If you’ve ever wanted to send a secret online message or at very least send something sensitive that needs to be hidden from the rest of the web, then Secrets is the web app you’re looking for.
Secrets sends an encrypted email to a recipient of your choosing. In order to start, login with your Google account. From there, it’s simply a matter of entering the recipient’s email address and typing up the message. A password is attached to the message when sent and only the recipient can read the message after the corresponding password is input. The password is not stored or contained inside the message making for a secure transmission.
The only caveat to the service is that your recipient will need to know the password as well. When a recipient receives the message, the contents are displayed as jumbled garbage until the proper password is entered for decryption.
Messages are encrypted using DES encryption @ 64 bits by default. Those who want more security can increase the encryption at several levels from Triple DES (128-bit) to Blowfish (up to 448-bit). The service is free and Secrets provides an informational video for those interested, but unfamiliar with the idea of encrypting messages. Secrets is actually incredibly simple and perhaps future thinking as stronger security is always needed when it comes to exchanging information online.
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