Windows lets you hide folders. However, if someone gets hold of your computer they can easily view hidden folders. If you're computer is likely to be used by many users, you'll need an additional level of security.
If you have lost your password for any MS Word or Excel document and are unable to recover it, try using this Free Word / Excel Password Recovery application. It's a freeware product and all you need to do is install it, open the file that you need to recover. Choose the character set "a to z" and the expected lenght of your password and click GO.
The Twitter Blog reported last week that people are receiving emails which contain links to a phishing site asking you to enter your login details. I decided to check it out today and was surpised to see that the entire twitter interface has been converted to that of Facebook, which means that they are now getting ready for a Facebook phishing scam! Good news is that Internet Explorer (with Website Checking Enabled), Firefox 3 (Firefox 2 did not block the site) and Google Chrome all display big warnings.
If you've forgotten the password to edit the Excel file Excel Password Remover 2008 can come to your rescue. Excel Password Remover is a FREE Excel add-in that removes/cracks sheet and workbook password protection in ExcelÂ®. This program will remove passwords of any length, also passwords containing special characters.
Androsa FileProtector is a professional and freeware file encryption software that protects any type of file encrypting completely the content with the most advanced systems of cryptography. Androsa FileProtector allows to put to the sure sensitive file or personal file that do not have to be used/viewed from people not authorized that they have logging to the PC and/or to the files. Features: Create a self-decrypting archive Compression before decrypting AES - 256 bit / 192 bit / 128 bi, TripleDES 192 bit, DES 64 bit encryption Password protect with up to 32 characters Securely delete files Integration with Windows Androsa FileProtector is also available as a portable USB version that you can load on your pendrive and encrypt the files on your pendrive.
If you're looking to secure your WordPress wp-admin folder, then adding an additional layer of password protection goes a long way in helping this. You can either manually code the .htaccess file or get hold of the AskApache Password Protect Plugin to automate the process.