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Using Encryption Tools

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In the digital world, encryption is considered the best security technology available to protect confidential data. Of course, there are other technologies that can implement to safeguard our data like (Data Hiding techniques) but encryption is the one that everyday computer users should know about.

Encryption is simply works by scrambling data so it is unreadable by unintended parties. In this section we are going to demonstrate the usage of different security tools for encrypting sensitive data under Windows OS.

 

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AxCrypt

Encrypt files and folder using AxCrypt Program AxCrypt is a lightweight free encryption utility for windows OS, it integrates smoothly with windows explorer and appears in the context right menu click. The following lines will describe how to install and use AxCrypt. Download AxCrypt from here http://www.axantum.com/axcrypt/Downloads.html, save the executable on your disk. Update ( …

FreeOTFE

The ultimate guide for Encrypting files & folders using FreeOTFE program In this tutorial, we are going to explain how to install and configure FreeOTFE on a local machine, in order to use this program on removable media (flash memory) check our part two article on this issue, however, we still recommend reading this tutorial …

Gpg4win

Encrypting Email Communications Using GpG4win – A beginner Guide (Part 1) This Guide has been published on hakin9.org Info-Sec Magazine issue number 5 / 2014 , you can check it here: https://hakin9.org/hybrid-analysis/         In this guide, I am going to describe how to install and use GpG4win encryption software. First, we will …

TrueCrypt

  TrueCrypt is software for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data is automatically encrypted right before it is saved and decrypted right after it is loaded, without any user intervention. No data stored on an encrypted volume can be read (decrypted) without using the correct password/keyfile(s) or …

Windows BitLocker

Encrypt system partition or pen drive using BitLocker under Windows 7 A new feature in windows beginning from Windows 7 OS, the ‘BitLocker To Go’ Drive Encryption helps protect sensitive data from being accessed by unauthorized users, this standard utility allow us to encrypt our sensitive data on removable media without using any additional software, …