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Nov 5, 2017 at 12:03 am #9301873
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goodNov 5, 2017 at 7:28 am #9303709
“No Appropriate Licence Found”! Ater inserted the Customer ID.
Note. I installed over a previous version of the same program!
Help!Nov 5, 2017 at 3:25 pm #9304969Nov 5, 2017 at 7:59 pm #9306051
goodNov 5, 2017 at 8:40 pm #9306147
Thank you,Ashraf!Nov 6, 2017 at 12:47 am #9307158
2718-72415-7393: says invalid; tried with both portable & installer versionsNov 6, 2017 at 3:39 am #9308930
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?Nov 6, 2017 at 5:38 am #9310053
[@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.Nov 6, 2017 at 5:41 am #9310081
[@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.Nov 6, 2017 at 7:48 am #9312925
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?Nov 6, 2017 at 11:10 am #9315465
[@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.Nov 7, 2017 at 4:37 am #9325633
[@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.Nov 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm #9331504
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.Nov 7, 2017 at 9:06 pm #9335103