My Secret 1.1, an update for the text encryption utility that uses 448-bit Blowfish or 256-bit Rijndael encryption to secure text messages and private notes, adds a new menu item called Encrypt & Save, squishes several bugs, and improves stability, according to shareware author Erich Rast.
His Mac application acts like a simple multi-document notepad and encrypts and decrypts private notes and messages using symmetric block ciphers. MySecret features: full drag and drop support; support for custom, external encryption plug-ins written in C/C++; built-in compression for smaller size and higher security; secure hashing; chaining of SHA1 and MD5; secure file deletion and overwriting; Balloon Help; and automatic Base64 encoding. My Secret can store multiple encrypted parts in one plain text message and decrypt them all at once on the fly.
Besides the previously mentioned changes, version 1.1 now saves all window positions and settings. It also adds support for multiple encryption (TEMK) and for small 2-character plain text headers. My Secret 1.1 offers fully customizable hard-wrapping (which can be switched off), a facility to apply test vectors, an enhanced user interface, and tweaked window layout.
By the way, Rast wants you to know that the use or export of strong encryption software may be prohibited or restricted by your local laws. Before you use or download MySecret, you have to make sure that this is allowed and conforming to the laws of your country, he urges on the product Web site.
To use My Secret 1.0, you’ll need a Mac running Mac OS 7.6 or higher and 2 MB of RAM. Application binaries can be
downloaded from Rast’s Web site.