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Secure data on direct CD (CD-RW)

By PalKerekfy ·
When I create a direct CD (CD-RW), it works like an extension of the file system on my computer. I can write files, delete files, read files, etc.

My question is related to security: How can I ensure that the CD-RW cannot be read by anyone who gets hold of it? Is there any way to enforce NT security or something similar?

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by timwalsh In reply to Secure data on direct CD ...

In general, unless you have a way of encrypting the data prior to placing it on the CD (NT does not have this function available natively), there is no way of preventing someone else from reading your CD.

There is one possible exception, and it depends on how DirectCD performs each "burn". During the normal creation of a CD, unless a session or the entire CD is finalized, the CD cannot be read in any other CD-ROM drive (except for maybe an identical drive).

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by wlbowers In reply to Secure data on direct CD ...

Compress the files into zip or one of the other formats and apply a password to the compression. Then copy that file to the cdrw. A pain I know but a secure pain.

PS: don't use a weak password.

Good Luck Lee

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by PalKerekfy In reply to Secure data on direct CD ...

I have found the solution, it is the Web Password product ( It allows the user to password protect html files. I was able to transform my information into html, and use this solution. The drawback is that file size should be relatively small (<100k) or otherwise the decryption takes very-very long.

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