Re: file and disk encryption
From: andy smart (anonymus_at_discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 07:48:19 +0100
> andy smart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>>>File and disk encryption? I suggest you be selective in your
>>>candidates lest you waste your time.
>>>File encryption has, for the most part, been superseded and
>>>supplanted. The choices are partition/container-file encryption or
>>>full HD (including the OS) encryption.
>>Or if you wanted to send a couple of files to somebody else by some
>>insecure transport mechanism and wanted to encrypt them. But I can see
>>how somebody wouldn't want to encrypt lots of files like that just to
>>keep them private on one machine
> For onsey-twosey file encryption (e.g., to attach to an email) the handiest
> is something like the rar format. Something like winrar is versatile
> (single-file, multiple-file, even whole directory structures) and multi-
> purpose (compression, packaging, and encryption). Supports AES128.
> Although it isn't OTFE one can think of it as one of the container-file
> encryption family.
> I think such a multipurpose tool is more convenient than adding yet another
> single-purpose tool (single-file encryption). Only downside: not open-
Good point about the fact you combine encryption and compression in one