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Monday, August 22, 2011

Encrypt Individual Files and Folders Using AxCrypt

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August 15, 2011 by TheGift73
How to install and use AxCrypt which was written by the very talented Svante Seleborg to encrypt individual files or folders. This is not meant to be an in-depth tutorial, but a basic understanding of how a user can securely encrypt their files or folders. There are no backdoors to this program, so make sure you backup your data regularly so that should you encrypt a file and forget the password and/or loose the Key-File you are covered.
If you use Dropbox or have other ways of synchronising your data to other computers/devices, then encrypting them first with something like AxCrypt would be a wise idea.
AxCrypt uses 128bit encryption as standard, but if you truly want to use the full 128bit encryption’s strength, then you should also use a Key-File with your encryption.
Cryptographic primitives are AES-128 and SHA-1. AxCrypt does not secure your entire computer, nor does it posses this functionality. If you wish to encrypt your computer fully, (full disk encryption) then please follow our Truecrypt tutorial here. AxCrypt includes an inbuilt file shredder and can encrypt files that are larger than 4GB.

1 comment: said...

Interesting post and thanks for sharing. Some things in here I have not thought about
before.Thanks for making such a cool post which is really very well written.
will be referring a lot of friends about this.Keep blogging.