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password protect picture files?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by mgrady2681, Jan 26, 2012.

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  1. mgrady2681

    mgrady2681 Thread Starter

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    Please help! My mother in law snoops through my computer, camera, and ipad and takes whatever pictures she wants with her flash drive. Wondering what is the best way to keep my documents and pictures secure?? A password on the folder?

    Also, is there a way to see when she inserted her mass storage device to take my pictures??
    I am so NOT tech savy, any help is GREATLY appreciated! :D
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    Hi mgrady2681, and welcome to TSG.

    If you are the only one using the computer, why not just create a password protected user account and make sure that the admin account has a password and any guest account is disabled? Make sure that the computer is set to require a password when waking up from hibernation or sleep mode. If there is a possibility she may snoop while you step away from the computer, make sure to lock the computer when stepping away.

    Keep the camera in a locked drawer to which only you have the key. If the camera needs to be used by other people, let every user have their own memory card to use with the camera. Keep your memory card locked away when you are not using it. Make sure that you do not use any of the camera's built in memory to store pictures.
     
  3. mgrady2681

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    Thank you!
     
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    I'd concur with cwwozniak, and re-emphasize the importance of physical security in data protection. Even with password protected systems, it's generally fairly easy to bypass that. Some versions of Windows and some software will allow you to create encrypted files and folders, but it's really a lot simpler, more reliable, and safer to keep data you want to protect on media you can keep under lock and key. It's a lot harder to crack a safe than most passwords.
     
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