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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
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
| To: Tony "- CIA;CISA;CDP;CPA;MBA
| 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
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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