Secrets Help You Send Emails Securely
If you are accessing mails or sending emails using Wi-Fi in a public place, then you might be risking your privacy if your mails are not coded or encrypted. Whenever the user sends emails over a wireless or Wi-Fi network, it gives the hacker an opportunity to hack into your personal information or data. Public places provide convenience and not security.
Secrets provide you with the solution to the above mentioned problem. It is an online service which is absolutely free and allows the users to send mails in encrypted form. The only necessity or formality for using this service is to register with a valid Gmail account. After logging in to your account, click on the Compose button to compose a new email. After typing in the data or attaching files, the recipient field is to be filled, after its completion click on the “Encrypt and Send” command.
After successfully sending the email in encrypted form a pop rises up and asks for a decryption password. It is essential for the user to memorize this password as it will help you decrypt the email you have sent. It needs to be memorized because this password is not stored in the systems database.
On receiving the email, the recipient needs to provide the decryption password to view the received message. The decryption password is to be sent by the sender itself. Secrets operate using the DES algorithm for encryption. The keys of this algorithm are by default set at 64bits. Other than the DES algorithm it also provides algorithms like Triple DES, AES Rijndael, Blowfish and ArcFour. The default keys of these algorithms are set at 128bits, 256bits, 448bits and 2048bits respectively.
The user has the liberty to choose any of these algorithms and ensure safe and secure message sending.