Summary:

BoxCryptor, an on-the-fly encryption tool for Windows that works well with cloud sync services like Dropbox has moved into a beta release and received a few updates in the process. The big news is that the product now uses 256-bit AES for encryption, rather than RC4.

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BoxCryptor, an easy on-the-fly encryption tool for Windows that works well with cloud sync services like Dropbox has moved out of alpha into a beta release and received a few updates in the process. The big news is that the product now uses 256-bit AES for encryption, rather than the weaker RC4. The encryption of BoxCryptor is now compatible with EncFS, a cryptographic filesystem available for Linux and Mac OS X. While BoxCryptor itself is still only available for Windows, directories encrypted with BoxCryptor can now also be mounted with EncFS on Linux and Mac OS X computers.

As well as the new encryption, the product’s also received some bug fixes and other small tweaks. According to the developer’s blog, the product will be moving to a freemium model, with three proposed products:

  • BoxCryptor Free supports encrypted directories up to 2 GB in size and may only be used for personal use.
  • BoxCryptor Unlimited Personal does not limit the size of encrypted directories but may only be used for personal use.
  • BoxCryptor Unlimited Business does not limit the size of encrypted directories and may also be used for commercial use

Only BoxCryptor Free is currently available, and pricing for the other products has not been set.

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