Re: [NTB] File encryption?
- Ahhh - Encryption. Might I suggest two things:
GNU Privacy Guard
OpenPGP encryption - http://www.gnupg.org/
Open Source disk/volume encryption -
I use both. GnuPG (gpg) is a command line product,
but there are several GUI front ends for Windows. I
like the CLI, but GUI may be for you... And if you
use ThunderBird, it has a plug-in (Enigmail) that
provides key management features as well as e-mail
encryption with other PGP users.
I won't suggest anything else, because PGP is as
secure as it gets assuming you go with RSA keys
--- Pete <pgk@...> wrote:
> I have been a long-time user of NoteTab Pro. I am
> currently using it
> to keep a personal journal and was wondering if
> there is a way to
> encrypt NTP files. I can't find anything in the help
> file about
> encryption, so I am assuming that is not a built-in
> function. Perhaps
> there is an add-on or even an easy to use utility
> that will do this
> for me? Thanks for any advice.
- Pete wrote:
> I have been a long-time user of NoteTab Pro. I am currently using itPete,
> to keep a personal journal and was wondering if there is a way to
> encrypt NTP files. I can't find anything in the help file about
> encryption, so I am assuming that is not a built-in function. Perhaps
> there is an add-on or even an easy to use utility that will do this
> for me? Thanks for any advice.
For any testing you may want to do make a spare copy of your journal in
case of accidents. Its been a while since I've tried these but they
should work OK.
Some encryption capability is built-in, it depends how secure you want
the journal. If you want to guard it at all costs PGP or another of the
advanced encryptions is what you want.
If you just want to make it extremely inconvenient for anyone to view
your journal, NoteTab should handle that for you, with the help of a
clip or 2.
Check the following functions in NoteTab Help, they may give you an idea
of the direction to take.
^$StrEncrypt("Text";[Key])$ (added in v4.84)
^$StrDecrypt("Text";[Key])$ (added in v4.84)
^$StrUUDecode("Str")$ (added in v4.84)
^$StrUUEncode("Str")$ (added in v4.84)
^!FileScramble "InputName"[ "OutputName"[ "Key"]] (added in v4.84)
I've included 2 'short' clips that may help demonstrate NoteTabs
The UUe clip will instruct you to select and copy target text to the
clipboard, then copy the selected text to a new file and encrypt using
the UUENCODE method.
The UUd clip will decode the encrypted text/file to original form. These
probably won't be perfectly suited to you needs, they may need
considerable editing to use as you wish, but, they will give you an idea
of how to do this job using only NoteTab.
^!StatusShow Select, Copy Text To uuEN-CODE!!
^!IfTrue ^$IsEmpty(^$GetClipboard$)$ Skip_-1
^!Find "begin 600" IBS
^!Replace ^begin 600.*\n >> begin 600\s\n RS
^!Find ^end\n IRS
^!Replace "^%ct%" >> "^" HSA
^!Menu Modify/E-Mail/UnQuote Text
hrs > hsavage@...
- Hi Pete,
Have you examined any of the six clips in the "Utilities" clipbook which ships
with NTPro? As was already suggested, the protection these clips provide may
not be uncrackable, but they should make decryption very inconvenient for
- --- In email@example.com, "Pete" <pgk@a...> wrote:
> if there is a way to encrypt NTP files.The most convienant and reliable way of encrypting text files is using
PGP or truecrypt to create encrypted volumes. I use PGP, truecrypt is
supposed to do the same thing, but is freeware.
With PGP I simply create a PGPdisk. This disk can be any size you
want, 100k, 1meg, 4gig, whatever you think you need. It is created as
a file on your harddrive. Double click that file and it asks you for
the passphrase, then mounts the file just like it was a hard drive
attached to your computer. From that point on you can access all of
the files you stored on that drive just like they were normal
unencrypted files. If you set up the disk to mount as drive J (for
journal) then all of your files would just be normal files on drive J.
(J:\journal-01.txt etc). You can access them with Notetab, or any
BUT, as soon as you unmount the drive (or shut down your system, or
even just walk away for 10 minutes if you set it up that way), the
drive becomes unavailable. No one without the passphrase can re-mount
the hard drive or unencrypt it.
This makes the encryption process invisible to Notetab and the user
doesn't have to worry about remembering to re-encrypt the file when
they are done with it.
Of course, if you are REALLY worried about someone getting any part of
your journal, you will also need to make certain your swap file gets
wiped. If windows swapped NoteTab out of memory in order to make room
for some other program to run, parts of your journal MIGHT still be on
the hard drive in the swap file. It would be hard to get to, and will
, in all likelyhood, get overwritten soon. BUT, if you are being
paranoid, try out the program Eraser (http://www.tolvanen.com/eraser/)
It has an option to turn on the built in functionality in Windows XP
and 2000 to wipe the swap file every time windows shuts down.
- Hi Ray and Others interested,
>Have you examined any of the six clips in the "Utilities"That may be true, although to the best of my knowledge, NoteTab
>clipbook which ships with NTPro? As was already suggested, the
>protection these clips provide may not be uncrackable, but they
>should make decryption very inconvenient for unauthorized
will do it with the best encryption available (if selected) and
you can always zip it up and password protect it. Furthermore,
nothing is going to keep the best hackers out of it! Everything
can be cracked! You can always encrypt and password protect in a
zip to floppy, mem stick, etc. and that is just in case if you
forget to take the floppy, mem stick, zip disk, etc. out of the
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