Password Protection Application

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Leevoy, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    Well happy New Year!! Sure you've heard it a few times, but that is my 10 pence worth.

    O.K. Looking for an application that is freeware, no trials or has to be registered. I have a folder on my desktop which has my Id's I use at various sites around the web.

    I tried password protecting it so that when I clicked it to open I had to type a PW but it won't do it unless other accounts are on PC, which there are not any others.

    I have XP Pro. Sp1a.

    So anyone one know of a small application that has the credentials above, so when I click it it asks for PW?

    Thanks to ne replies:)
     
  2. PseudoKiller

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    Encrypt the folder ...
     
  3. LeeJend

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  4. PseudoKiller

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    hes running XP pro... doesnt take much to convert to ntfs if hes not running it already and this way theres no need for a third party app.
     
  5. Bronx Bomber

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    Well, whatever he gets, there is no perfect security program. Nothing is secure, its just a matter of time.
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I agree that you should convert to NTFS, but if you don't, you might try SafeHouse. I believe it's free as long as you don't want to personalize your password (it gives you a certain amount of preset passwords to choose from).

    http://www.pcdynamics.com/SafeHouse/
     
  7. manokent63

    manokent63 OSNN Junior Addict

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    The new zone alarm pro has an ID Lock feature which prevents your identity, passwords, credit card details etc etc being revealed without your consent.

    ID Lock guards your personal information keeping it safe from hackers and identity thieves. All information is placed in the zone alarm vault.

    Every time you or someone else using your computer enters personal information into an e-mail message or Web form-such as your credit card number, address, or social security number- it is possible that the information could be stolen. To help prevent that from happening, the ID Lock ensures that your personal information is only sent to sites you trust.

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/home.jsp
     
  8. jkipk

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    You can password protect a compressed (zip) folder in XP. Just zip the folder (remember to delete the orig.) and from My Computer dbl click on the zip and choose File>Add A Password. Hope this helps.

    kip
     
  9. Enyo

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    I've talked about alot of the applications you can use for file encryption before in the Security section.

    What level of security you go for is dependent on the type of data you need to protect.

    http://www.ntfs.org/forum/showthread.php?postid=382322#post382322

    The above thread links to some "proper" tools for data encryption many of which are free.

    EFS is also a nice way to go in some circumstances but its security is weakened by the fact if an attacker has local access to the system the password is easily breakable and therefore your files are easily accessible.
     
  10. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    Thanks for the replies, btw I use ntfs.;)
     
  11. cryogenic

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    http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/ Try that... it's a file/folder encryptor.. The problem using EFS is that if he only has one username on the computer, it does him no good because the "owner" of that particular file or folder has access to it at all times.. EFS only prevents other users from accessing your files. Hence, if everyone shares 1 username, everyone is going to have access :)