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#41 bohica1925



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 03:57 PM

Use a MAC.  


Forget about viruses.



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 06:31 PM

make multiple external backups. Wag yung ilalagay lang sa isang lugar. 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 10:14 PM


Hide mo yung doc files sa photo file.

So far 1024 bit encryption ang available ng madali an. Consumer level/nubee

#44 ns240e



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 11:04 PM

use an encrypted external drive to back up and secure your files.

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 03:12 PM

for me, it would depend on the confidentiality of data and where you should keep it.

you can either use an external drive or a flash drive, but make sure everything is encrypted.

or you can use a cloud, but also encrypted.


for corporate data, nothing beats hot site + local media backup.

#46 zonicbom



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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:24 AM

Put your important file both in local and cloud with encryption. Google drive.

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 10:41 AM

 saw a post  few threads back by yea, if you really want to keep it safe and secret but backed up


-create a encrypted container

  that container  will be encrypted with  lets say aes

-create another container within that one you just created

  this container will be encrypted with say aes-twofish or seperant-twofish (which ever)


>   passwords to decrypt nothing similar and at least 16-26 characters

-place in a redudent area (redudent drive, cloud etc)


>>overall concept you want to make it super difficult to access for anyone else

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:05 PM

I use 7Zip to encrypt files hehe kaso hassle kasi kelangan mo pa iunzip every now and then


THIS! And best effort in size compression din si 7Zip I've seen for far. Great for archiving too.

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 03:12 PM


THIS! And best effort in size compression din si 7Zip I've seen for far. Great for archiving too.


Hehe saka sa pagkakaalam ko this software actually makes efficient use of ALL processor cores compared to others :)

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 02:23 PM

i backup my files with Syncbank (free), the backup file is a single encrypted file


when I re-run the backup software, only files that were changed/deleted will be affected


i even use for my pictures

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 02:49 AM

Encrypt your local drive (Truecrypt, BitLocker), then anything uploaded to the cloud, you can archive with 256-bit AES. Then of course, strong password sa archive and sa account mo sa cloud.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 11:09 PM

Encrypt, backup backup backup and dont save it in the cloud its open to anyone

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 04:10 PM

Use VeraCrypt as it is the successor to Truecrypt.  Do not use Truecrypt anymore -- it has been abandoned already by its creator, and nobody else can maintain it.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 10:35 PM

RAR password will be enough...make your password longer as possible and combination of numbers, letters, codes and symbols with upper and lower cases

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 02:09 PM

PM me. I will teach you how. :)

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 09:59 AM

Best way is to have external backups. The best is nas, it's expensive, but it's worth it.

Also make sure your os and antivirus are orig (not pirated). Yung iba kahit pirated okay lang hehe. Update your antivirus frequently and scan frequently, especially when you are using a flash drive.

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 07:46 PM

Is it possible to have a password protection for a folder with Windows as the operating system

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 02:36 AM

stated in most replies is that you can use encryption. this is the best option i think, but take note that there are some slight drawbacks when using encryption:


- it is easier done when the drives are fresh (it is easier to encrypt a clean drive than to encrypt a drive with existing data. from my experience it took me almost a day to enable bit locker for one of my unencrypted drives)

- you will have a slight or minimal performance drop since your computer has to decrypt the data before processing it (but you won't notice this unless you are working with very large files). the performance drop will be proportional to the length of the encryption key or strength of encryption.

- if you lose your keys, your disk and all the data stored will be pretty much useless to you also


another way to keep files safe (i learned this trick from my previous office mates):

- create a virtual machine which is password protected and hide the virtual machine (you may also opt to encrypt the virtual drive of the virtual machine)

- store your important files inside the virtual machine you created

- if your computer can handle it, you can install a virtual machine inside of the virtual you just created (VM-Inception?  :) ) and store your precious data inside that nested virtual machine.


hope this helps.

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Posted 05 June 2016 - 01:07 AM

wow daming magandang suggestion. dami pala techy dito.. thanks guys

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 12:55 AM

encrypt your HD

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