Released: February 16th, 2017
Developer: Crypho AS
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.9 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: https://www.crypho.com
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Instant messaging and file sharing solution for teams that features end-to-end encryption in order to ensure all the information remains private
Crypho is a Software-as-a-Service solution for communicating and sharing files with your team members without worrying about privacy.
The Crypho application encrypts the information using random AES 256-bit keys before it leaves your computer, and your encryption keys are exchanged automatically, by using the ElGamal Elliptic Curve Cryptography system.
Protect your online file sharing and communications by using end-to-end encryption
The Crypho service can be accessed via desktop or mobile clients for all major platforms, or by using a web application. Crypho is hosted in Norway, and as soon as you register for an account, it will sync your activity to all connected devices.
The data is encrypted on the local device right away, and Crypho is also using the SLL or TLS protocols to secure the transfer. The Crypho developers also provide extensive details about their security policy online.
The account’s security is not matched by the desktop client’s protection measures
Even though Crypho is an account based service, whenever you log in you need to provide the passphrase (cannot be recovered if you forget it) together with the 2-factor authentication code delivered either by SMS or through a mobile app.
However, the Crypho desktop application does not lock if you don’t use it for a specified period, and you are not logged out when you quit the application. As a result, you need to either make sure that no one has access to your Mac or manually log out before leaving the app.
Chat with team members individually or create groups, and share files with ease
Within the Crypho user interface, you can connect with other users by sending or accepting invitations, and start sending and receiving text messages. To facilitate team collaboration, Crypho also enables you to create groups.
Crypho allows you to disseminate files by uploading them directly via the chat window, but it also features a “Shared files” manager where you can see all the documents associated with each conversation.
Make sure your online chatter remains private by relying on the 256-bit AES algorithm
Bottom line, Crypho is a secure alternative for exchanging ideas or information with other members of your team via an encrypted channel.
The Crypho service automatically encrypts all the data end-to-end, and the encryption keys are exchanged through the ElGamal Elliptic Curve Cryptography system.