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Sunday, November 27, 2016

How to secure files in your PC - ccrypt

Many students and teachers are still unaware that files on one's computer are not secure! Even though you save it on an extra hard disk, it’s still not safe. Some teachers still use the email program to discuss exams and other sensitive material!

Today we’re providing a very small program which can lock files from intruders! One can set his mind at rest that if the worst happens (eg laptop is stolen or pc is hacked), one cannot read his files! They are still secure.

Ccrypt is a utility for encrypting and decrypting files and streams. It was designed as a replacement for the standard unix crypt utility, which is notorious for using a very weak encryption algorithm. ccrypt is based on the Rijndael block cipher, a version of which is also used in the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, see This cipher is believed to provide very strong security.

The program could be used in windows, mac, solaris, android, linux, FreeBSD etc….If one needs help for installation and/or use of program, one can visit several sites down below:

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