Friday, November 30, 2012

Try The Clever New Way To Secure And Lock Files And Folders On Your Mac

How secure is your Mac? We may not need to worry much about hackers from the internet, but keeping your files away from prying eyes while you’re away from your Mac takes a little more thought and the right app.

What you want is a simple, elegant foolproof (because fools are so inventive) method to password protect sensitive, valuable files. Enter MacFort.

Quickly and easily, MacFort password protects iPhoto albums, email in Mail, Safari or Firefox browsing history, or any other files you want to keep on your Mac but out of sight, out of mind, and away from everyone else.

MacFort starts by scanning files on your Mac. Then, select which files you want to protect with a password. Most Mac users don’t know where all the files are on their Mac. MacFort handles file location automatically.


Files are encrypted using 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption. The app comes with a disk image vault tool, which lets you create, resize, mount, unmount, or add an encrypted disk image to store files, and it’s much easier to use than Apple’s built-in Disk Utility app.

Encrypted vaults can be accessed through the Mac’s Finder, but you need a password to get in. Locking up sensitive, valuable files this way means those files are safe even if you lose your Mac or it’s stolen.

MacFort isn’t the least expensive security app (neither is it the most expensive), but the feature set is easy for regular Mac folks to use.