Better password security for files you use



  • i would like pa using password protected archives to extract the file to a secure folder when opening them as at present once they are extracted anyone can intercept them and copy them.

    basically what i want to do is double click on a passworded file inside powerarchiver open it up useit save it, and update archiver without anyone being about to intercept the file before its updated the archive and secure again



  • What do you mean under “extract the file to a secure folder”. What is “secure folder”?
    To be able to open/modify any compressed file, it must be extracted first. It is extracted to temp folder.
    And what do you mean under “intercept the file”? Do not allow anyone to access your PC. Remove malware from your system. If there is something that can “intercept you files” it can also intercept your typed password and use it to extract your archive.

    Anyway, there is great feature in … one of PA’s competitors that automatically wipes temporary files. I like this one.


  • conexware

    temp file is created only when the correct password is input, once the temp file is used it is deleted

    unless you extract the file



  • @Mili:

    temp file is created only when the correct password is input, once the temp file is used it is deleted

    unless you extract the file

    Sure, but it would be good to not just “delete” the temp file, but WIPE it so it cannot be recovered…
    (optionaly, of course)


  • conexware

    @NTFS:

    What do you mean under “extract the file to a secure folder”. What is “secure folder”?
    To be able to open/modify any compressed file, it must be extracted first. It is extracted to temp folder.
    And what do you mean under “intercept the file”? Do not allow anyone to access your PC. Remove malware from your system. If there is something that can “intercept you files” it can also intercept your typed password and use it to extract your archive.

    Anyway, there is great feature in … one of PA’s competitors that automatically wipes temporary files. I like this one.

    probably open new thread for wiping so it can be easily seen 🙂



  • what i was trying to get across was that when u open a passworded file it create a non passworded temp file this file can be copied by people. Is there a way to make it more secure while you are using a passworded file.


  • conexware

    @davidsplash:

    what i was trying to get across was that when u open a passworded file it create a non passworded temp file this file can be copied by people. Is there a way to make it more secure while you are using a passworded file.

    NTFS explained it well, there is no security issue there… if your system’s security has been compromised then you better not open archive on that computer at all, because someone will be able to get your password and your file.



  • just thought there could of been a way to protect the file more from a powerarchiver point of view


  • conexware

    12.5 Beta has wiping implemented… closing this thread.


Locked
 

6
Online

9.8k
Users

6.0k
Topics

36.8k
Posts