password. Any, besides the W98se?

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purpleturtle

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The password protection that comes with windows 98se can easily be bypassed. Is there any password software that is more secure? thank you - john
 
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do you mean to completely lock someone out of your system?....other than a bios password (easily bypassed also) not really unless you want to spend some fairly serious money.

You are better upgrading to something such as XP or 2k professional(or investigating linux flavors).

You could use something such as .PGP to encrypt your files until then
 

purpleturtle

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I would like to password protect accessto my PC altogether, furthermore it would be desirable to password protect specific folders for example my "private documents folder" or "xyz bisiness folder" then I could confidently let someone use my PC, knowing they can't get to confidential info. It would be great if system folders etc could also be password protected.
 
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Use something like WinZip to zip your files/folders and use a password in the process.

Just do not forget the password or you can say goodbye to the contents of the files/folders.
 
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MadDogMugsy

check out this software
"Hide Folders" at http://www.fspro.net/
Hide Folders is a security utility that hides your folders out from prying eyes on computers with Windows 95/98/ME operation systems installed. You need only to select folder(s) you wish to hide and click hide button to make them invisible.
Hide Folders works in the stealth mode. When your folders are hidden it's impossible to detect whether Hide Folders is running or not.


cheers
MDM
 

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Anyone with physical access to a Windows machine can probably crack into it. It makes no difference if it's W9x or 2k/XP, it's easy to bypass the Windows security. The only real protection is to encrypt the files you're interested in protecting, or have them on a removable disk and take them with you.
 

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A good low-cost folder and file password protector is File Protector @ about £20.
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Another good program is PGP. It's never been cracked yet, and there's a prize out there for the first to do it.

I used to use it, but haven't for a while. You can download the free one here:

http://www.pgpi.org/

You create a key, from what I recall. This is usually typed with no idea what it is, ie you're typing the phrase, and nothing is typed. This is your main key. You can then send files, but they will have to be encrytped again, using say, a Public key.

I may get it again, just to mess around with it :)

eddie
 
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