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Encryption in X?

post #1 of 9
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I asked this question over at BF, and I have not yet heard an answer.

Is there encryption in OS X, finder-level or otherwise? If not, is there a good utility anyone would suggest?

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post #2 of 9
All I know is that the folks at the IconFactory have created <a href="http://design.iconfactory.com/pages/OSX/pgp.html" target="_blank">OS X icons</a> for PGP Desktop. Whether this is available now and where to get this I cannot say.

PS:

<a href="http://www.securemac.com/" target="_blank">http://www.securemac.com/</a>



[ 11-12-2001: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>
post #3 of 9
You can use Disk Copy to create a disk image, then encrypt the disk image.

It uses AES-128 encryption (whatever that is) and is integrated with the Keychain.
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post #4 of 9
You could also run Stuffit Deluxe (if you have it) and select encryption as an option when compressing a file. Note, if you encrypt and compress a folder you can still see the names of the individual files in stuffit.
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post #5 of 9
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Thanks folks, so finder-level encryption is just gone?

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post #6 of 9
Finder level encryption is something that I've been wanting in OS X, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere. I really think Apple should put it back, it can be really useful at times.

&lt;goes off to the good ol' feedback page&gt;

[EDIT: Changed anything to anywhere]

[ 11-14-2001: Message edited by: MacAgent ]</p>
post #7 of 9
[quote]Originally posted by Mojo the Monkey:
<strong>You can use Disk Copy to create a disk image, then encrypt the disk image.

It uses AES-128 encryption (whatever that is) and is integrated with the Keychain.</strong><hr></blockquote>

The advantage that Disk Copy encryption has over OS 9-style encryption is that you can archive directories, not just individual files. I use it to keep prying eyes from whole directories, cuz I don't always like to log out completely.
post #8 of 9
Hmm, I'll have to try that. How exactly do I do that?
post #9 of 9
I am sure that there are at least a couple of Unix encryption tools you can use as well. Anyone care to answer that one?
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