Thursday, January 22, 2009

Lock your notepad notes with password.

As security threats increase you can't just distribute your important text documents [written in locknotelogonotepad ] in the Internet or off line.

I used to type my e-mail passwords and other important info in Note pad[.txt file]. Increasing the threat of data theft, Till I discovered a free and open source software called LockNote to protect my files with .

I could have used Microsoft word – to save a doc file with password, But it is not standalone program . I need to have Microsoft word for it to run. But Locknote doesn't require installation , it is a standalone application and free too.

With LockNote your information's will be encrypted using a password and AES 256bit encryption technology.


No installation required

Move LockNotes wherever you want, as often as you want. A LockNote document does not require much more hard drive space than an unencrypted document.

Encrypt existing text files by just drag and drop.

Simply drag and drop existing text files on a LockNote window: they will be encrypted automatically.

Open and free

LockNote is open source and is based upon open source technologies, e.g. the certified CryptoPP program library for strong encryption.

                                                                                                            Source- Locknote official site


Using it:-

Type in your information in the text field or just drag and drop you text files, after that click on File>SaveAs and specify the location where you want to save it. And type in your file name and hit save.

Now you are promoted with a Dialog box. Type in your password and hit ok. Now distribute your secure file on line or off line . 


Making It more Secure.

While saving it I noticed that it could be made more secure and undetectable.

But for that you need to do a small change in your folder option .

Open my computer click on Tools>Folder Option now select the view tab and un tick the Hide extension for known file types.

Now click on apply and on OK.

Now go back to the location where you have saved your locked file.

Note:- Copy that file name and give it a another name. Creating a backup is always good if you are doing this for the first time.

Right click on it and click on Rename and rename it to filename.dll

[ you can use .zip,.txt,.mp3 and so on instead of .dll ]

You will receive a message like this. Without fear click on ok.


Now to Get it back just rename it to filename.exe

Over to You:-

Do you use Software's like Locknote, or have any thing to say about locknote please leave us a comment below. thanks.

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