I’m pretty sure everyone has to send files to someone else online at some point, I’ve found myself having to do it quite often. And there’s always a quandary when it comes to sending something that is somewhat confidential. How do you secure it in transit?
We generally have a few options –
1) Passworded MS document (Excel/Word etc)
2) Passworded .zip file
3) Encrypt the file using something stronger (GPG/PGP or some kind of encrypted container)
As for 1) and 2) they aren’t really secure at all, and as for 3) whoever is receiving the file needs to have the same software installed and your key to decrypt it – which in the majority of cases isn’t going to work.
Then you need to find somewhere to upload it (Dropbox/FTP/Yousendit etc)
Pretty much everyone you know would look at you blankly if you asked them to install GnuPG.
So now a new tool is coming out called Just Crypt It which should solve all of our problems, if you are interested in finding out more you can check out the webinar here on Sept 7th at 1PM EST / 7PM CET (Saturday).
See you there :)