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Aladdin Private File 2.0

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private_file_2.0.sit (645.33 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Just a very rare and old rather cool file encryption tool i got a long time ago it comes with serial number of course.

This was Aladdin Systems *flagship* encryption tool for a few years once then they promptly withdrew it for some reason something to legal reasons....

Welcome to the World's Easiest File Protection

It's Simple To Use!
Just drag-and-drop to protect your sensitive files - it doesn't get any faster or easier. Whether you choose to drag and drop your files onto the desktop drop boxes, or select the files and then click on a menu item, encrypting and compressing your files is simpler than ever before. You'll be prompted for a password when you encrypt or decrypt and that's it!

Why Protect?
What happens to your files when you send them across the Internet? To get a file from point A to point B, your files often go through hundreds of machines! While the Internet allows for worldwide connections, your data could easily be more of a globetrotter than the Secretary of State! The Internet just became a whole lot safer! Protect your information with Private File's powerful encryption.

Private File allows you to easily transfer files to and from the Mac OS and Windows 95/NT platforms. By intelligently handling and storing the appropriate information, decryption of files from either platform is a seamless process.

Free Decryption and Expansion!
You can send your encrypted files to anyone! Just make sure your recipient has Aladdin's free Expander™. With a drag and drop, Expander decompresses and decrypts Private File encrypted files (as long as the recipient knows the password). It also decompresses and decodes all the most popular file formats found on the Internet! Download Expander today!

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Are you vulnerable?
Do you send personal or confidential information over the Internet? Does your job require you to handle spreadsheets, banking records, legal papers, copyrighted materials, salary information, vendor, customer or client addresses and phone numbers, social security information, credit card numbers, employee data, or medical records? What would the consequences be if this information were made public, obtained by your competition or simply circulated inside of your company? Protect your information with Private File.

How to protect yourself
Private File makes security simple. It is the fast and easy way to protect yourself and your company! Just encrypt your files before sending them. With a simple drag and drop, or a menu point and click, your information is safe. And with the strongest encryption you can be sure that no one but your desired recipient will be able to use your information.

Powerful Encryption
When you select files to encrypt, you are also asked to select a password. Private File takes this password and processes it through an industry standard algorithm called MD5. This process takes the original password and reduces it to a reasonably unique pattern of 16 bytes (128 bits). The encryption key is then taken from this pattern. The international version uses 5 bytes while the domestic version uses all 16. This encryption key is then used by the industry standard RC4 encryption algorithm to encrypt the data. The domestic version of Private File uses 128-bit encryption. The international version uses 40-bit encryption.

Secure Deletion
Private File securely deletes the original file if you set the preferences to do so. The deletion process is done in accordance with the U.S. Department of Defense standards. These standards consist of a three-pass deletion process. The first pass writes over the old data file using new data consisting of all bits set to zero. The second pass overwrites the file with data consisting of all bits set to one. The third pass is exactly like the first where the file is overwritten using data consisting of all bits set to zero. Once these passes are complete, Private File then directs the operating system to remove all references to the file from the disk.

Private File allows you to easily transfer files to and from the Mac OS and Windows 95/NT platforms. By intelligently handling and storing the appropriate information, decryption of files from either platform is a seamless process.

Private File is equipped to handle issues that arise when transferring files cross-platform. For instance, different platforms use a variety of characters to specify the end of a line. Without changing any preferences or options, Private File will transparently handle the different end-of-line characters for the machine on which you are decrypting.
Transmitting files that are usable cross-platform, such as pictures, sounds, and plain text files is just a step away. When you encrypt this information with Private File, you have no worries about the decryption on either platform. There is nothing you have to set up for a particular platform.
On Windows 95 and Windows NT, all encrypted files generated by Private File are compressed before encryption, and MacBinary-encoded after encryption. MacBinary encoding allows files of the right type to be generated during transfer from Windows to the Mac OS.

Compressing data prior to encrypting can have significant benefits. Compression is the process by which a file is made smaller without losing any of its information. A compression program uses an algorithm, or method, for compressing the information in a file in a more efficient manner, thus taking up less disk space. Compression works by minimizing or eliminating redundancy and empty space. A file containing the characters "AAAABBBBBBB" typically would take up ten locations. However, this file could be compressed by one algorithm into "4A6B" and would take up only four locations.Private File utilizes compression to create a smaller file, thus the amount of hard disk spaced used by the encrypted file and the time needed to transmit the file are less than if the file was not compressed.

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Powerful Encryption

Are you vulnerable?
Professional estimates say it will take about 12 MILLION times the age of the universe to 'crack' information protected with full strength encryption. That's what Private File gives you - full strength encryption protection. What's more, with Private File you can legally send your encrypted data overseas and use the government approved export version of Private File. (The export version can decode files created with the US version of Private File.)

Save Time and Money with StuffIt® Compression
Private File utilizes the award-winning StuffIt® compression technology to dramatically reduce the size of the your encrypted files - up to 90%! This reduces the amount of hard disk space used and the time it takes to send and receive your files when they're sent over a LAN, a WAN or the Internet.

Windows and Macintosh Cross-Platform operation
With Private File you get BOTH Windows and Macintosh software in one box. Many text, spreadsheet, picture and database files are fully cross platform: so are files created by Private File. When you encrypt this information with Private File, you have no worries about the decryption on either platform. There is nothing you have to set up, no switches flags or settings. Send your cross-platform information securely between Windows and Macintosh computers with Private File.

Instant eMail Protection
If you use eMail, Private File will automatically find or launch your designated eMail program and attach your file to an outgoing message for you - address the message, click send, and you're done! Works with all Windows MAPI compliant email programs, any item in the 'Send To' menu and on the Macintosh: AOL Mail 3.0, cc:Mail, Claris Emailer, Eudora, Quarterdeck Mail (formerly Microsoft Mail), and QuickMail Pro.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Version: 2.0
Min. System Requirements:
• Mac OS (capable of running Mac OS 7.0.1 or later).
Suggested Retail: $49.95