I'll admit it, I
don't want people poking around my Mac. While I may want certain files encrypted, Apple's File Vault would be overkill
for my needs. That's why I use Knox
. With Knox, you can quickly create
password-protected, encrypted volumes that you alone can gain access to. You can even schedule backups to occur
whenever your iPod is docked. If that's not your cup of tea, you can use a remote server or even your .Mac storage
space as a backup destination for Knox. Moving from volume to volume is easily accomplished via a menu bar item.
How secure is secure? From the website: "Knox’s encryption—based on Apple’s
FileVault technology—protects files with the U.S. Government’s new Advanced Encryption Standard
." So there you go. Changes to version 1.0.7 include:
- Fixed a problem with opening
the Preferences window after upgrading to 1.0.6.
- Fixed a crashing bug in Knox task
There is a free trial available, and a single license will cost you $29.95US (€29.95 w/ VAT).
Knox requires Mac OS 10.3.9 or later.