
    Viivo
     
  14. Moose World

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    Last edited: May 7, 2016
  15. Tyrizian

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    It looks like a new encryption tool has peaked it's way through.

    For those interested, it's called Cryptomator, it's open source and multi-platform (Windows, Mac OS and Linux)

    Here is the official website:

    https://cryptomator.org/

    NOTE: I'll be testing this one out and I'll be posting my opinion on it soon.
     
  16. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Ok, I went ahead and tested Cryptomator.

    It's a very basic, stripped down version of VeraCrypt, that does offer a few differences (some listed below).

    It lets you create as many vaults as you like.
    Each vault is created as a localhost drive (It's basically a local network drive, with no custom set capacity size - it basically fills up when you add files) - I might be wrong, but from what I see in drive properties, it will let you use up to 28.4 GB per vault.
    Drive letters can be locked and unlocked
    You can choose your own drive letter
    You have the option to save your vaults on the local drive or through a cloud folder (If you have a cloud service installed on your computer)
    It uses strong encryption, according to = https://cryptomator.org/architecture/
    Of course as mentioned before, it's open source and multi-platform (Windows, Mac OS and Linux)

    I think Cryptomator is perfect for those who found VeraCrypt confusing, but are wanting the similar functionality, with a more simplistic approach.

    Do I recommend it?

    I would say yes.

    Now, if I were to list any cons, mine would be.

    Doesn't offer a portable version
    No option to change vault passwords
    Maybe too basic for my tastes (I think a few more options would be better)
    You can't use a keyfile, like you can in VeraCrypt - This alone might be a deal breaker for some.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
  17. Krysis

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    I have only a small number of sensitive documents – so I use Safehouse Explorer.
    Quite adequate for my needs.
     
  18. Overkill

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    Winrar & 7-Zip
     
  19. blacknight

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    Generally I don't need encryption softwares, but sometimes in the past I used it. Many years ago I used Axcrypt, then Blowfish Advanced CS and especially I had an old version of Steganos Safe, a very good program !
     
  20. mick92z

    mick92z Registered Member

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    Veracrypt for usb's , 7zip for google drive files
     
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