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It is not safe to send sensitive information through insecure online channels, which include email and IM convesations. Because someone can sniff out your password and steal this information, as it happens to lots of people online all the time. If you want to be on the safe side, check out Lockbin. It is a handy online secure emailer that allows you to send sensitive data via encrypted email messages. You can use it to send things like credit card numbers or other confidential information. No registration required.

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How does it work?
1. Type in your message and provide a solid ‘Secret Word’ (encryption key) that will be used for encrypting the message.
2. Recipient receives an email with a link to pick up your message.
3. In order to read the message s/he will need to enter your ‘Secret Word’.
4. Once opened it will be automatically deleted from the server.

LockBin - Encrypted Email Service

Lockbin is also available as a Java app that runs on Windows/Linux and Mac platforms, as a separate Android App and as an Outlook Add-in. So choose what suits you best.

The service is free but it has paid subscriptions (starting from $5/month) that offer additional features including sending and receiving messages without password, no Captcha check, sending multiple files, sending to multiple recipients and other features.

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Features:

  • Protects messages in transit with 256-bit TLS/SSL, while FIPS 140-2 verified AES-256 bit encryption protects messages at rest
  • Available for Windows/Linux and Mac (as a Java app), for Android and as Outlook plugin
  • Free service. Paid subscriptions from $5/month for additional features

Check out Lockbin @ www.lockbin.com

  1. Transcontinental
    December 7, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Anyway, there's only one true way to preserve secrecy : close the curtains, close the lights, pop up the volume (hard-rock is best), then whisper in your corespondent's ear "the" information...

  2. Shawn
    December 6, 2007 at 11:38 am

    The big problem is that this is using preshared key technology. Very combersome and not ad hoc like email is meant to be. What I have found is Voltage Security has a cool offering that provided true ad hoc email. http://vsn.voltage.com

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