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What are some of the popular data encryption software that uses military grade encryption?

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Most encryption software available today use military grade encryption. The term military grade is used for marketing purposes to infer that the software has strong encryption capabilities. Any encryption software worth using today should be based on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). The algorithm working under AES uses the same key to encrypt and decrypt data. The algorithm was approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret data, earning its military grade status.
Some of the popular encryption software running the military grade algorithm include the following:

  • BitLocker, which comes prepackaged with the modern Windows operating system. The encryption system has the ability to encrypt entire drives on a PC.
  • Folder Lock is also another popular encryption system running on the Advanced Encryption Standard. The software also comes with file shredding capabilities.
  • 7ZIP is a popular encryption software that runs on the AES protocol and encrypts files and folders that a user wants to transfer over the internet.
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