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Articsoft FileAssurity OpenPGP review

By jobeard
Jul 7, 2006
  1. An OpenPGP solution from Articsoft is very effective in protecting critical or personal data on your laptop
    (or any environment where you wish to control access to the data).

    The full function product is the FileAssurity OpenPGP which is fully integrated to
    your desktop. Once logged-in with your security pass-phrase, you get access
    to encrypt/decrypt right from your right-click menu on the specific file
    (see attached).

    I have the product (not associated with Articsoft) and encourage you to
    consider it for yourself.

    the technical spec is here

    Jeff Beard (ts: jobeard)
     

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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 13,474   +329

    btw: MS filesystem encryption is evil

    Forgot to mention, you might be tempted to use the MS filesystem encryption.
    I highly recommend you count to ten and rethink that choice.

    WHY? MS Filesystem encryption is tightly integrated with your login password
    as part of the pass phrase mechanics. This means if you change your password
    (which should be done frequently), you can decrypt any files already protected. :blackeye:

    You might be able to create a Recovery Agent

    In addition, the feature is found only on XP Pro/2000.
     
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 1,060

    Thanks a lot, that is the type of program I was looking for:)

    Regards,

    Korrupt
     
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,593   +352

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