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Authored by: pediddle on Aug 01, '05 12:33:14PM
Don't rely on "security through obscurity". If you need your files to remain secret, you're much better off using PGP, GnuPG, or some other form of encryption.

Of course you can combine the two methods, but anyone who can use the Terminal could easily find one of these "hidden" folders.

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Diskutil
Authored by: lullabud on Aug 01, '05 12:49:44PM

Diskutility supports encrypted disk images and is built in to OS X, so that might be easier or better for some people. It doesn't have bells and whistles, but it can securely archive your info for you. Pair it with the parent hint about hidden folders and you're even more well off.



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Authored by: adrianm on Aug 01, '05 04:26:04PM

Just create a sparseimage dmg and put stuff in there. It can be as large as life, but it's encrypted and only those knowing the password will be able to open it.

To really annoy the spouse who's suppose to trust you, name the dmg "Porn - keep out.sparseimage"

;-)



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Carefulů
Authored by: Pilbo on Aug 01, '05 10:04:51PM

I thought images stored in a sparseimage dmg were subject to corruption, especially jpgs. I read that, and it happened to me.

Has that been fixed in Tiger?



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Authored by: adrianm on Aug 08, '05 06:39:35PM

I'd hope so as the whole File Vault feature depends on it.



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