Today I present to you a small (portable) software application, called fSekrit, that gives you the ability to safely store confidential (text file) notes on your computer. You ask, “Why would I need such an application?”.
I have found that as I continue to mature toward my demise, I have accumulated, over the course of my lifetime, an abundance of private and confidential information. Most of this information is in the form of numbers, passcodes, etc… For example; driver’s license number, car tag #, car access code, house access code, security alarm code, bank account number, work access codes, etc… I found that I needed something where I could safely store this information and this is where fSekrit came to the rescue. fSekrit is a very small application (less than 50K) that basically becomes an encrypted container that will securely store your notes.
Simply download the application and run fSekrit and start typing your note. After you have completed entering your confidential information, click on “File”, select “Save As”, give the note a name, enter a passphrase, and you are done. Your note in essence becomes a secure self contained program that will require a password each time you open it. fSekrit uses very strong encryption to ensure that your data is never at risk.
Rather than using hocus-pocus home-brewed algorithms, fSekrit uses the standard, military grade, peer-reviewed AES/Rijndael in CBC mode, with a 256-bit keysize.
Another advantage of using fSekrit is that your un-encrypted data is never stored on your harddisk. With a traditional encryption utility you would have to decrypt your file to disk, view or edit it, and then re-encrypt it.