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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2008, 05:17:30 PM »
A senario comes to mind, a "hacker" steals multiple identities and saves them to the encrypted disk, destroys the usb key. Later on the police come to apprehend the suspect, the "hacker" is confident that the authorties cannot charge him with any crime because they cannot access the information on his hard disks. Does this make any others cautious of this product?

Not really. The USB key IS the "key" here. If he destroys the key, he can't decrypt the disk and therefore doesn't have access to the info he stole.
As your mums would say, "If you can't play nice with all the other kiddies, go home".
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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2008, 06:34:38 PM »
Not really. The USB key IS the "key" here. If he destroys the key, he can't decrypt the disk and therefore doesn't have access to the info he stole.

Understandable, but there are those who do it because they can. The "hacker" may have just wanted to do it to cause chaos like so many on the internet.

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2008, 11:16:42 PM »
Like Panic said to... I missed that one
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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2008, 12:21:08 AM »
 (L) Great work team.

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2008, 04:39:54 PM »
I guess the worry here could be if the USB key is lost/broken, the computer might as well be reformatted and everything lost? Also, will it be possible to encrypt just certain folders from within Windows in future?

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2008, 05:03:20 PM »
2 I'm sure the development crew can get around this without much trouble or sort of reverse encrypt it. All the police do is contact Comodo and I'm sure they'd take care of it somehow.

Very interesting statement 88) And I am curious about an official reaction from Melih or the Dev Team ???

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2008, 07:26:57 PM »
Very interesting statement 88) And I am curious about an official reaction from Melih or the Dev Team ???

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2008, 08:50:22 PM »
Thank you Melih :)

To be honnest : I didn't expect otherwise, but I was a little surprised by the post of psych1610 ;)

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2008, 02:45:42 AM »
First of all, I must say that I am very proud too about our team accomplishment.

To prevent the event where key gets lost/broken, you should use backup USB feature.
To rendez2k: I don't think the feature of encrypting certain files/folders will be available in the near future because encryption is done at disk-level, not file-system level.
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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2008, 03:28:37 PM »
Where can I download the manual ? (or any other documentation)
You don't even state what encryption-algorithms it uses in your release-post,
just a link to the installer.

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2008, 11:59:45 PM »
Where can I download the manual ? (or any other documentation)
You don't even state what encryption-algorithms it uses in your release-post,
just a link to the installer.

There is no manual at the moment... As with all Beta's.

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2008, 05:02:26 AM »
Where can I download the manual ? (or any other documentation)
You don't even state what encryption-algorithms it uses in your release-post,
just a link to the installer.

As 3xist stated there is no manual for BETA version. If you wish to see what algorithms does CDE use, please install it and create a new virtual encrypted disk. You can choose between various encryption and hashing algorithms.
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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2008, 05:56:33 AM »
As 3exist stated there is no manual for BETA version. If you wish to see what algorithms does CDE use, please install it and create a new virtual encrypted disk. You can choose between various encryption and hashing algorithms.


Yep there are quite a number of different encryption and hashing algorithms

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2008, 02:04:53 AM »
What are your export policies relating to this product and its encryption mechanisms?  Are downloads restricted to U.S. ip address only?  Last I read, even web browsers were restricted to the level of encryption permissible in their product.  Hence the requirement for an Escrow key.

You state there are no back doors, but how can you legally export this product without an Escrow Key?

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Re: COMODO Disk Encryption 1.0.0.43 BETA Released!
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2008, 02:13:58 AM »
Other On The Fly encryption software -- those that are worth any weight -- offer their source code for public peer review and local compiling to insure the quality of the encryption mechanism and that there are no smoke and mirrors.

To give an example, one such encryption package valued at $299 retail simply enciphered the disk data with ROT13.  You can probably still find it at Walmart or Best Buy.

Currently, the top two competing On The Fly encryption software are TrueCrypt and FreeOTFE.  Both are  open-source and have been subjected to public peer review, and both have been certified as absolutely secure by MIT and other prestigious institutes.

How does Comodo plan to contend with such heavy-weights without publishing its source-code?

 

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