Password protect files?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by medea, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. medea macrumors 68030

    medea

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    #1
    I've seen a few apps that offer a password protect for files but the apps also hide the file at the same time,
    does anyone know how or what app will allow you to just password protect individual files without hiding them?
    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Personally, I prefer encrypted disk images. That way you've got a protected "vault" of files.

    Other than that, I don't know. :)
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think you can like Rower said, just use a disk image, the AES-128bit encryption is damn near impossible to get into . Thats your best bet.
     
  4. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Would a program like Crypt work? I haven't used it in a while, but as I recall, it just makes an encrypted file of whatever you want password-protected, and the only way to open it is by typing in a password that you decide when you encrypt the file.
     
  5. medea thread starter macrumors 68030

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  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    M$ products that offer password protection can easly have the passwords found with easy to use bruteforce programs. Most people won't try this, but emploiers might. Best to encrypt with an external application.
     

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