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Keep Files Private in windows!!!





Meit
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If you want to encrypt the contents of an individual file or directory, Windows XP Pro will do the trick, provided you enable NTFS on your hard drive. To encrypt a file, right-click on it to bring up the Properties window. Click on the Advanced button, then in the Advanced Attributes dialog box click on Encrypt contents to secure data. This will encrypt the file (using either DES, which employs a 56-bit key on each 64-bit block of data, or 3DES, which uses a 56-bit key three times on each 64-bit block of data), and it will provide a certificate just for you. This certificate is key; if you reinstall Windows or otherwise lose your user account, your access to the encrypted files will be gone, too. You need to export your certificates to back them up: For detailed instructions, search on export certificate in Windows Help.

Windows XP does not require you to enter your password when you open the encrypted file. Once you log on to a session, encrypted files are available for you—and anyone who walks up to your system—to view. Cool

Windows XP Home doesn't support this method. Both XP Home and XP Pro, however, let you create password-protected compressed files. To do this, right-click on the desired file and choose Send To | Compressed (zipped) Folder. Open the resulting folder and select Add a Password from the File menu; delete the original file. Note that this encryption is relatively weak. It should dissuade casual users but won't put up much of a fight against someone determined to hack it apart.
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Rajiev
Seems like a decent trick.

But the problem is a adanced user can easily bypass this security measure and access your files.

One method is to just, simply use a ubuntu live CD. Whola, All your files are accessible without any hasle Smile

the other way is to change the ownership of the folders / files in windows. By this way you can others files :9 but you need elevated rights to do this Smile
Flakky
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One method is to just, simply use a ubuntu live CD. Whola, All your files are accessible without any hasle Smile


Is this really going to work as the files are encrypted on the hard drive. I think you can find the filename but the contents are unreadable.
Rajiev
Flakky wrote:
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One method is to just, simply use a ubuntu live CD. Whola, All your files are accessible without any hasle Smile


Is this really going to work as the files are encrypted on the hard drive. I think you can find the filename but the contents are unreadable.


Files are innaccesible if the files are actually encrypted. but the problem with most of the file hiding utilities and methods is that they just change the file pach with strange charachters or change the visibility of the file/ filder. Although this may work in windows platforms, Ubuntu don't give a damn :p

It will show all the files nice and easy.

This is true in most cases of virus attacks. Viruses (especially in Pen drives) are hidden in Windows. But switch to Linux, whola, there they are Smile
tamilparks
very good idea thanks for the tips and tricks
Rajiev
tamilparks wrote:
very good idea thanks for the tips and tricks


You are welcome, on behalf of every tipper Wink
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