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Quick commercial package question

Just a brief question.

  There's a compression/archiving package on the Mac call Stuffit. It
comes in the usual Lite (get free then register) and Deluxe (money first,
product later) flavours. It offers, amongst it's options, an encryption
option on a 'per archive entry'. This means you can have an archive with a
mix of encrypted and unencrypted files and folders, all in the same

  Question is - does anyone know anything about the strength or
trustability of the encryption algorithm used ? It's freely exportable
from the US (or so I thought) so it can't be DES. Is it (down) on a level
with the MS Word or Wordperfect ciphers, or is it a little better ? How
far should I trust it ? 


  Jonathon Fletcher,        "these opinions are my own, no-one else's"
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