Featured Freeware: SuperStorm

SuperStorm is an uncomplicated and interesting way to secure data files away from prying eyes: it embeds them in media files.

Despite a cluttered interface, SuperStorm proved simple to use, letting you quickly and securely store data files in a password-protected form embedded within media files.

It may look confusing to some at first. Its interface is cluttered with buttons, a number of fields, and some amateurish graphics. The appearance is a bit deceptive, because what looks somewhat childishly designed actually works pretty well and is easy to use. Selecting a data file and a media file in which to embed it was a simple matter of dragging an item into the built-in file browser to the selected graphic. Clicking Execute created a new Output file--the media file with the embedded data file--in a matter of moments. We were then able to save it where we wished. There was no discernible change to the new media file, except that it was slightly larger than its original. One test showed a jump from 5,175KB to 5,775KB. Creating a password to protect the new file is equally simple.

Novices will quickly master this app. Experienced users may prefer a more robust app for securing sensitive files, but SuperStorm isn't really designed for industrial workouts.

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