How to encrypt a text: Do you have to send an email containing very private information to a friend or work colleague and don’t want to take the risk that someone else may read the content of the message? Then I would say not to go for the subtle and encrypt the email so that the text appears incomprehensible to those who do not know how to decipher it. Secret agent stuff? Evidently you have never heard of BCTextEncoder .
BCTextEncoder is a small free program for Windows that allows you to encrypt and decrypt texts using a personalized password or a public key. It is very intuitive and works even on older PCs. Here’s how to encrypt a text (and later how to decipher it) using it.
All you need to do if you want to find out how to encrypt a text is to connect to the BCTextEncoder website , scroll the page almost to the bottom and download the program to your PC by clicking on the Download link located under the BCTextEncoder v.1.00.7 entry .
Download is complete open, double clicking on it, the program you just downloaded ( BCTextEncoder.exe ) and click on the Run button to run it. It is a portable program, therefore it does not require installations to function and can be freely transported on any USB stick.
To encrypt a text with BCTextEncoder you have to type (or paste) the text to be encrypted inside the Decoded plain text box and click on the Encode button . Then type the password you want to use to protect the text in the Password and Confirm fields and click on the OK button to start encrypting the message.
Within a few moments, a long sequence of characters will appear in the Encoded text box . This is the encrypted version of the text that you will have to send to the recipient of your “secret message”, but do not forget to also communicate the password necessary to decrypt it!
To decrypt a message with BCTextEncoder , just paste the encrypted text in the program’s Encoded text box , click on the Decode button and type the password necessary to unlock the message. The decrypted version of the text will automatically appear in the Decoded plain text field .
If the password seems too simple to protect your private communications, you can create a public key to encrypt the texts by clicking on the yellow key icon on the BCTextEncoder toolbar. A simple guided procedure will start through which to create the file with the public key to be used instead of the classic password. It’s up to you to choose the best solution to adopt.