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Not sure the point of this. If you're already using XP you should be using separate, non-administrator accounts for each user. That, alone, provides a lot of protection (but not a corporate level). Beyond that there are a number of free, non-MS solutions out there for further security. Bcarchive at www.jetico.com is one solution that I've successfully used. It provides a password protected archive that can contain any files and folders. That does keep out the snoops.
 

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Cool little app. Is there a way I can change the data location though? I keep my data on a separate drive and would not want it under C:
I understand they pulled the download but you can find it via eMule
 

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Right click on your folders in XP, click sharing and check 'Make private'. :roll: Hell add all the top secret stuff to a .zip and password that. Better yet use Winrare ( I believe it's Winrare) as this is a proprietary compression algorithm and won't be cracked very easily. I don't understand this M$ crap. If you have a NTFS partition you can encrypt files. Just right click the folder, click advanced. Of course there are ways of decrypting these as it uses your password to encrypt the file. In layman's term .........

I have tons of security software and so forth. One of the programs I use in conjunction with a Truecrypt partition is an encryption program that spreads its bytes within pseudo random noise. Can't remember how its decrypted but I know it uses an IV and is secure.

BTW~ Truecrypt allows for multiple encryptions at once. " Cascade of ciphers" Like Serpent-Twofish-AES as well as different Hashes for key generation. True crypt is best used with a Live CD. Check out BartPE.

BTW ACT II~ Screw Zimmermann!!! Praise Daemen & Rijmen!!!
 
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Hi Polt and all,

"Better yet use Winrare ( I believe it's Winrare) as this is a proprietary compression algorithm and won't be cracked very easily."

I've been using WinRAR for years because WinZIP is a dinosaur and no longer supported. For those who are still living in the Dark Ages it can also zip and unzip but in any case it provides no security obviously because it's simply a more advanced compression method.

FYI guys, the only REAL security is to burn a CD and put it in your pocket, never leave sensitive data in any form available to the spooks with the tools to dissect the drive after they've carted your computer away. Just to make sure you leave nothing behind use what the chicken hawks use to clean up the kiddie porn, Tracks Eraser Pro will keep you out of jail. (;->)

For those who transmit sensitive stuff go with the pros, there are several programs using 3DES available. Developed by the CIA and after years of licensing issues it was released to the general public and is used by banks and other institutions for on line transactions. Nearly impossible to break in a timely fashion Al Quida for some strange reason hasn't caught on and encrypted thier e-mail just to drive Homeland Insecurity nuts. (;->)

Have fun guys and remember, a little paranoia goes a long way, trust NO ONE.
 

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kb2vxa said:
FYI guys, the only REAL security is to burn a CD and put it in your pocket,
:roll: What if the "chicken hawks" get a hold of that CD as they claw into your back with their long sharp claws of which also hold arrows. :lol:

kb2vxa said:
never leave sensitive data in any form available to the spooks with the tools to dissect the drive after they've carted your computer away.
So Cascade cyphers, pseudo random bit encryption and a hidden volume within a volume is going to make it easy for "spooks" to "dissect" your drive? AES is NSA approved to Top secret. I don't trust anything as well and always think of the possibilitys. It's why I further add the fact of using the second none standard encryption method with an encrypted volume. You can create a hidden volume within a volume too. (hint, hint)

Happily walking around with a CD, USB drive, flash card, Micro dot with a smile only Pac man could have makes no sense.(Not even Inky, Blinky, Clyde) There are more advanced ways, I'll a sure, however what if you were pulled into a black van? :lol: :lol: Now you must try to run from the spooks in this maze of hell.

Now as silly as this sounds, it is. Because how much security do you really need? Unless you are an operative of some organization; rogue, fundamental fanaticism or government, you not need worry. Or, if you have bomb plans on your hard drive and are a terrorist A-hole or a child porn psycho!



kb2vxa said:
For those who transmit sensitive stuff go with the pros,
Yes, AES in cascading, one time pads for effect. :lol:

kb2vxa said:
Al Quida for some strange reason hasn't caught on and encrypted thier e-mail just to drive Homeland Insecurity nuts.
Are you sure?

kb2vxa said:
trust NO ONE.

Hey now, Thats a secret..........
Does this mean you?


BTW~ All I carry around with me are music and pictures. (Hint, hint) Wait, I see...there's....ah...a black van!!!! They can't have my Pulitzer Prize winning photos. Nooooooo!!!. :lol:
 
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kb2vxa said:
For those who transmit sensitive stuff go with the pros, there are several programs using 3DES available. Developed by the CIA and after years of licensing issues it was released to the general public and is used by banks and other institutions for on line transactions.
By design, DES and therefore 3DES, suffer from slow performance in software; on modern processors, AES tends to be around six times faster. 3DES is better suited to hardware implementations, and indeed where it is still used it tends to be with a hardware implementation (e.g., VPN appliances and the Nextel cellular and data network), but even there AES outperforms it.

In June 2003, the US Government announced that AES may be used for classified information, marking the first time that the public has had access to a cipher approved by NSA for TOP SECRET information.

So, if you are a type of person that only the best will do .. AES is your cipher of choice.

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Ya, and my bank uses this. :roll:

Yet, downloading a firefox extension uses AES. :roll:

I also need to mention that users of XP can use syskey to store the startup key on disk.

This makes it a little harder for someone to try and decrypt your EFS files using XP. So, every time you start Windows you have to use the disk. I think it could be stored on other media instead of a floppy.

Go to run and type syskey and in the window that appears click 'update'. Caution! I did this before and my windows went to old display mode. Yuck!!![Set a system restore point before doing this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310105/

Make sure that your default admin account is password protected when going into safe mode! Make sure you go into BIOS and password that and deny drive access! To all if possible!

Now a hacker can still bypass the BIOS but you will know. Especially if your BIOS has the feature to tell you the case has been opened, but hackers don't need to open a case. In most cases :twisted: IBM notebooks are a little better at being BIOS secure.

This is why I am a strong supporter of live OSs and true crypt file protection stored on a USB drive. Flash,compact all forms USB compliant.

Only thing you need to worry about now are side channel attacks :twisted:

BTW~ 192 256 bit AES is for Top secret level and must be approved bt NSA.
 
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Thanks Macomb; it's working great!
You're welcome!

What I really like about it is it's so darn simple, yet very effective! You don't have to be an I.T. guy (even though I am), to install, and use it.
 

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How much do you want to bet me that there will be a crack to this so called "NEW" file encryption?
It's not a form of file encryption...it is a password protected folder. Encryption is optional, and still uses Microsoft's normal encryption method under Advanced Properties.

Regardless, this is certainly enough to keep casual probing eyes out of your stuff, both at home, and at work. Check with your I.T. policies at work however, as they might not allow you to install this sort of thing.
 

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Ok, why the advanced properties for files then for optional encryption? As I said before just use a passworded .zip file. :roll:

Geese why does M$ come up with some of the most ridicules things that make no sense!


If it still uses the normal file encryption, it's useless!!! As I pointed out EFS can be hacked!




 
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I thought it was WinRAR archives that had the proprietary code but it's WINAce 2.x.

Although, RAR type archives have stronger encryption and take longer to crack.

PKZip 5.x is another animal too.

So, I would use those compression programs for protecting non government stuff. I have a felling that government offices are using crappy compression programs however.

Another word of advice. The WINAce program has been known to have had problems decrypting, so I read.
 
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Ok, why the advanced properties for files then for optional encryption? As I said before just use a passworded .zip file. :roll:

Geese why does M$ come up with some of the most ridicules things that make no sense!

If it still uses the normal file encryption, it's useless!!! As I pointed out EFS can be hacked!
Encryption under Advanced Properties is a built-in part of the Windows Operating System. It has nothing to do with Microsoft Private Folder. I was just pointing out that it is still available within MS Private Folder if you wanted to use it.

Oh, and in case you weren't aware, a password protected .zip file, as you recommend, can be hacked by a child.
 

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MacombMonitor said:
Encryption under Advanced Properties is a built-in part of the Windows Operating System.
No way!

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It has nothing to do with Microsoft Private Folder.
MacombMonitor said:
it is still available within MS Private Folder
:roll: :roll:

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Oh, and in case you weren't aware, a password protected .zip file, as you recommend, can be hacked by a child.
Damn! I can't understand how people can't read my post correctly.

Maybe I wasn't clear!

There are particular compression programs that can't be cracked. Reread what I have said so far.
:roll: I also did not recommended a compression program. "I was just pointing out that it is still available in Windows" :lol: :twisted:

I said I recommended True crypt. I'm sure you new that already. :roll:

"Oh, .zip can be cracked by a child waaa waaa waaa"

Not understanding what I have to say makes a comment like that completely stupid.



Here crack this then! Standard XP .zip file. :twisted:
 
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