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Entries from October 2008

Encrypting a USB Key using TrueCrypt

October 26th, 2008 by James · 33 Comments

If you are a healthcare professional you have a duty to maintain the security of patient identifiable data. Within your job you sometimes need to use a USB key to transfer lists or letters between computers. If you lose your un-encrypted USB key with patient identifiable data then it may deemed negligent and you may […]

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How to encrypt ZIP files securely using 7Zip

October 18th, 2008 by James · 29 Comments

Windows has had built in zip file support with encryption since Windows XP, unfortunately the quality of this encryption is poor as evidenced by the number of commercial programmes available to crack it. Winzip, WinRAR are trialware commercial programs that offer secure AES encryption to your compressed files but cost between 23 and 30 Euros […]

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