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Anyone know of a way to keep encrypted notes?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ShadeDream, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    I've got so many thoughts/ideas, etc, that I would like to take note of but I don't want to store them on paper or in a simple word document. I need a place where I can store information and at the same time be sure that it is secure. Does anyone know of any encrypted notebooks or something? Or would I just be better of using notepad/word documents and encrypting them with TrueCrypt? Any good ideas? Alternatives? Maybe there's something better than TrueCrypt that I haven't yet come across? :D

    Privacy is Key!
     
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    Make a document file and keep it in an encrypted folder. Maybe truecrypt? FBI couldn't break into a mans computer (using 4 years) when he encrypted his files with it.
     
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    I just read about that. Quite an interesting read.

    Code:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt#Operation_Satyagraha
    But the again I have also read this:

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    http://www.privacylover.com/encryption/analysis-is-there-a-backdoor-in-truecrypt-is-truecrypt-a-cia-honeypot/
    Also quite interesting.
     
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  5. Amsterdammer

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    Encrypt the file, hide it in a picture and just post it online in places where you know it won't get lost?
    That way, you don't own the file, you have full access to it and nobody will ever think that the cute kitty is actually a safe.
    If I remember correctly it is possible to see the picture has been tampered with but it seems a bit far fetched to check every picture online for it. But, that is why you encrypted it. :p

    Just my 2 cents. :)
     
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    stick it in a folder called "gay old men porn". Bam. No one will touch it.
     
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    I think I'll be using TrueCrypt in general. Hiding files in pictures is a bit of a hassle. If I'm going to be constantly working with the file I'd rather have a fairly easy way of accessing it. But that's definitely a good way of hiding certain things. I've done something similar before, but to add an extra layer of security I even changed the original file extension name. The only problem here is that if you forget some of the details that where used to hide the files, then you pretty much lost them yourself. :)

    lol...
     
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  8. shin610

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    Make a file, with a strange extension on a removable drive.
    File can also be 100-200 Mb, as much as you want.
    Crypted container can also be hidden.

    Encrypt it with Truecrypt using password and at least 1 keyfile.
    Copy your keyfile in a number of places (drives, cds, remote hostings) to be sure you don't lose it.

    You can then mount the crypted container with Truecrypt and manage it as it was a drive itself.

    it is portable and it is also supported on linux operating system.

    If you need to quickly hide everything, just remove the usb stick and you're done.
     
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    For your purposes, which I misread, I think you may be right. :)
    Somehow the privacy is key part stuck in my mind. My bad.

    Anyways, It looks like its solved now. :)
     
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    You say "Crypted container" and then "Encrypt it with Truecrypt", this got me slightly confused? And what is the point of creating a file and changing the extension? The only thing that I see working here is if you create a folder with the files inside, zip it up, and then change the extension?
     
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    I personally would just create an encrypted volume with TrueCrypt and store all of your sensitive stuff in there.
     
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    Thought so. Thanks! :D