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does anyone here use encryption software?


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ninaperez

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I got a new laptop and I am afraid of losing it, or it getting jacked. I want some kind of hard drive encryption so that if that does happen to jack it, they canít get my data. If not prevent them, at least make it so difficult that they will hopefully just reformat the drives Ė which would delete the data.

I found this review in PC Mag about Zonealarmís Datalock data encryption program:
http://www.pcmag.com...,2371748,00.asp

It says that Datalocks support is the main feature, that just call them and they can help you out.

Do other data encryption programs offer this level of support?

It seems that Datalock is easy to use, are other programs harder to use?

Can you get locked out of Windows 7 encyrption?

I would be so grateful for some good feedback..
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devper94

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http://www.truecrypt.org/
High-grade encryption program with support for full disk encryption.
It is nearly guaranteed that even the government won't be able to break the encryption for at least 50 to 100 years. By then there would be even stronger encryption programs, and your laptop would have been transformed into rust :D
It's free, AND open-source. It has a detailed but user-friendly manual, and the encryption process is straightforward.

Edited by devper94, 04 February 2011 - 09:37 AM.

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DaffyKantReed

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For software disk encryption, I'd have to agree with the TrueCrypt recommendation.

Samsung and OCZ offer AES hardware encryption on several SSDs, which is faster than software.

http://www.ocztechno...ii-2-5-ssd.html

http://www.samsung.c...do?news_id=1210
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In addition to the above recommendations, if you have Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise you already have a very robust encryption method called bitlocker. If not, you can upgrade using anytime upgrade.

It is nearly guaranteed that even the government won't be able to break the encryption for at least 50 to 100 years.

That's simply not true. There is probably no modern encryption method that will last 50 years. If you think you can hide stuff from governments, even at this time, I suggest you do a little research on the NSA.
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We currently run WinMagic Full Disk Encryption software here at my work. I would highly recommend it.
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