- No copy is needed if the office shares an offline PC:
- Otherwise plug in two flash drives, one at a time:
- Anybody may make a copy of the free MarpxPrivacy program:
- Other directories on your Extreme Encryption flash drive:
- Who may copy other directories?:
- Make a copy of your installation for a fellow team member:
If multiple team members in the same physical location will use an offline Windows PC for securing files and messages, those team members will not need flash drives. Instead, you can copy the directories named below directly onto the hard drive of the disconnected Windows PC. In the rest of this page, where it talks of a second flash drive as target, think instead of the offline PC.
Plug into a Windows computer a flash drive containing the full Extreme Encryption™ set of files. Most computers have two or more USB ports. Plug in a second flash drive that is empty or nearly empty. This flash drive will receive the copy. If there isn't a second drive, you may need to find a place on the PC's hard drive onto which you can temporarily copy the files, then recopy from the hard drive to the empty flash drive.
Usually when a flash drive is plugged in, a message like this pops up:
On the pop-up select "Open folder to view files." If there is no pop-up, click on the Windows Explorer icon (in Windows 10, the File Explorer icon), navigate to the flash drive, and highlight the MarpXAAAA directory. AAAA will be some four letters that uniquely identify your installation. In this example, the four letters are WGDB.
The list from the Extreme Encryption™ flash drive will include lines like these:
The list from the empty flash drive will look something like this:
Everyone is encouraged to copy the MarpxPrivacy directory onto any flash drive, and it may be given to anyone that you wish. Marpx Privacy™ is a free software tool that protects personal privacy. It provides substantial protection; anyone using it may choose from among over 8 billion possible keys for each file or message to be made private. Why free? First, because we believe basic privacy is essential to the dignity of every human person. Second, because we want people to know of our even stronger products, MarpX Privacy Plus™ for professional and commercial security, and also Extreme Encryption™ for U.S. national security.
To make a copy, start by clicking on the MarpXPrivacy directory in the first drive; it will be highlighted. Copy its entire contents by simply holding down the CTRL key and press the letter 'C' once. Then click anywhere within the empty list on the second drive, hold down the CTRL key and press the letter 'V' to paste the entire MarpXPrivacy directory with all its files. The entire file set will be copied from the one flash drive to the other.
Each setup of Extreme Encryption™ is in a directory with a nine letter name: "Marpx" followed by a unique combination of four randomly selected letters. Examples: MarpxBJQB, MarpxKDOL, MarpxMMGI. Everything you need (apart from the license file) to run the program is found in the one directory.
There may be multiple installations on one flash drive. One installation is for your group. It is different from all the others in two ways:
Again, there may (or may not) be additional installations on the flash drive. Extras are provisional, meant to be passed along as a convenience to one (and one only) person who wants to license it for use by his/her team or organization.
- Every installation has its own unique custom-built set of algorithms. An algorithm is used to encrypt and decrypt a file or message; no-one who does not have the right algorithm can get at that file or message by brute force attack.
- If your team has purchased an installation, it includes a file named EE_Licenses.txt which has been activated and is essential for running Extreme Encryption™.
There may be other directories. Don't copy them. For example, a directory such as MyPrivacy may hold results of encryptions and decryptions made by the user of this flash drive.
Again, anybody may copy the MarpxPrivacy directory. But to copy any other directories, you should be either the team leader (often the purchaser) or the sole member designated by the team leader to make any copies. Reasons:
- The team has a strong interest in keeping the number of copies of its own installation to the smallest possible number that will enable the team to work effectively. Security is diminished if copies get out to the wrong people. The leader needs to know who has copies in order to circulate keys to encrypted algorithms only to the persons who need specific keys. Mutual trust and team effectiveness are enhanced by controlled copying and need-to-know circulation of keys.
- By law, Extreme Encryption™ is NOT for export from the United States. The team leader / purchaser has accepted responsibility to ensure that copies do not make their way to nationals of sanctioned destination countries (even if they are in the U.S.), to persons or entities appearing on the U.S. government's Consolidated Screening List, or to anyone physically outside of the U.S.A. That's a heavy responsibility.
- If your drive includes provisional installations of Extreme Encryption™, it is important that each be copied only once and for only one other person. If he or she wants to act as team leader for a new group, assurance is needed that the algorithms are unique in the world for that group and that nobody else is using them. (While you may have the algorithm file on you flash drive, you will have neither a license nor the keys that provide access to the algorithms.) That assurance of highest security is essential to anyone who gets a seed installation from you.
The rest of this page is intended only for the team leader or designate. (If that's not you, don't feel rejected; feel secure!)
Members of your team apart from the leader need only the free copy of the MarpxPrivacy directory copied above PLUS the MarpxAAAA directory -- the one with the four letters that was purchased for your group. That directory includes an EE_Licenses.txt file that displays a license code on either the Tryout 1501-1515 lines or the Complete 1-1500 line.
Copy your installation for a fellow team member, using the same highlight - CTRL C - click on other drive - CTRL V method described above.
The leader of a provisional group needs the MarpxPrivacy directory and one pass-along Extreme Encryption™ directory -- named Marpx followed by four letters. The installation must not been given to anyone else. Again, highlight, CTRL-C to copy, click the other drive, CTRL-V to paste -- the same method as above.