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Yadabyte Shhh!!!

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Yadabyte Shhh! is about as simple and small an encryption program as you'll find anywhere. Type in the text you want to encrypt, enter your password, and click a Process button, and voila, you'll encrypt the text. Copy the text into an email message or instant message, and send it on its way. The recipient of the text will also need a copy of the program, and the password you used. Armed with that, he or she pastes in the encrypted text and the password, clicks Process, and the message is unencrypted.

Yadabyte Shhh! was designed to be a portable application that fits on a USB key. It doesn't require real installation. Just unzip the file, run the executable, and that's all you need to do.

It lacks many features in other encryption programs, such as integration with e-mail software or Windows Explorer, choice of a variety of encryption standards, the ability to create self-decrypting files, and so on. But Yadabyte Shhh! is free, easy to use, and portable--and worth it for those reasons alone.

--Preston Gralla

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Yadabyte Shhh!!!

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