TrueCrypt is an amazing free open source tool that allows you to encrypt files very easily. Anyone can do it as long as you can remember your password. It acts like another drive on your computer so you can view edit and delete the files as if it’s a normal drive. Any files copied into the “drive” gets encrypted on the fly. Once you’re done with the files you can dismount the drive and that’s it. Best of all you can transfer the “drive” from a Mac to a PC without any hiccups.
I have company passwords that I share with a few other people. Some are on Macs, some are on PC. We don’t have an intranet or local server so what we do is we store all of our passwords in a TrueCrypt file which is stored on Google Docs. That way all of us have access to it and if the file were to be compromised the file would be of no use without the file’s password.
So my typical usage of this is:
- Download the TrueCrypt file from Google Docs
- Open TrueCrypt
- Select the file in TrueCrypt
- Click a button and type in the password.
- View/edit/whatever to the files within what appears as another drive.
- Click on Dismount when done.
- Reupload the TrueCrypt file to Google Docs.
Looks like a lot of steps, but I just listed out each and every button press. Anyway if you want to know more, you can head on to TrueCrypt’s website.