File Vault\ e mail security

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by snowman, Apr 30, 2002.

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  1. snowman

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            File Vault - Self Extracting/Decrypting File System (freeware)
    File Vault - Places a number of user selected files in a single self extracting / self decrypting executable file called a File Vault. A File Vault can be sent easily to anyone over the internet and only accessed with your password. The recipient of a File Vault does not have to have any special software installed to decrypt or access a file vault. Each File Vault is totally self contained. This makes for easy attaching, receiving and general use. The File Vault allows you to open the vault, access the files, then close the vault which performs a secure wipe of the files from the disk surface. FILE VAULT USES THE BLOWFISH ALGORITHM.

    File Vault allows you to open the vault, access the files, then close the vault which performs a secure wipe of the files from the disk surface. In an encrypted file vault, filename information is encrypted too, so if someone examines the vault with a disk editor, no information on contents is available other than the optional description line entered during creation. File Vault also has a simple system to facilitate Secure Email.

    Great for "Your Eyes


                            http://www.xint.com/




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  2. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

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    Regrettably, it was an abject failure on my copy of XP Home - I don't think this program understands NTFS.  "Path not found" was all it kept spewing out.
     
  3. javacool

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    That would be my guess too, given the error message you got.

    It would be interesting to see if this worked with someone who's XP system still uses FAT32. (Although, I don't know many who are concerned about security that still use FAT32...)

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  4. snowman

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                Sorry guys...I checked the website but it does not show the os requirements.    This seems to be a fairly decent program for someone not into encryption but wants to have a more secure e mail.   IMO you folks would be the better judges.

              just found this at the same website:

    Parisien Voice Encryption (PVE) (freeware)
    PVE allows you to create and listen to .wav files using a simple player/recorder UI. Files can then be encrypted using the same powerful Blowfish algorithm used by File Vault and VGP. Blowfish is a 64-bit/8 byte block encryption algorithm, with a variable length key up to 448 bits

    Great for email, simply attach encrypted audio files to email...

     
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        if file vault did not work on XP its doubtful that the above program would either.         encrypted wav files..now thats a new one on me   LOL



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  5. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Me too.  :D

    IMHO, If encrypting voice for sending over e-mail, it would be a better idea to use a MUCH more compressed format, like MP3 or WMA.

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  6. snowman

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                 I just noticed that file vault can not be downloaded just by itself.......


         *(Includes: File Vault, PFE, PVE, Disk Wipe, File Wipe and VGP) *


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  7. snowman

    snowman Guest

            JAVA

            when it comes to e mail I am one very super stupid individual    LOL.....I have no idea how to send an attachment.....me and e mail are not on friendly terms..we avoid each other by great length.   LOL


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