Anybody know about this?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by helpin, Jun 21, 2002.

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  1. helpin

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    I use drivecrypt encryption. They have a new add on program that I know nothing about but would like to know if anybody has used it. http://www.securstar.de/dcplus.html
     
  2. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    I know this much: it doesn't come cheap.
     
  3. helpin

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    I got a message from drivecrypt offering the program until July 31st for only $49. That's a hundred bucks off. Not too bad if it does what it says. That's why I thought I would come here and ask. I use drivecrypt and it is a good program. I heard about this new one a few weeks ago from a U.S. Marshall in Indiana. It's my girlfriends dad and he said the FBI told him that securestar's DCPP was software enemy number one. I never heard of it so I checked and found out it is the same company as druvecrypt. http://www.securstar.de/dcplus.html I thought it was too expensive for my budget but this special I got in e-mail has me thinking. Wish somebody had used it.
     
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    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    I'd really like to help you but, here in the UK, there's no point using drive or file encryption. Here, failure to give on demand your encryptions keys, means you are guilty by default and can go to prison.
     
  5. javacool

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    Wow - that's rather harsh. But I'm sure it removes somewhat of a burden from police officers' shoulders (although, even if a person is sent to jail, they still don't have any proof if the data is encrypted...)
     
  6. UNICRON

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    Well, if the data would warrant more jail time than the "fail to provide keys" crime, it may have uses. That also will lead the gov to think anyone who uses it MUST be hiding something.
     
  7. helpin

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    What happens if they want the passphrase to an encrypted file and you honestly don't remember the passphrase? I mean, that happens all the time. I agree, that is harsh! I remember reading about a court case in the US where they upheld that being forced to provide a passphrase is a violation of the fifth amendment and your right to not incriminate yourself. I didn't know that about the UK, harsh might be understating it!
     
  8. controler

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    I believe the parts of the UK has also removed the right to Keep and Bear Arms
    Don't be fooled by cheap imitations. The world governments do not need to take away personal rights to fight terror. Some might think
    they use the stars (Astrololgy) to make some of their decisions and the numbers 33, 39 which were used by the old Knights Templers.
    Instead of using common sense, a good set or morals and The Will

    opps got carried away again
     
  9. Checkout

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    Dang! I'm unable to load Checkout's link! :(
     
  11. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    There's a thread in Ten Forward which continues this line, and with better links.
     
  12. birdhouse

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    I purchased it and had problems and never got any replies to my questions from them . It's one of those programs that are great if it works but useless if you have any problems. I asked for help for three weeks and never got a reply.
     
  13. Paul Wilders

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    birdhouse,

    I'm really sorry about that. There's a lesson for all in this: if customer service fails completely: count your loss and drop it. As a precaution, emailing the software vendor before buying software isn't a bad habit at all; personally, I would recommend this whenever in doubt.

    regards.

    paul
     
  14. John Little

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    Hello all.....I still check in and read some posts. I came across this one and had to say that I also got the offer the same as did Helpin, $49.00 instead of $149.00. He must own drivecrypt. I do and am sure that's why we got the $49 offer. It sounded like a hell of a piece of software, so I DID take them up on it and have put it on my XP machine I now use at work. It is awesome. I can't speak for the tech support because I haven't needed any. That's too bad about Birdhouse. Did you buy the program Birdhouse? If you've had troubles, email me. It is a Windows NT/2000/XP program only. It's not available for 9X or ME. It's easy to install and configure and I thought the help manual was excellent. But DriveCrypt Plus Pack is, I think, one of the best security products to come out in a long, long time - and worth every penney even at the full price.

    If you're wondering what it is, here is a link:

    http://www.drivecrypt.com/dcplus.html

    Here's the FAQ:
    http://www.drivecrypt.com/faq_dcpp.html

    If you don't have DriveCrypt, they finally worked their bugs out and it has run perfectly for me and is my exclusive encryption program (dumped BestCrypt). Using it WITH Plus Pack, which is a stand alone program, your system is probably as impenetrable as it can get.

    Hope all is well with everyone,
    John
    "Luv2BSecure"
     
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    Hey John, nice to see ya! how have you been? Oops, I don't mean to hyjack this thread!
     
  16. Checkout

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    L2BS! It's been really quiet here without you! Glad to see your phosphors again!
     
  17. Birdhouse

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    I did receive a email from them last night after I asked them about the latest version. They responded in a few minutes telling me the latest version was 1.0c. I was running 1.0a. They indicated it should solve my problems I was having. They don't offer demo or trials so the only way to try is to purchase it.
     
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