How To Encrypt (almost) Anything
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:10 PM
Encryption is like a GUN which can/WILL be used against you!
Unless you have the KEY triple saved your doomed if its gone.
Sadly, I learned the hard way and was never able to crack Bitlocker.
I made the mistake of saving my KEY on the C drive and a USB stick (lost) and I Fdisked the C drive for a reinstall of OS.
Pain and More Pain just Say No and GO; Unless your a Top Secret SPY invest in a USB removable Harddrive that contain your keys to the world.
Good Luck with that!
Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:45 AM
Disagree about encrypted containers in DropBox, which I only use for non-confidential files. The problem being that an encrypted (e.g. TrueCrypt or AxCrypt) container or file that is opened and modified in one device goes back to DropBox as a "conflicted copy" rather than replacing the old copy. This is a nuisance - I'm not aware of any other synchronizing service that does any better and would be glad to learn of one.
Instead, I sync my encrypted TrueCrypt container manually on the LAN, and back it up to another (non-synchronizing) online service.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:09 AM
Encryption certainly isn't new... but these new solutions are finally making it easy to add that layer of protection, ideally with a single solution that works wherever you share data and files online.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:19 AM
you can't rely on one security product (encryption) and think you are safe.
like Bruce Scheiner stated " security is a process and not a product"
you need to have multi-levels layers of protection, contingency and recovery plans if you are running a small business and want to protect your assets.
Posted 21 March 2013 - 09:40 AM
Also, no one seems to mention right-clicking a file, then Properties-->General Tab-->Advanced and checking "Encrypt Contents to Secure Data". A old but useful article is
Any thoughts about these two free methods?