Information security and privacy protection are popular topics in the IT sector, since malevolent users find more and more ways to intercept private messages, which can result in data theft. Fortunately, there are a multitude of applications out there that can assist you in safely encrypting your documents and messages, adding an extra layer of security to your private data.
Encrypt or decrypt text pieces and files
CryptoX is included in this category, providing a lightweight utility that binds simplicity and functionality together under a user-friendly interface.
Built using the Java programming language, it helps you encrypt the content of your documents and messages, in order to prevent others from reading your personal conversations or files. Also, it can reverse the procedure and decrypt encoded texts.
AES-based encryption for texts
The application relies on the AES encryption algorithm and unfortunately, no other similar technique is supported. The Advanced Encryption Standard supports block sizes of a maximum of 256 bits. You can optionally assign a password to your message using the password-based encryption standard (PKCS5). The generated encoded text is displayed within the main window, enabling you to easily copy it to the clipboard or export it to an existing text file on your computer.
Encrypting a text file is just as easy, since you simply have to browse to its location using the integrated explorer, add the desired file to the list and press the 'Encrypt' button to generate the unreadable file.
Cross-platform text and file encryption tool
CryptoX could use enhancements to rise up to the value of its competitors, but its ease of use and the simple GUI makes it a viable tool for encrypting messages prior to sending them to others. It allows both text and file encryption and comes in handy for protecting your private information.