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By matt5968 ·
I have Xp and would like to know if encrypt my finanacial files as money will it keep hackers from getting data from my encrypted files. Thanks all..

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by rtrivedi In reply to Encryption Question

Hi there,

It depends on what kind of Encryption Software you will be using??

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by mlayton In reply to Encryption Question

Well, yes and no. Even more than encryption software, what level/standard of encryption you are using will affect the safety of the data. It will deter the casual hacker from getting data - but even most encryption levels can be broken given the right combination of determination, hardware, resources and time. 56-bit DES algorithm for instance can be broken in well under a day, 3-DES adds a layer of complexity and increases the time... so you see it depends. Your better bet is to protect your box from hackers altogether - firewalls and your basic security perimiter combined with encryption will at least magnify your level of security.

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