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How to send an email that the NSA can’t read

Sites include . Published on June 13th, 2013. Written by Loic Cobbina.

If you are a person very worried about your privacy online, you should really feel like you’ve been observed all the time now that is is known that the NSA has been scanning big companies servers to record our every moves. The good news is there is still a way to keep your communications private. (To some extent).

Have you heard of Infoencrypt. That is the tool you need. A free tool that will garble up every message you send and make it unreadable to any other third person except that person the message was intended to. To have an idea of how it is, take a look below.

As you can see, the interface is quite simple. You are given the space where you type your message and below that you are required to enter a password to encrypt it. Let’s suppose for example that you wrote some few words and you encrypted it. Here is what comes back after encryption.

You can see the text has been encoded is completely changed into something else that is completely unreadable. This is the text that you are supposed to send your your recipient. Just copy and paste it into an email and send. Even the person to whom you send that encrypted message will not be able to read it unless he has your password.

He will have to take the encoded message back ton infoencrypt and type your password for the website to reconvert the text to something that is readable. So it is now up to you to make sure he receives the secret password. This should be something you would have sent to him through another mean. Remember the reason why you chose to encrypt your message is because you suspect that a third party has been reading it so it wouldn’t be a smart idea to send the password for the encrypted message through email. The best would be to hand over the password when you meet face to face. Not even on the phone.

The encryption is very effective due to the fact that there is no one-for-one character substitution. It is not like one can guess that all H letters should be replace by P or the number 2 should be replace by Z. One character in this type of encryption can actually stand for multiple other characters simultaneously. Even when counting the number of letters found in the encrypted text it doesn’t match the one in the original text. You cannot hope for a better way to keep your messages secured.

Remember that in this scenario the security of your message is totally depended on the password so make sure to pick one that is extremely difficult to guess. It should be at least 8 characters long, contain numbers and letters, some of which should be in capital. Don’t use the same password for all your encrypted messages, Keep changing them and never send the password for an encrypted message through email.

You might also want to read this: 10 social networks where you won’t lose your private life

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