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Odd software

by duckman / March 17, 2005 10:45 PM PST

We had a discussion at work recently where most involved agreed that they had at least one item on their home computer that if they were to die, they wouldn?t want anyone to find. We started thinking about software that would automatically delete preselected items if the computer owner did not reset a daily timer on their system. Has anyone heard of such software?

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Sounds like a scene from "Mission Impossible"
by glb613 / March 18, 2005 7:47 AM PST
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But seriously, don't put anything on your computer you don't want others to find. There are ways to save and store that away from the hard drive.

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Here's the usual solution.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 18, 2005 11:34 AM PST
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Store said file/data in a zip file with a PASSWORD. If you pick the right compressor (not winzip) then you take the data with you.

Bob

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Hmm...
by dagger906 / March 18, 2005 2:16 PM PST
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