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#1 ComputerNeophyte

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 10:26 PM

I'm looking for a decent file encryption program.  I found this one  http://www.aescrypt.com/  and was wondering if anyone had any feedback on it.  Like, is it safe to download and if it's as slick as it looks.  I checked Webutation and found nothing bad there about the site, so I'm tempted.  Else, if anyone has a different one they know to be good, please let me.  I prefer a free download, cause I'm no secret agent.  I just wanna hide some tax files and some dirty pictures.  No, I'm kidding about the dirty pictures. :hysterical:
 
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:00 PM

Hey, I like it. It encrypted my ...images... nicely.

 

Sadly there is no right click option to encrypt folders, so I have to encrypt all my porn separately.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:54 PM

Hey, I like it. It encrypted my ...images... nicely.

 

Sadly there is no right click option to encrypt folders, so I have to encrypt all my porn separately.

 

Oh, so it worked for you.  Lucky you.  I spent almost two hours trying to get it to work in windows 8, but couldn't do it. Surprising, because the GUI is baby-simple.  I went to their site and followed up, but their suggestion didn't help.  Frustrating.  Then I looked for a different one, but I was thwarted at every turn.  I can't believe I just used the word "thwarted." :)  Then I found out that encryption may not work as well as we think, anyway.  Often the original files that are later encrypted are still on the hard drive, unencrypted.  Even if you erase them, they might still be retrieved. One exception might be if you encrypt the entire drive, but that idea makes me a little nervous. I finally decided after a half a day of investigation that an encryptor may not be much more than a 99 cent lock, good only for keeping the honest people out.  If any half-determined agency or intelligent lay person wanted to crack the encrypted files, there's a fair chance they could do it anyway, and without the password, as the original files may still be sitting on the HD just waiting to be found.  This came as a real surprise to me.  Another interesting thing I discovered in an online article is, in the U.K. it could be a crime to refuse to give the "authorities" the password to your encrypted files. And in the U.S. I think it's still a moot point as to whether or not one should have to surrender a password, and whether or not that surrender would be a violation of that person's right not to incriminate their self.  The government would love to deprive us of our right to privacy with encryption, as the West is turning into one big police state.

 

So, I finally just decided it was more trouble than it's worth.   And if you want my uneducated opinion, I wouldn't be so sure of the sanctity of your encrypted files.  They may be easier to "crack'  than you think.  Later. :love4u:


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 10:39 PM

TrueCrypt is the bomb... Does everything you want and more.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:01 AM



Hello,

I've got 7Zip on my new computer, and I guess that's all I need. I just wanted to tinker anyway. Speaking of ZIP, I just purchased online a password recovery for 17.95 at http://www.password-recovery-tool.net/zip-password-recovery.html. Big disappointment, I can't get the darn thing to work right; and when it does work, it's disappointingly slow. I've had a little success with the "brute force," but practically everything else acts is if it doesn't exist. The dictionary and mask attacks don't work at all. I worked on it for 8 hours. Why in heck can't things work like they're supposed to? The good news is the site didn't hit me with any malware when I downloaded. I suppose they figure buying a product that doesn't work is punishment enough.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:53 AM

zip is excellent encryption... and password that is 8+ characters long and non dictionary is pretty much beyond any normal means of cracking/retrieval. There's free ones that work ok if you have a decent video card. Cain and Able is one of the oldest and best.






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