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Steganos Safe 17 Giveaway
$39.95
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Giveaway of the day — Steganos Safe 17

Keeps your sensitive data under lock and key!
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 55 (83%) 11 (17%) 24 comments

Steganos Safe 17 was available as a giveaway on April 21, 2017!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$39.95
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Steganos Safe is a digital vault that protects everything you don’t want anyone else to see. The clearly structured user interface ensures that this highly professional security software package is intuitive and very easy to use. With the click of a button, Steganos Safe 17 protects all types of sensitive data on your PC, in networks, or in the cloud thanks to state-of-the-art 384-bit AES-XES encryption.

  • Supports data encryption in Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive;
  • Double the safe size: 2TB (2,048 GB);
  • Easily configure safes in your home network. Safes are now simple to move and delete, and safe sizes can easily be changed;
  • The unlocked safe seamlessly integrates itself in Windows as a disk drive and can be used from within any application;
  • Steganos Safe not only encrypts your data, but also inconspicuously hides it in a picture, piece of music or a video if desired;
  • Portable safe: archive sensitive data on an USB stick, CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc. USB stick as safe key: once ejected, the virtual vault closes and the sensitive data is protected;
  • PicPass (picture passwords), Steganos Shredder (permanently destroys files).

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10 (x32/x64), safe drives 4GB or larger require the NTFS file system

Publisher:

Steganos GmbH

Homepage:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gvy9nz63ton0sgw/factsheet_safe17_en.pdf?dl=0

File Size:

38.7 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#14

Unlike Truecrypt, this one doesn't show you how it makes the encription, nor does it give you the option to choose the type of encryption. It doesn't make a format of the container or at least it doesnt' show it. It works just like a cheap lock box, that's all.

Reply   |   Comment by Beatfan  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Can someone please give me the link to register, the one provided doesn' open for me , thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Andres  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

i never received my activation code so i guess this is a waste of time ....

Reply   |   Comment by bill  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Well I got error code 65678 when trying to create a safe, now what do I do?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Downloaded and installed... tried to enter the serial number and the program crashes.

Tried numerous times, with both ways to enter the serial number...

Not going to bother with this ..... removed from my system. Thanks anyhow.

Reply   |   Comment by Kiwi1960  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Steganos Safe is a good app, but with lots of competition, & the same potential shortcoming you can find with any similar encryption software -- if someone(s) has gained access to your Windows device, they also have access to whatever you've encrypted when you decrypt it to view or use those files.

Storing a copy of a vault in the cloud makes sense -- it actually makes double sense, since a cloud service provider **may** send everything to Virus Total before storing it. This trend by some biz has a bad side effect -- the content of your files is available to subscription holders, same as if it was a malware sample. Putting the data you store in the cloud in a vault also prevents the scanning many cloud services practice.

I haven't tried with this version, but one thing Steganos used to be unable to do is store a portable, Driver-free vault on a USB drive -- one that did not need drivers installed to access the files inside. You can do this with the open source Veracrypt. [Veracrypt is the only software that can that I've found so far.] You can of course use a self-decrypting archive, one that contains its own executable [like a self-extracting zip file], but that's not quite the same thing. Another alternative with its own downsides in to use BitLocker.

Steganos Safe can be part of a strategy to defend yourself from ransomware, which is only becoming more common [you can now buy inexpensive ransomware as a service packages]. The best defense is to store your stuff [or a copy] off-line -- on unconnected or unattached storage. If ransomware can't access the files because they're off-line, it can't encrypt them. But having your valuable stuff on something like a USB stick can pose a problem re: physical security -- it's easy to *lose* one. If your files are in a vault or safe, you don't have to worry about their contents being read.

As far as the Steganography goes, hiding stuff in another file, e.g. a photo, for some people it has bad connotations, because terrorists have used the tactic. For more mainstream or normal use however, it can still be useful.

In most places, by law you have to provide any passwords law enforcement or security officials tell you to provide. Refusal can mean going to jail, or in some countries, those demands may be accompanied by torture. One answer is to hide encrypted files. Steganography is one way to do that. Truecrypt used to advise nesting VHDs [one inside another], with enough files in the outer VHD [Virtual Hard Disk] that the inner one is hidden.

That all said, folks always wonder what happens if I lose the GOTD version -- can I still access my files? THAT is a good question in this case, because the trial you can download from steganos[.]com is v. 18. You might assume that the newer version would be compatible, but I couldn't find confirmation on their site, so mitigate any risks as possible if you use this GOTD. Backup your system with Steganos Safe installed, &/or put it on more than one device, &/or save a redundant copy of your stuff in another format somewhere, &/or test the v. 18 trial, maybe installing it to a VM etc.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

This software is almost useless, unless steganos includes way to open the safe on a portable device without need the software to be installed on the remote computer once the safe already exists, otherwise it can not be called portable, it does depend on the installed software on the original computer.
Big flaw in the design, in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Why is it when somebody gives software a good review, it gets negative vote???
Is it because they don't know how to use it? Be thankful its a giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by reenie  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)

reenie, out of the seven comment threads so far I don't see a GOOD review, I only see one comment with a negative useful vote and that is because it doesn't give any useful information, just effectively a vendors marketing "testemony" style "shill" comment. and not a review of what is good and what is bad and what is 384 bit AES-XES and is it it measurably stronger than industry standard 256 bit AES etc. Just because something is a giveaway is not reason to be thankful... it still has to provide utility and not damage a system, not lose data or not cause us waste time and effort trying to use it due to poor design or implimentation of both the program and its installation or the giveaway installation / activation process.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+60)
#6

Works well on windows 10 64 bits.

To use Steganos Safe 17 with google drive or Dropbox (which must have been installed first), think about restarting the computer, otherwise they will not be recognized.

Reply   |   Comment by detenova  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

So how does one enter the serial number obtained from visiting their web page and "registering"...?

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#4

VeraCrypt is free, nuff said...

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick Wallace  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Patrick Wallace, Same here, using Veracrypt, happy :)

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Can Steganos company recover lost password on user request
and what does it cost?

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#2

Yay! Great software... It really works for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Psalm  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

Stephen Psalm, would you please put the vault on a USB drive and take it to work or on a different computer or after your original computer fails to start and let us know how to get to the vault on the USB drive, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

And what after reinstalling OS?Data on hdd/usb,etc are still encrypted?We have to buy in that case your software or throw data through windows? :)

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

That's a good point.

Also, when not given away, the price is not cheap. And Steganos uses that irritating marketing gimmick of pretending to sell you at a huge rebate. You know that the real price is 36 $, and not the supposed, ridiculous 135 $ price that they have allegedly marked down "especially for you, my friend", like carpet hagglers on some Moroccan souk.

But what if you took advantage of the present offer, downloaded Steganos for free, had to reinstall at some point in the future, were obliged to buy the program, and discovered that the rebate is gone ? And realised that you really need to fork out 135 $ to get your data back ?

Highly unlikely, but entirely possible nonetheless. Use despicable marketing tactics, and see them backfire against you.

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Correction : the alleged, fake list price for Steganos Safe 18 is not 135 $ as I had misread ; it's 196 $ ! For that matter, they could have set it at 2 000 $, why not ?

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

Clairvaux, You need to learn to read with all due respect. https://www.steganos.com/en/steganos-safe-18

The price for Steganos Safe 18 is 35.87 for 5 PC and includes several other software programs given that is claimed to be a value worth 160.00.

Reply   |   Comment by Heidi-Ann  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

John,
"And what after reinstalling OS?"

The standard answer is normally to install the trial to get your stuff back, or preferably buy the software because you apparently found it useful enough to use, & so should support the developer. But in this case there's a version mismatch. The newer v. 18 [or newer] *should* work, but what if it does not? You might want to download & save a copy of the v.17 trial & save it, while you still can -- Google & you'll find it at a couple of sites.

"... were obliged to buy the program, and discovered that the rebate is gone ? And realised that you really need to fork out 135 $ to get your data back ?"
"... fake list price for Steganos Safe 18 is not 135 $ as I had misread ; it's 196 $ !"


A Steganos Safe v. 18 review at PCMag gives the selling price for the Safe software alone at a MSRP of $39.95, with a price low of $26.85 at Amazon. As of 12 noon Eastern time, 4/21/17, steganos[.]com list a ***Bundle*** of apps, *including* Safe v.18, for $35.87. I assume that adding together the MSRP of each of the 4 additional apps + the MSRP of Safe, the total would be somewhere near the listed [& line-thru] $195.87 -- at seems at least close to me, bearing in mind that many [most ? - all ?] of the 4 added apps usually sell below MSRP.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Clairvaux,
If you made a full System Image backup you could restore from that and the Steganos software and all your data would be there, wouldn't it?
At home we create a fresh System Image each week. We keep the original image plus the two most recently created images. Other previous images are deleted to save hard drive space. Would this approach overcome the issues you raised?

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

You should always have a backup of any information that is encrypted.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  5 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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