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When you store your data with a third party provider like Dropbox, you put trust in the storage provider’s security controls to protect your data. While all good storage providers encrypt their data locally and during transmission, you can add an additional layer of security to really lock down your data and keep prying eyes away.

In the past, we’ve shown you how to create a secure, encrypted volume on your PC or USB drive; however, you need to use a PC to access the data. In this guide, we share an application that encrypts your data while still providing access to your data from any Windows, Mac, or Linux PC as well as from an iOS, Android, or Windows RT device.

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Best Free Online Virus Scanners [2012 Edition]

Posted by Rich On July - 1 - 2012

If you have a file that you suspect is housing a virus but your antivirus software does not detect it, you can submit it for further analysis online. This guide shows you  the best online virus scanners available today. If you’d like to scan one file, follow the instructions under Scan Individual Files for Viruses. If you’d like to scan your entire PC, follow the instructions under Scan Your Entire PC for Viruses.

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If you’ve lost your Windows password, you don’t have to lose access to your files or account; you have three options to get your data back:

  • Access your files without your password
  • Reset your Windows account password
  • Crack your Windows account password to access encrypted files

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If you have a Windows PC that you can’t log in to but you need access to the files, the easiest way is to get to them through a live distribution of Linux. While that might sound a little daunting, this guide will walk you through the process and show you just how easy it can be.

Create a Bootable Linux Disc

1. Download the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop

2. Burn the Ubuntu ISO to a disc (how to burn an ISO to disc)

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Crack Windows Password [How To] [Updated]

Posted by Rich On June - 19 - 2012

Have you ever forgotten your Windows password? Ever had a friend ask you if you know how to retrieve their password? Ever needed a password for other reasons? In this guide you’ll learn how to retrieve your Windows password using a tool named ophcrack.

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Reset Windows Password [How To] [Updated]

Posted by Rich On June - 19 - 2012

If you want access to your Windows account (and not just access to your files), you can reset your password quite easily. Learn, in this guide, how to burn a password reset disc and how to boot from it and reset your Windows account password.

Warning: Do not reset your password if you’ve used Windows to encrypt your files. Instead, attempt to crack your Windows password to regain access to these files.
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