RE: password protect encrypted directory

From: Hugo Deckx (hugo.deckx_at_skynet.be)
Date: 08/16/04

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    To: <ttevans@hawkcorp.net>, "'Dana Rawson'" <absolutezero273c@nzoomail.com>, <security-basics@securityfocus.com>
    Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 23:22:39 +0200
    
    

    All,

    The best product I found so far to protect folders but also files (based on
    extension) is called C4-Polytrust
    More info at http://www.polytrust.com and http://www.safeboot.com/

    SC Award Best Encryption Solution 2004

    Rgs,
    Hugo Deckx
    Corporate IT Security & Computer Forensic Manager
    Belgacom nv
    Belgium Telecom Operator
    mailto:hugo.deckx@belgacom.be
    Phone +3222024914

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Thomas T. Evans, III [mailto:ttevans@hawkcorp.net]
    Sent: 16 August 2004 15:01
    To: 'Dana Rawson'; security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: RE: password protect encrypted directory

    Dana:

    Depending on how far you want to go, PGP will allow you to create a
    mountable volume that is encrypted and needs a password to view. The volume
    is not visible unless mounted, if I recall correctly. That should be pretty
    secure.

    Thomas T. Evans, III CCNA
    Senior Network Manager
    Hawk Corporation
    ttevans@hawkcorp.net
    216-267-7787 Ext. 500
    Cell: 440-669-2526
    Fax: 917-464-7241
    President, MFG/Pro Midwest User Group

    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits"
    --Albert Einstein
     

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Dana Rawson [mailto:absolutezero273c@nzoomail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:38 PM
    To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: password protect encrypted directory

    G'Day, all.

    Hope this isn't too basic of an issue but I wanted to ask for your direction
    if possible.

    Preface: I have directory which contains sensitive data on a w2k/xp laptop.
    I have the directory and files residing within encrypted.

    Issue: I would like to password protect this directory so even the user who
    is logged into this profile is prompted for a password prior to gaining
    access to this data.

    Desired outcome: By accomplishing this (if possible) I wish to deny access
    to this data via remote entry/being hacked, and also protect the data should
    the laptop be stolen, or someone walks away from their computer without
    locking it (i.e. ctrl-alt-del) leaving it wide open for someone to sit down
    and start playing.

    Is this something that can be accomplished? Is there commercial or
    opensource software available?

    I have found software on the web that states it can password protect a
    directory, but with out installing and testing all of them how can I know if
    it most secure? Has anyone tested or reviewed this type of software?

    Is anyone familiar with this that might make a recommendation?

    Thanks again in advance for your time.

    Regards,

    Dana

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