Re: File encryption?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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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