Stockholm, Sweden – Coding Turtle today is pleased to announce Scrambler 1.2, a major update to their simple encryption app for the Mac. Scrambler makes it convenient to encrypt files before sending them along unsafe places, such as to other Macs over untrusted email, instant messaging or cloud-based services. Scrambler resides in the menu bar – providing a small icon in the upper-right area of the screen.

To encrypt a file with Scrambler, users drag the file on Scrambler’s menu bar icon and type in a password via a small and non-intrusive pop-up window. The result is, of course, an encrypted file.

To decrypt the encrypted file, users drag it back on Scrambler’s menu bar icon and type in the same password. The result is, of course, the original file.

Users can also drag folders, or a collection of files and folders, on Scrambler – they will be encrypted into a single encrypted file.

Other Features:
* The recipients of one’s encrypted files do not have to purchase Scrambler. They can download a free “decrypt-only” version of the app called Descrambler, available from the same developer.
* All icons, artwork, and user interface are fully compatible with the new retina display Macs.

New in Version 1.2:
* A new, vastly more secure encrypted file format that makes brute-force attacks practically impossible (unless the user chooses a weak password)
* The new file format also produces more compact files – about 25% smaller.
* Adds the optional ability to automatically delete the original item(s) after encryption/decryption.
* A few minor improvements and bug fixes.

Technical Details:
* Uses industry-standard tar archiving and gzip compression
* Preserves OS X metadata of the original files, including extended attributes
* Uses 50,000 iterations of the PBKDF2 function to generate the encryption key
* Uses the secure industry-standard AES-256-CBC encryption algorithm
* Fully open and documented encrypted file format
* Encrypted files can, if desired, be decrypted using standard open source tools
* Runs in sandbox mode

Feature Highlights:
* A simple encryption app for the Mac
* Makes it convenient to secure files or folders before sending them along unsafe places
* Resides in the menu bar – providing a small icon in the upper-right area of the screen
* To encrypt files/folders, users drag them on Scrambler’s menu bar icon and type in a password
* A small and non-intrusive pop-up window to type in the password
* To decrypt, users drag the encrypted file back on Scrambler and type in the same password
* Secure industry-standard encryption algorithm
* Fully documented encrypted file format that can be decrypted using only open source tools

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 4.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Scrambler 1.2 is available on the Mac App Store for $2.99. It is also available as a shareware from the developer’s website, where a free and fully functional 5-day trial can be found.

Scrambler 1.2
Purchase and Download (MAS)
Screenshots (zip)
App Icon and Encrypted File Icon (zip)

Located in Stockholm, Sweden, Coding Turtle was founded by Shlok Datye in 2011. The company specializes in innovative apps for OS X and iOS. Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Coding Turtle. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iTunes, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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