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Posted: 6/23/2002 9:38:41 PM EDT
How is this done? I already tried to do it through properties but that doesnt seem to work. Is there anyway to restrict access to files with a password challenge everytime access is attempted?
Link Posted: 6/23/2002 9:40:28 PM EDT
You neglected to mention which version of Windows. In Windows 95, 98, and ME, there is NO security whatsoever in the Operating System. In Windows NT, 2000, and XP, you can set permissions via the Properties tab.
Link Posted: 6/23/2002 9:41:48 PM EDT
Locking down the porn, huh? Can't do this without an NT based system. (NT, 2000.) And even then, access would be based on whoever was logged in at the time. Your best bet is to find a 3rd party program. PGP desktop security has a utility to create an encrypted file that will emulate as a HD, which requires a password to access.
Link Posted: 6/23/2002 9:43:25 PM EDT
all you need to know is Contol Alt Delete!
Link Posted: 6/23/2002 10:13:30 PM EDT
The WINZIP compression program has an optional rudimentary password system, where the program will not un/de-compress a file until the correct password is supplied. This system is not up to NSA security standards but it is great at preventing casual prying eyes. [url]http://www.winzip.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:04:01 PM EDT
Oh yeah im on 98. Thanks for the replies guys. And yes locking down the porn is the goal, Dont want the kiddies getting into it. Is there any crypto software out there that is up to NSA standards? Any Freeware?
Link Posted: 6/24/2002 9:05:53 PM EDT
LOL I just realized that I wrote a post containing the words porn, kiddies, crypto, and NSA! The red flags must be flying high!![stick]
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 4:45:41 AM EDT
Shhhh.... Don't tell anyone else, but.... SafeHouse is a product that creates a volume that can be encrypted and they have a free trial version at [url]http://www.pcdynamics.com/SafeHouse/[/url]. I tested and implemented this, on a very small scale, where I work. It has one possibly bad drawback though. There are also lots free products here [url]http://www.webattack.com/Freeware/security/fwencrypt.shtml[/url], but I haven't tested/tried any of them. ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 6/25/2002 12:12:19 PM EDT
Even with NT or 2000 you need to be using NTFS instead of FAT32 to have the file security features.
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