Apr 012008
 


Gpg4win is a GNU Privacy Guard installer package for Windows 2000,XP,2003 and Vista for EMail and file encryption. Both relevant cryptography standards are supported, OpenPGP and S/MIME (the latter is in progress and currently works with GnuPG2 and Claws Mail).

The following are the software modules included in the Gpg4win software:

GnuPG: The core encryption tool
WinPT: A key manager and helper for various encryption matters
GPA: Another key manager, tasts are simply different
GPGol: A plugin for Microsoft Outlook 2003 (email encryption)
GPGee: A plugin for Microsoft Explorer (file encryption)
Claws Mail: A complete email program including the plugin for GnuPG

You can choose to exclude the optional programs included in the package.

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Feb 192008
 

While wandering along the Internet, I came across this great Disk Encryption tool called TrueCrypt. TrueCrypt is a free Open-Source Disk Encryption Tool that is very easy to use and offers advanced options to protect and secure your data while you save it on the hard disk.

TrueCrypt creates an Encrypted Disk (a volume would be appropriate) in a single file. This will will look and behave very much like any other file (like copy to a new location) and the integrity of the data stored into it is still very good. However, when you mount the volume, TrueCrypt mounts it as a NTFS/FAT32 drive with a drive letter making it look like a seperate disk or partition. Even when the volume is mounted, the files are still encrypted as they are in the memory.

TrueCrypt can work on Windows, Linux and MacOS.

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Jan 192008
 


A key security feature of the Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista, Encrypting File System is useful for user-level file and folder encryption. For example, if two users are sharing a computer, an administrator can use Encrypting File System to encrypt each user’s data to make it unavailable to the other user. For network file and folder encryption, Windows Vista enhances Encrypting File System management by enabling administrators to store Encrypting File System keys on smart cards.

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