Discussion in 'Other Ghost Security Software' started by Rilla927, Jul 1, 2005.
I know you encrypt and decrypt files, but, what types of files etc would you use this tool for?
whatever is important for you and you don't want to share them
I have read articles where folks use will use an encrpytion method to stop Trojans, Worms, Spyware etc, from modifying there files. Is that a goog idea?
no I don't think so. encrypting is only for passwords and stuff (important files, documents,...) that no one else may see. (login accounts of bank,...)
it's a more specialized area in Internet Security. Which takes tons of time to understand it. Try it, maybe you'll like it.
and for completeness sakes, if you encrypt a document then this documents will be safe from trojans
Well I think we all have secrets and it kinda depends whether there good secrets or bad but either way I can think of a few things this will be useful for. Some are a bit funny.
My brothers wife would never have been caught cheating on her husband if she and her lover had used some encrypton on their messages. I'm not sure if he would have been able to log passwords with his keylogger. I guess you need a clean machine first.
Maybe you have some pics of your dream motorcycle. Secure em so the wife doesn't know what hit her when you pull into the driveway.
Same with in-housenetwork emails. Remember when Bill Gates had to turn over his emails its becasue all that stuff was stored forever and text based that his own business wasn't his own.
How bout the office manager stealing your work and claiming it for his own. Properly encrypted you might protect it from him. If he's real sneaky he can dive right into your drive. Let him eat cake.
How bout documentation on your crooked boss. Sounds a bit rude but keep records of all those shady deals and practices. You might need it someday for unemployment or employer lawsuits whistleblower stuff etc.
How bout business plans. Even if another company gets a trojan into your system, your plans to introduce the superwidget on such and such a date are secure and leave you with an element of surprise that turns the edge on your profit margins for the year.
The military has used encryption for decades to keep the element of surprise. Its as valuble in business as it is in the military. and so it is in politics. If you do any political planning you might protect how your moneys spread so the enemy can't counter you. All your plans and private secrets can and will be used against you.
and so it goes any more idea?
Tuggboat - Very nice list.
Concerning Rilla927's question, I think the best answer is one should use Cryptosuite for everything on your PC that you don't want the Public in general to see. Very few (if any) computers connected to the internet are completely secure from being hacked, no matter how much security you've built in. And with Identity Theft being what it is these days, I use this tool a lot.
It makes it a little more time-consuming to access encrypted files, but since I have an always-on connection to the net, it helps me sleep very good at night.
Good analogy Tugboat, Dazed and Confused! Very good. What happens if you encrypt something and forget the password? Is it recoverable?
Thank you guys!
Maybe with help from NSA computers. But no, not really.
I wonder how long it would take the NSA to crack a cryptosuite file...
I think the actual encyption would takes decades, maybe centuries to break if its implemented properly. It should be real real tuff. I don't know really but they'd probably crack your password first. The password has to be like 40 mixed characters to equal the encryption of the file so they'd go their first.
If it was the same password you used in your windows accounts and they had access to that file they could crack most of those in about three minutes (because of a Microsoft oversight?) on our computers, two days max. After they get them they try the same ones on your cryptosuite files. So all the work could be theirs before the first cigarette went out.
They could do it even quicker if your password is taped under your keyboard. LOL ROFL. Excuse my attempt at humor but any encryption is only as strong as the password if you get my drift. probably much stronger. Even network administrators have access to your windows passwords for a price. Don't use em
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