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The encryption of folders and profiles of ICQ, Skype, QIP applications 17 November 2012 17:03
Can you ever imagine your virtual life without instant messengers
like ICQ or Skype? You’ll probably say it is hardly possible. Yes. It
seems to be true. Most of users can hardly imagine their everyday
life without all these cyber tools, and, after all, why should we
deprive ourselves of convenience and comfort while communicating with
our business partners or friends, or while performing free calls or
exchanging instant messages or files?
ICQ and Skype are one of the most popular instant messengers. These
programs keep all your contacts, so you have your friends and
partners in one list. These communication tools allow you to have
access to several user accounts and keep all your passwords. One
instant messenger holds the passwords to your social networking
profiles (Facebook etc.). With this handy approach you can save both
your time and computer space.
Believe it or not, if you step away from your computer and leave it
unsupervised you may suffer from an intruder overwhelmed with
curiosity or driven by evil intent. The access to your chat history,
passwords and exchanged files remains absolutely insecure. So, what
can you do to protect all your passwords and chat history?
The encryption of folders and profiles of ICQ, Skype, QIP
applications as well as Google Chrome, Mozila Firefox and Opera
browsers or the entire ‘My documents’ folder.
We are constantly introducing new methods of data protection for
users. Now, the data protection is triggered for numerous folders
indicated in the Rohos Disk list by default.
Your chat history, contacts list and files exchanged should be
protected and accessible only by you. Your web browsers’ passwords
saved in Master Password and the history of your visits will be
stored on the Rohos Disk and accessed only at your request.
Allow shared access to the Disk
One more secure and convenient feature is restriction of the access
to the encrypted disk for users sharing the same computer. With this
feature activated, the encrypted Rohos Disk becomes available for all
the users locally or within the network.
By default “Allow shared access” option is disabled, it means that
the drive letter will be seen only through your user account even if
there are 2 users sharing the same computer.
And it also means that you can easily encrypt your disk in all your
user accounts and then connect or disconnect it keeping the rest of
the users away from your disk stuff. While switching to another user
account the virtual disk can be accessed only by the authorized user.
Thus, the virtual disk can help you significantly increase the level
of your data protection and security. The Rohos Disk can be
disconnected through certain user account.
Note: The “Allow Shared Access” option is not yet compatible with the
“User Account Control” option in Windows 7/8.
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