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Old 30. Oct 2015, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Encrypted Self Destructing folder

I'm trying to find a program that will encrypt a folder on my Windows PC and if too many attempts to crack the code are made, the folder and it's contents will be scrubbed. Does anyone know of such a program?
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Old 31. Oct 2015, 08:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've never used it but LAlarm might be an option.

The other free tools I've seen work on USB drives.
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They can create a copy before trying to crack it.
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They shouldn't be able to if it is protected.
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If the hacker has physical access to a standard mass storage device (hard disk drive, USB drive, optical disk) then there is no easy way to stop them accessing/duplicating any of the encrypted data on it. You can slow them down which is essentially what encryption does.

You should understand Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, e.g. at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIPS_140-2. It specifies four levels of security for encrypted systems. What you want sounds like level 2, 3 or 4 which is serious stuff.

Windows has BitLocker which can provide level 1 protection:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

Here's an example of an encrypting drive to meet level 2:
http://www.seagate.com/au/en/tech-in...ogy-master-ti/
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I don't see why people think self-destruction is such a good idea. Not only is it ineffective against hackers (unless the entire device protected by non-wipable firmware or something), and unnecessary with good encryption + password (which will take longer than your lifetime to crack), but anyone (including yourself on say a drunken night) can potentially ruin your data without even physically prying open the computer.
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