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« on: October 31, 2004, 10:45:39 AM »

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Hi everyone, would just like to pose a question. I deal with a lot of sensitive company information at my workplace and often have it installed on my laptop so as i can work through problems on their data. Now, i have heard alot of people talk about the recycle bin and how it doesnt necessarily delete items that you delete... how easy would it be for anyone who stole my laptop to get this sort of info from my hard disk? Can any of you recommend anything that could encrypt files or delete them for good? much appreciated

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2004, 09:48:49 PM »

sorry if i put this in the wrong forum first... cheers
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2004, 01:12:23 AM »

XP can encrypt the files itself. But only XP at that.
How easy is it for someone to get the data back? Even if you reformat 45 times, the data can still be gotten back. Unless you overwrite the freed space with new data, there is no fool-proof way of protecting it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2004, 11:23:35 PM »

Having said that... http://www.briggsoft.com/dsnoop.htm is what you are after. It's not free, but it gives you 25 scans.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2004, 01:36:03 PM »

Only XP Pro can encrypt and it's a very dangerous process.
If you don't keep a copy of the password and key, which is often stored on a floppy, you could lose everything in the event of a hard drive failure. Here'a a site with quite good tutorial.
http://www.compulink.co.uk/~davedorn/computing/windows/xpencrypt1.htm
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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2004, 01:04:57 AM »

A simplier way to protect your deleted files would be to fill all the free space on your hard drive with **** files that you wouldn't care if someone got to. Then delete those files and repeat. The US DoD does this 7 times to protect their deleted files. Or if you're up for paying $50 USD http://www.cyberscrub.com/ is what you need.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2004, 12:34:29 AM »

ok thanks... so in short it short of is possible but not advised. I will look into the links you posted thanks guys.
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