Tag Archive: Encrypted


Stash all your secret files in KYMS’ encrypted calculator app

This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of KYMS. What better way to keep your media safe than to encrypt your files and hide them behind an iOS app that appears to be nothing more than a stylish calculator?…

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Vodafone Offers Encrypted SIM Cards In Germany

Drug dealers, pimps and other criminals should be getting excited right now, of they live in Germany at least – their burner phones are about to get a whole lot more secure. Why? Vodafone Germany has announced an encrypted SIM…

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Bitdrop Sends Anonymous, Encrypted Files From Your iPhone

Bitdrop is an interesting new app/service for sending encrypted files to anyone over the internet, with the big advantage that the receiver doesn’t need to install anything. This is pretty good for the paranoid and careful alike, letting you share files using e-mail, but without sending them over the open internet. Encrypted e-mail is great, […]

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How to Set Up Lavabit Secure & Encrypted Email on the iPhone and iPad

Lavabit Secure Encrypted Email on the iPhone Lavabit is a secure and encrypted email platform that has been getting a lot of attention lately in light of some recent, uhm, “news events”, regarding communications eavesdropping and individual privacy. Such reductions of privacy are exactly what Lavabit aims to prevent, and so not only does Lavabit have excellent antispam and antivirus features along with your standard email niceties like autoresponders, its most relevant  [Read More…]

Recover a Lost Encrypted Backup Password for an iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch

Keychain access and passwords iOS devices can use an optional encrypted backup feature that protects all backups with a strong encryption layer and password, meaning those backups are both unusable and unreadable without that password. If you chose to encrypt the backups of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with such a password and then somehow forgot the password to those backups, you may have an option available to recover it and  [Read More…]

Password Protect an External Drive in Mac OS X with Encrypted Partitions

Drive Password in Mac OS X

We recently showed you how to password protect files and folders using encrypted Disk Images in Mac OS X, but if you have an external drive you can go a step further. By using encrypted disk partitions, any drive, be it a USB key, flash drive, hard disk, or whatever else, can be set to require a password before the drive can be mounted and the  [Read More…]

Password Protect Folders & Files in Mac OS X with Encrypted Disk Images

Password Protect a Folder and Files in Mac OS X

You can password protect files and folders in Mac OS X by using a trick with disk images. Here�s how it works; by placing files inside of an encrypted disk image, that disk image will work like a password protected folder and require a password before it�s mounted, preventing unauthorized access to all of the contents.

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