encryption app

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  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    I need to encrypt about 500 megs of data. What options do I have as a GUI app?
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    You can make an encrypted disk image in Disk Utility. 256-bit encryption. If that doesn't suit your needs, be more specific about how you intend to use it.
     
  3. cmm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    DU does 128. I just need something like PGP that will let me do AES-256. I need to store some documents that I don't need broken in to. I want to use DU's encryption scheme then on top of that another with a separate passwd.
     
  4. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    You're right, my bad.

    EDIT: Looks like all the apps I can find only do 128 as well. Hope somebody else knows of something to help you out.
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I don't think it's advisable to make a post on a public forum saying you haven't yet found encryption, and you need to encrypt something sensitive enough that 128 bit encryption isnt good enough ;)
     
  6. savar macrumors 68000

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    You already seem to know what you want. There's an openPGP implementation available for OS X. That should be what you're looking for.
     
  7. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    Isnt AES-128 like super strong with a good password anyway?
     
  8. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    In a word, yes. However, all encryptions become weaker with age.
     

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