Passlok Makes Email Encryption Easy so Anyone Can Use It
Web / Chrome / Android / iOS: We’ve shown you how to encrypt your email using PGP , but it can be tricky to get started. Passlok is a web, mobile, and Chrome app that makes the process easy, and there’s a Chrome extension that even integrates with Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, and more.
The video above is your classic “Alice and Bob Want to Exchange Secret Messages” scenario as narrated by Passlok creator Francisco Ruiz, assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. It uses Passlok to create a “lock” and a “key” for secure messaging, and then sends the “lock” to others so they can send secure messages for which only you have the key – that’s a fitting description of how PGP works, just it is considered how Passlok performs this work.
Passlok itself, available for iOS, Android, as a web app and as a Chrome app, runs on its own without installing anything, so you can generate your key and use it to block and unblock messages without saving anything to your computer ( useful for rented or work computers) or by installing an app and using it for messages you receive or send on your devices. The Passlock for Email Chrome extension further streamlines and brings this functionality to the webmail services you already use, namely Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo.
Best of all, Passlok is open source, so you can send feedback on how the app works directly to the developer, file problems or bugs you encounter, or if you are a developer yourself, contribute to project. If you’d like to give it a try, click on the links below to find out more or get started now.