Vault 101
Vault 101
1.4.9

0.5

Vault 101 free download for Mac

Vault 101

1.4.9
17 July 2017

AES-256 encryption with optional sharing.

Overview

Vault 101 will help you keep your data protected via strong AES-256 encryption, 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard. It is the best way to transfer critical data over the Internet (email, cloud, messenger, etc.). Even if your Vault Capsule falls into the wrong hands it remains completely inaccessible due to its strong password-based AES-256 encryption. It's the best solution if you want to keep your critical data synced yet protected on cloud or FTP servers. Password-protect files and folders in 3 easy steps:

  1. choose the source folder;
  2. set capsule name and password;
  3. click "Create".

Easy Access to Your Encrypted Data
Since your capsule is encrypted, it's not possible for others to read it without your password. To view a capsule, just double-click it, enter your password, and click the "Open" button. Your data will appear on your desktop just like any other removable media (DVD, USB, etc.).

Exchange Capsules Online
You can optionally automatically upload your capsule on our server and send a download link via email to one recipient. Uploaded capsules are available for 48 hours. After that they are automatically deleted. Our server acts as a bridge between you and your recipient. You can also setup your own FTP server and configure Vault 101 to work with it instead. 48h limitations will not apply on your own FTP server.

What's new in Vault 101

Version 1.4.9:
  • Minor updates

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2 Vault 101 Reviews

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TCalhau
04 July 2015

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More a pure snake oil. RUN AWAY!
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Version 1.0
Big Johnson
15 September 2015
I'll leave this as a comment instead of a review since I used it for something it was not intended for. Be aware that this app is NOT designed to encrypt folders on your own computer to keep them away from prying eyes, it is ONLY useful for sending encrypted data to others. I wanted something that would encrypt my home folder for when I bring my computer in for repairs next week and they send it to Apple for a couple days. As I've discovered, this app is not useful for that purpose. To be fair, the developer never actually mentions the user folder or talks about concealing data locally, the description only talks about sending encrypted data to other users. However, the description on the MAS does say "Password protect files and folders in 3 easy steps: Choose source folder, set capsule name and password and click "Create"." I took that to mean I could use Vault to lock files and folders on my computer, but I can't. I can create a locked capsule that contains files or folders, but the originals remain unlocked. There's no user manual. ANY app that uses encryption to lock up your data should come with a manual! If I simply open the app and click the "Create Vault" button, a message says "Vault Capsule created successfully." WHERE?! I've hit that button at least 8 times, so I should have a pile of empty capsules lying around but I don't (EasyFind didn't find them either). The ONLY capsule I have is the one I successfully created a few minutes ago on a tiny folder of nine images, just to see if it could really be done since I was apparently unable to encrypt my Home folder yesterday. I installed this app yesterday because I was going to drop off my computer last night for repairs and didn't want anyone to have access to my passwords, credit card numbers, music etc. I tried to lock up my home folder, not knowing that it would remain unlocked while a locked copy was created. First of all, I got beach-balled and there was no indication if Vault was busy encrypting my data or if it was really hung, so I force-quit it and tried again. Tried it three times with the same result each time. There's also no possible way a copy of my user folder could have been created in the location I selected due to lack of space. This is obviously something that vault should check before beginning the encryption process. My user folder is currently 405 GB with less than 50 GB free, and I chose my user folder as the location for the new capsule, so obviously it wouldn't fit. Entering the password for a capsule doesn't actually unlock it as one would expect, instead it remains locked and a new Finder window appears displaying the contents of the capsule. If you close that window you lose access to the capsule contents and must enter the password again. Vault is not compatible with Path Finder - it only opens windows in Finder. If Finder is closed (as mine was), it will open to display the capsule's contents after the correct password is entered. In closing, this app has its bugs, but might be useful if you need to send encrypted data to someone, not hide data on your own computer.
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Version 1.4
2 answer(s)
Devotion8-LLC
Devotion8-LLC
01 October 2015
Thank you for your comment. We highly appreciate the time and effort you spend to share your opinion and thoughts on Vault 101.

We are trying as hard as we can to improve it as fast as possible according to the customer's needs. Your comment will be one of those we check out before starting an update.

Regarding the Folder and files encryption and browsing:
In version 1.4 we have introduced the capsules read-write support. Once a capsule is opened by entering the password, a small Vault 101 icon appears on your menu bar next to your clock. That's your capsule control panel. From there you can browse, update and upload/share your capsule so if you close the Finder window the content is still easily accessible by clicking this icon and then the "Browse" button.

The idea is to collect all your critical data in one place (folder) and encrypt it, after that you can delete the source folder. We can not do that for you due to obvious reasons -- it's your critical data.

Once encrypted you can open your capsule and work with the data inside it. At the end of the day (or at any other moment) you can click "Update" from the menu bar icon (the one next to your clock) and then close the capsule by clicking the X button from the same menu bar item.
Your capsule will be now updated and locked again.

Keep in mind it's encrypting the data so big data means more time to encrypt/decrypt. We can't completely avoid that part. However we are working on decreasing the time as much as we can with every new update.

Regarding the documentation:
You are totally right, documentation is a must. We will address that issue and a video guide will be recorded and published soon on Vault 101's home page.

Thank you again for your comment. We will keep improving Vault 101.
It's a pleasure to have you as a customer.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
18 April 2016
Despite the dev's assurance 4.5 months ago that a user guide AND a video guide would be created, I see no evidence of either.
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TCalhau
04 July 2015
More a pure snake oil. RUN AWAY!
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Version 1.0
5 answer(s)
Devotion8-LLC
Devotion8-LLC
05 July 2015
Maybe if you give us a chance we can earn your respect.

The fact we are Bulgarians shouldn't make any difference to you.
We are people like any others. Every nation has it's black sheeps of course.

I'm sure your opinion has it's reason.
Yet you shouldn't put us in common denominator.

Regards
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TCalhau
TCalhau
07 July 2015
Personally, I have nothing against any nation. However, this application is much like untrusted applications. Encryption software is not just the cryptographic cipher used and goes far beyond that, however, this application did not give me any information so you can judge it as minimally reliable.

Not to mention that the cryptographic ciphers that I recommend are AES, Twofish and Serpent.

I recommend GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) or VeraCrypt.
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Devotion8-LLC
Devotion8-LLC
07 July 2015
I have to agree with you. 3DES was not the best choice. The plans are to switch to AES-256.
The purpose of Vault 101 is quite different than GPG and VeraCrypt.

It's main idea is to be handy for critical/confidential data transfer/exchange/upload.

That's why in the new version (current awaiting review from Apple) are implemented two new features supporting the data exchange in the following way:

- automatically upload vault capsule on our server & return download link*
- automatically send email with link to one recipient after upload

*download link is available for 48 hours. after 48 hours the capsule is deleted automatically from our server.

I'm thankful for your comments, opinions and criticism. It's the only way we can improve the app and get fresh new ideas.

Regards.
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TCalhau
TCalhau
08 July 2015
The recommendation would you implement (Twofish + Scrypt) or (Serpent + Scrypt) that have a level of cryptographic security superiror to (AES + Scrypt).

My personal recommendation would be: Serpent + Scrypt.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpent_%28cipher%29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrypt

In addition the application needs to be open source and be audited by competent company as well as go through the security community scrutinize.

Only after such examinations that application can be considered safe. Until there is nothing but a more snake oil. UNFORTUNATELY.

For those who really need Cryptographic Security, I say SERIOUS Security, I recommend GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) or VeraCrypt.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
26 August 2015
I've never met a Bulgarian I didn't like (or one I did like).

Met LOTS of "Americans" I didn't like though!

How 'bout them Mayotteians!
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