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A great encryption app is Cypher. Cypher uses the government's Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and can be downloaded here.

[Editor's note: I have not tried this program myself.]
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fine and dandy...
Authored by: ghx on Mar 19, '02 10:10:55PM

but the whole point of encryption is the ability to encode information so that no one can read it. This is based off of a government cypher and may have a backdoor. What's more, there is no way to change the encryption level.

If you want a good, FREE, fully configurable encryption program, download gnupg or pgp.

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You don't trust Uncle Sam?
Authored by: johnblommers on Mar 19, '02 11:39:11PM
Some folks plain don't trust the government for some reason. Could there be some back door in the code? Unless the source code for this program is available, there is no way to be sure, is there? That's why open source is so damn important to security-minded folk. They can compile from the source! That's why I find it astonishing that the US Government would use applications from a criminal corporation.

Still, this is another tool in the toolbox, so thanks to Uncle Sam.

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Authored by: 128K Mac on Mar 20, '02 03:07:16AM

If I had something I wanted to hide from the F.B.I. it would be encryted on my hard drive it would be security erased with Secure Delete (Aladdin) then I'd run Speed Disk (Symantec) to erase at its highest level then....

I'd take an axe to the hard drive and buy a typewriter. :-)

For basic security it's hard to be the cost of Cypher. It hides personal stuff from prying eyes of co-workers and your extensive pr0n collection from your spouse. I don't care if it's 24 bit, 89 bit, 128 bit, and has a front door and a back door. It works. ;-)

(And it's hard to beat the icon.)

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