This open source software enables users to quickly and easily protect confidential notes, passwords, addresses, phone numbers or other sensitive information. LockNote looks and acts like a normal text file; however, it can only be opened with a password chosen by the user. The encrypted memo can be saved to a USB stick and used while on the road or on another PC. Like all other Steganos encryption products, LockNote employs 256-bit AES encryption.
Since the freeware’s encryption and decryption mechanisms are integrated within the file, any encrypted data is saved within the program itself; thus, nothing needs to be installed, and there\'s no traditional software interface. After downloading the 300 KB program, the user simply opens it, types up the desired memo and selects a password. The next time the user wants to open the memo, he or she just needs to type in the password, and the data will appear. It is also possible to create a LockNote from a pre-existing text file by simply dragging and dropping the file onto a LockNote window. The file will be encrypted automatically.
The software enables users to create as many LockNotes as desired, and they can be sent as e-mail attachments. Since LockNotes are executable files (exe format), it may be necessary to utilize WinZip to send a LockNote attachment in order to pass through certain mail filters.
To provide maximum security on the road, LockNotes can be saved to storable media like USB sticks, thus enabling users to safely and easily transport important customer information, addresses or telephone numbers. A LockNote saved to a USB stick can be opened on any PC by entering the password. Then, the user can add more confidential notes, close the LockNote and remove the USB stick. The data will be securely encrypted.