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You should try these 7 open source encryption tools sometime


Data safety and security whether at the personal or organisational level is very important especially in this internet and cloud computing era. Human reliance on “easy” tools from the internet has been on the increase and this comes with an increased risk of cyber hacks. Next time you find yourslef thinking about tools you could use to protect your data, you may want to give these 7 tools a shot. The list was originally compiled by Efytimes Network.



Open source file encryption software for Windows that integrates seamlessly with the OS to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files. 

2.Gnu Privacy Guard

GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories. 

3.Mac GNU Privacy Guard

The goal of this project is to create a GnuPG front end for Mac OS X.


Enables users to securely transport emails and files with the help of encryption and digital signatures. Encryption protects the contents against an unwanted party reading it. Digital signatures make sure that it was not modified and comes from a specific sender.


Free cross-platform file and archive manager utility that provides an unified portable GUI for many Open Source technologies like 7-Zip, FreeArc, PAQ, UPX.


An open-source, ultra-fast light-weight encryption utility with no installation procedures. 


Free, open-source File Protection Utility for Windows that helps you to protect your sensitive information easily by encrypting it with password(s).

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