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How to lock Skype and encrypt Skype profile folder

Today Skype offers cool features like chatting, file sharing, video calls and even calls to landlines. However your instant message history, contacts list, phone numbers etc, are stored in an open form. Anyone who is using your PC could read this information with special tool. Also children are exposed to on-line dangers such as bullying, viruses and obscene material.

Here is the solution on how to lock your Skype application from Kids and encrypt your Skype profile folder with your IM history and other private data. This solution is also applied for such applications like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.


So why do you need to lock Skype Application?

Your Skype profile contains a lot of confidential data like contact list, IM-history, calls history etc. This data  is not encrypted by default. It means anyone who uses your PC can use this information easily. If you have one computer to use for all 5 members of your family or live with a roommate then you’d probably like to have a higher level of privacy for you Skype chat logs, received files and many other.

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How to password protect Google Chrome profile with encryption

Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers for Windows. However it doesn’t have a master password feature. It means all of your passwords, credit card number, web logins are open for anybody who uses your PC.
Here you will find out how to protect your Google Chrome profile including history  with a master password and strong encryption. This solution is also applied for Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Skype.

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Safe and transparent protection of all private data on the USB drive with no backdoor.

Do not underestimate security of your data. Thefts of data and entire computers are a daily matter. Both individuals and enterprises lose top secret financial data and for some it costs reputation. In the light of the latest news on FBI wanting to require all encrypted communications systems to have back doors really undermines the right for privacy. Lately the Privacy and Security issues are very much talked about and taken in consideration.

No backdoor

Recently we’ve been asked if our encryption software Rohos Mini Drive (freeware) and Rohos Disk Encryption (shareware) have backdoors. Our answer is No. Rohos team claim its encryption programs have no backdoors. So you can sleep safe and sound knowing that nobody will be able to access your encrypted personal data unless you give them the password.

Also we have been asked how we could prove it. The only way to prove it would be to open the source code which we will do, but later and only for our utility Rohos Mini Drive Portable.

Rohos Mini Drive is totally free for the home user and it is the best free encryption security tool that uses NIST approved encryption standard. In other words it has all a home user needs to achieve a good level of computer data privacy.

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Rohos Mini and Rohos Disk v.1.8. Keep folders hidden!

(updated February 10, 2011)

You share your computer with somebody but would rather keep your data private??? It’s not always possible. Using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Skype??? Well, for an experienced user it’s a piece of cake to find and look through your Skype chat’s logs without being signed into your account. And now you can keep all those gawkers away from your computer data with Rohos encryption programs.

Rohos Developers have been asked to implement Hide folder feature which in future will eventually step-by-step lead to the long-awaited feature – complete Account Encryption (all applications and data are encrypted) but about this you’ll learn more later.

Hide folder option in Rohos Mini Drive and Rohos Disk Encryption brings affordable and AES 256 strength encryption solution to your security issues by preventing unauthorized access to your private data in PC folders by local or network users. Your protected items can be quickly and easily rendered inaccessible to other users but are instantly accessible when you turn on your Rohos disk.

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Rohos Mini Drive – “on-the-fly” encryption without Admin rights

In the video is presented how you may work with encrypted partition on a PC without admin rights using free portable encryption solution, Rohos Mini Drive, that securely protects your portable data on any USB device. Portable utility Rohos Disk Browser gives you opportunity to work with your sensitive data on USB in a usual way on any PC (even on internet cafe, where you don’t have admin rights).

In the video you will see:

  • Opening Encrypted part of USB drive by a password.
  • Opening files (with on-the-fly decryption) with associated application.
  • Saving files with on-the-fly encryption from application.
  • Playing mp3 files.
  • Browse all photos from a folder in thumbnail view (by using Virtual Folder command).
  • Launch portable applications.

With this functions Rohos Mini Drive is the most wanted tool for portable data security recommended by many bloggers and magazines.

Encrypted files are one click away with Rohos Disk v.1.7

Your USB flash drive data protection and its portability demands are increasing, yet with today’s offers we have in software community there are small chances you might find a worthwhile application.

So what do you use to password protect your USB drive and have secure access to your encrypted partition on Public PCs without having administrative rights?

Long time anticipated by fans of portable encryption solutions possibility to create an encrypted area on a USB disk/key that a user can open/mount, double click and open the files, and close as required, without Admin rights is now implemented in Rohos Data Security solutions Rohos Disk Encryption and Rohos Mini Drive. You do not need Administrative privileges, and yet you can double click and open say a Word doc, and then save it to the same place without leaving any traces of working with it.

You may say – “There are solutions that have a portable disk Explorer utility that allows working with an encrypted disk without Admin rights”. Yes, but very few disk encryption solutions provide decent disk Explorer performance. Meaning that in many of them you can only extract a file outside the disk Explorer and then open it.  After some changes to the file have been done, if any, you should Import file back to the Disk Explorer. In this case “on-the-fly” encryption principle doesn’t work.  The obvious disadvantages of such approach – ‘unencrypted files’ may be left behind on a guest PC or unsecured part of the USB flash drive, and you can’t work with big files.

Try Rohos Disk Encryption (shareware) or Rohos Mini Drive (freeware) and discover:

  • File Virtualization. Open files via Rohos Disk Browser in associated application without first decrypting them into temporary folder. Rohos virtualizes file presence for the application, thus it works with encrypted file by using “on-the-fly” encryption principle.

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