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RE: Protect folder data.
From: Matthew Wagenknecht <Matthew.Wagenknecht () quantum com>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 12:09:32 -0700

PGPDisk ver. 6.02i and earlier are freeware and is part of PGPFreeware6.02..
The commercial versions are better, but you can't beat free.. one note: use
FAT formatting for your PGP disks on Win2K and higher.. ver. 8.0 from
PGP.com is $70..  not bad if you ask me..


..:: Matt ::.. 
"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing

-----Original Message-----
From: Andreas Falck [mailto:andreas1234567 () hotmail com] 
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 12:38 AM
To: SECURITY-BASICS () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Protect folder data.

| -----Original Message-----
| From: Steve Cooper [mailto:steve () nuclear-monkeys co uk]
| Sent: 19. november 2002 23:17
| Cc: SECURITY-BASICS () securityfocus com
| Subject: Re: Protect folder data.
| PGP, pretty good privacy is a good freeware utillity

Wrong. PGP is *NOT* freeware, even though it's a frequent term on pgpi.com.

PGP is licenced, disclosed software, currently permitting use for no charge 
in non-commercial settings.  Commercial use of PGP is heavyly charged.  If 
you are looking for true open-source freeware, consider the PGP-compatible 
GPG (www.gnupg.org). There exist several front-ends to GPG, such as WinPT 
(www.winpt.org) for Win2k.

| Also if you have admin rights to
| your PC then you can change the security on the folder to only allow
| your user account access to the folder or files that you have
| encrypted.

Windows security settings only affects what Windows allows you to do.
This has nothing to do with encryption. One can easily access contents of a 
"secured" folder using another operating system, such as Linux.
Confidential information should *not* be secured by OS permissions only.


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