updated 04:35 pm EST, Mon November 24, 2008
Arten Science has posted R10Cipher, a new encryption utility. The app is claimed to simplify encryption, mainly in relation to public key systems; R10 is focused exclusively on e-mail text, and makes use of a 128-bit version of the Blowfish encryption scheme. In delivering a message, the sender inputs text into the software, which then saves the output as a message body or an attachment. The recipient must then decipher the e-mail with R10 and a shared key.
The app operates across Mac, Windows and Linux platforms, and additionally supports speech-to-text functions in the help menus and in reading out clean text. The Mac version of the software runs on 1GHz machines with Mac OS X 10.4 or better; no installation is required, as the app consumes only 10MB of hard drive space. Licenses for R10Cipher start at $15.