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    Ashraf
    Keymaster

    Have something to say about Silver Key? Say it here!

    Have suggestions, comments, or need help? Post it here! If you know of better software than Silver Key, post it here! If you know of issues with Silver Key, post it here! Share your knowledge with all of us. :-)

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    nacf

    good

    #9303709 Reply | Quote

    Mick

    “No Appropriate Licence Found”! Ater inserted the Customer ID.

    Note. I installed over a previous version of the same program!

    Help!

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    Ashraf
    Keymaster

    [@Mick] Did you use the portable or installer version?

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    chen

    good

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    sonyc

    Thank you,Ashraf!

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    EJS

    customer ID:
    2718-72415-7393: says invalid; tried with both portable & installer versions

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    Iceman

    On all these encryption programs, the self-extracting .EXE option is an excellent idea BUT a number of email services (Hotmail/Live Mail being a case in point) don’t allow you to email .EXE files. Does anyone know a way around this?

    #9310053 Reply | Quote

    jmjsquared

    [@Iceman] Yes. When sending the file, just change the extension from “.exe” to, for example, “_exe” or “.ex_” or anything else not flagged as a potentially dangerous executable.

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    jmjsquared

    [@jmjsquared] P.S.: Of course, remind your recipient to change the extension back to “.exe” so that the parcel’s self-extracting ‘program’ can run.

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    NowayJose

    Why was this question not answered? I was wondering the same thing.

    Steve Dec 30, 2015 at 9:58 am

    What is the advantage of having software that encrypts an email message but does not require a password or key to unencrypt it at destination? If the email is intercepted – the possibility (or probability) of which is presumably the reason one would use encryption in the first place – what is to prevent the ‘interceptor’ from reading the encrypted content?

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    jmjsquared

    [@NowayJose] If you use this (or any other method) to encrypt an email (or any other type of file) for sending via the Internet, then, of course, you have to send the decryption key (or file, or token) to the recipient via a separate email, text or some other method, even a phone call. SilverKey is intended mainly for sending encrypted ‘packages’ of files (parcels) and is not the best solution for sending encrypted emails. If you want to send just encrypted emails, then I suggest you look into getting a “secure-email signing-certificate”. Comodo offers a very good one for free.

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    NowayJose

    [@jmjsquared] So, they intercept the second email (presumably unencrypted, otherwise what would be the point) and you’re back to square one. An exercise in futility.

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    Hots

    This is not a review inasmuch as a note of warning. Ask yourself if you would use encryption that had known weaknesses in 1998? Then you won’t be surprised to learn how NOT to implement the so-called FIPS-140 standard.
    One, don’t rely on any piece of software that uses it. Period.
    Two, if you must use it, you need to realize the importance of key seperation. The article indicates that this is utmost: if an attacker has your secret key, they can recover ANYTHING encrypted with said key – past, present and future.
    This has a small positive effect and a massive negative one.
    You may like the idea of an application that help send files ‘securely’, but you need to look at the underlying structure before you trust ANY new software with something important.

    See article:
    https://threatpost.com/duhk-attack-exposes-gaps-in-fips-certification/128582/

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    Ashraf
    Keymaster

    [@EJS] Works just fine for me, I just tested it.

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