Lavasoft Digital Lock

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Escalader, Sep 29, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Posts:
    3,710
    Location:
    Land of the Mooses
    Hello Privacy Members!

    Got this ad from Lavasoft. Has anybody tried it got a feel for it's + and -'s?

    http://www.lavasoft.com/products/lavasoft_digital_lock.php


    I may give it a whirl, but I don't want to have it crash my other proven tools.:doubt:


    I got so curious I down loaded the 30 day free trial, so far it seems to do exactly what it says it does.

    I have tested encrypt and unencrypting an excel, a word file, a pdf and one jpg. All worked perfect.

    You can drag and drop multiple files and types into a window ( I did 5) and encrypt them on one operation using the same password. It leaves them back in their original folders. You can shred the original, or keep it your choice.

    More testing later if anybody is interested.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2007
  2. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Posts:
    3,710
    Location:
    Land of the Mooses
    This tool actually seems to work without assuming users are systems programmers! I'll no doubt run into something I don't like but for now I'll show you guys and gals some of their screen shots.
     

    Attached Files:

  3. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Posts:
    3,710
    Location:
    Land of the Mooses
    Lavasoft Digital Lock Protect Whole Folder in one click!

    Hello:

    This tool keeps surprising me with it's power and simplicity.

    I have tested encrypt and unencrypting an excel, a word file, a pdf and one jpg. All worked perfectly.

    Now I did a small experiment. I put a single file in a new folder under My Documents and encrypted it inside the folder. Then I encrypted the folder it self which I had 2 extra files in it.

    Result, all files now encrypted and the 1st one was now double encrypted.
    That one had to unencrypted twice. There is no obvious limit to this!

    If your private files are all in one folder you could protect all in one simple step! For real extra security, you could have different psw for each encryption.
     
  4. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,633
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    How else are they going to be able to compensate for the poor returns from the now useless Ad-Aware SE.

    Think about it. Some lucky souls will shell out the 29.00 USD for it.

    Personally, TrueCrypt is good enough for me and it's FREE! And there are many others too. Plus you don't have to gamble with a company whose products HAVE proven to destroy normal PC operations as well as serve only as a cookie finder whereas the claim is that it can remove malware?

    Nope. SAS remains the best. Lavasoft now has ventured into the firewall business and then this. Once bitten twice shy, they'll rely on newcomers and the gullible to swallow their latest bait, not the well informed & experienced.
     
  5. chaos16

    chaos16 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Posts:
    1,004
    what is this program for?


    is it to have some files password protected?
     
  6. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Posts:
    3,710
    Location:
    Land of the Mooses
    Hello Easter:

    Hmm you are making me think again! Good!

    I'm talking in this thread about the Digital Lock only, the free one.

    Would you be willing to work with me here or on a new thread if preferred by the moderators to compare encrypt and un-encryption tools on a function by function basis? :doubt:

    1. TrueCrypt
    2. AxCrypt
    3. Digital Lock
    4. Other (to be determined)

    Take it easy
     
  7. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Posts:
    3,710
    Location:
    Land of the Mooses
    It is for encrypting your private files on a PC

    FYI, have a look at :

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1086579&postcount=1


    The short answer is NO. It forces the user to set a password to open any file that they have chosen to encrypt. But putting psw's on files is not it's main function.

    There are 2 world view on encryption that I know ( there maybe more:doubt:

    1. Do it on a file by file basis this tool is a family member
    2. Do it on a whole drive basis, this covers data and programs.

    Hope this helps you
     
  8. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Posts:
    11,271
    As always that is this forums preference in order to stay on topic to the thread starters initial intentions. Any discussion on comparisons of "encrypt and un-encryption tools on a function by function basis" would then be off topic and best discussed in a separate thread.

    Bubba
     
  9. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Posts:
    3,710
    Location:
    Land of the Mooses
    Agreed!

    I hope Easter will reply perhaps by PM so as not to clutter up the thread.
     
  10. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    2,275
    Location:
    Here, There and Everywhere
    It's okay. But does it do what it says it does? That's always a problem with closed-source products. The UI is nice, but really no easier than the file encryption tool "AxCrypt" which is free and open-source. Nice design, though.

    ON EDIT: I would not recommend this application. It is $29.95 PER YEAR! For an encryption tool, that's ridiculous.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2007
  11. n8chavez

    n8chavez Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2003
    Posts:
    2,304
    Location:
    Location Unknown
    That is a bit nuts. I have always used Blowfish Advanced CS and I have never had any issues with it, nor have aI encountered anything it could do that I needed it to.
     
  12. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Posts:
    5,633
    Location:
    U.S.A. (South)
    These last two replies bullseye exactly on the gist of my post.

    BUT, with mutual courtesy in respect for Bubba's keeping OT, no, i have nothing to share with regard to L's Digital Lock nor any desire to pay for an encryption program when many others are better and free. That would be, of course, self-defeating nonsense on my part.

    However, it might just be interesting to discover what exactly makes it worth some real attention.
     
  13. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Posts:
    3,710
    Location:
    Land of the Mooses
    Hello:

    Just a warning note based on a glitch I created my self.

    I use Quicken which I forgot encrypts it's own proprietary files!

    I then blightly used the digital lock software and encrypted the encrypted.

    (you can see this coming:D )

    When I decrypted the quicken file I wanted it was no longer working!

    What I did next was revert to a quicken backup file and carried on.

    No point is adding more to this post, this was bad enough.
    As cartoon pogo said, "... I looked in the mirror and I has seen the enemy"
     
  14. datadata

    datadata Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Posts:
    14
    hello

    Does this hide and locks folders & files too !

    TrueCrypt doesnt do that, anyone could delete my files, i cant seem to find a good program.

    Folder guard doesn't recommend safemode option

    hide folders XP doesn't help when logging to sys from a floppy

    free hide folder, pfff

    Folder lock, buggy !

    Anything else ?
     
  15. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    2,275
    Location:
    Here, There and Everywhere
    If you don't encrypt a device or partition with Truecrypt, yes I suppose someone could delete your container. So, why not just put the container someplace where nobody would see it? You don't need to actually "hide" a folder to do that. Just bury it in a sub-sub-sub-directory of some innocuous looking folder, and have a backup on a DVD or something.
     
  16. datadata

    datadata Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Posts:
    14
    yes i could, but if you are like me trying to hide 500MB or so then it could be easily found using windows search or noticed using folder size !

    Not finding a program out there to do this makes me puzzled, is this too hard to do in this computer era !
     
  17. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    2,275
    Location:
    Here, There and Everywhere
    If you're trying to hide something from a pro (I thought just nosy family or something) then why not just create a 500MB partition on your drive and use Truecrypt? A pro will easily get around any kind of folder 'hiding' software.
     
  18. datadata

    datadata Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Posts:
    14
    They are my family and they really dig in *puppy*

    Do you mean that using what you said will prevent it from being deleted ?

    I read some of TrueCrypt help but nothing mentioned hiding the outer thing, a hidden volume needs an unhidden volume to hide it in ?! o_O
     
  19. LockBox

    LockBox Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2004
    Posts:
    2,275
    Location:
    Here, There and Everywhere
    Truecrypt allows for OTFE encryption for containers OR for partitions and devices. A partition would mean it encrypts a portion of the drive and is not container-based. Device partition allows it to encrypt an entire device, such as an entire hard drive (not where the OS resides) and - even batter - an entire external hard drive.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.