My spin: This is going to be a MAJOR headache for users, espeically those who are not technically inclined. Currently any ZIP program you have works with any other ZIP program. However, if you ENCRYPT that ZIP file one program (PKWare or Winzip), it may not work with the other program. What a headache.
News Clip: For years, computer files compressed with the ubiquitous “Zip” standard have been readable by rival programs, regardless of the software used to make the original archive. Now there are signs it will no longer be so convenient.
Two leading makers of compression software, PKWare and WinZip, have recently upgraded their products to incorporate encryption for increased security. Problem is, they are not using the same technology. (full story)
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