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RE: Protect folder data.
From: "Nero, Nick" <Nick.Nero () disney com>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 13:59:21 -0500

Yep, you are correct.  It is RC4-40bit, I believe.  Problem is, it is
NOT just password protected.  It uses a mini-PKI (unless you have a real
PKI) and only that user's cert or the admin's can recover it.  If both
certs are lost, so is your data.

As a side, the laptop recovered last fall by a reporter from CNN that
was formally a computer used by Al-Qaeda had the hard drives encrypted
with Win2k EFS.  The FBI was able to brute force the 40bit keyspace in a
week and discover the data!

Nick Nero

-----Original Message-----
From: dennis [mailto:dennis () unixqi com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 4:23 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus net
Subject: Re: Protect folder data. 

Doesn't Win2K's encrypted file system support this?
Sorry if I'm wrong, not a Windows kinda guy.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shane Lahey" <s.lahey () roadrunner nf net>
To: <tony572000 () hotmail com>; <security-basics () securityfocus net>
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 10:29 AM
Subject: RE: Protect folder data. 

Why not try Blowfish Advanced CS , available at http://come.to/hahn 
This should do exactally what you want.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony - CIA;CISA;CDP;CPA;MBA [mailto:tony572000 () hotmail com]
Sent: November 18, 2002 8:00 PM
Subject: Protect folder data. 


I have some highly confidential data that I frequently access on in a 
folder that is on my desktop computer (ie win2k).  I want to make sure

no one but
me will able to see this data.  Does anyone know of any
that will 1) en-crypt the data in the folder and/or  2) require a
to open up the folder?  I need to make sure a person like our lan
desk top support person can not figure out a way to get to the data.


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