Using the Personal Information Editor
Note: The secure text editor is not available
in the freeware version of the software, i.e. iSafeguard™ Freeware.
Using public key cryptography and strong encryption the Personal Info Editor is
a perfect tool to record your ideas, passwords, and any other sensitive data that
you want to keep secrets.
You use the Personal Info Editor the way you use Notepad, except it is enhanced
to allow opening multiple files in a single instance of the editor, plus other enhancements.
If you know how to use Notepad, you already know how to use the Personal Information
The following picture is a screen shot of the Personal Information Editor.
The first time you save a document to disk you will be prompted to choose a user
as shown in the following screen shot.
You may always change the current user at any time. To change the current user
- On the File menu, click Change User
- Select a different user from the Select a new user list
- Click OK to accept the changes and close the dialog
Note: To use the Personal Info Editor
you must have a key pair. If you have not created your key pair, you can go to section
Create a new key pair
to learn more about creating a key pair.
Note: You can't change the 168-bit 3DES
Some technique details: Every time you save your document, a random 168-bit
3DES session key is generated to encrypt the text. This random session key is then
encrypted with your public key so that only you, with your private key, can decrypt
and read the content of the file.