WinZip Boosts Security, File Size
The newest edition of WinZip's namesake .Zip file utility gains strong encryption and sheds the 4GB-file-size limit of previous versions.The newest edition of WinZips namesake .Zip file utility gains strong encryption and sheds the 4GB-file-size limit of previous versions. The beta of WinZip 9.0 doesnt cost anything to try; Version 8.1 sells for $29, the same as competitor PKWares PKZip. The ship date and price for Version 9.0 havent been announced.
During tests of the beta, I was able to zip up files using WinZips familiar file compression wizard. Encrypting files using strong 256-bit AES encryption was simple: I selected the files, typed in a password and hit OK.