Why Encryption ?

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There is virtually no privacy on almost all desktop's today. Privacy that we take for granted in the real world does not exist on a computer. Privacy, as we understand it from the real world does not exist on your PC.

 

With very little or no effort, all data is accessible to any number to people -  from family and co-workers to system administrators and hackers.

 

Your computer can be attacked by anybody. There is absolutely no privacy on most desktop machines. Why? Because today you have no choice but to connect your machine to your internal network as well as to the rest of the world when connected to the internet. There is almost no machine in the world that is not connected. With such connectivity comes total vulnerability.

 

Encryption is the only way to protect your important data. Encryption renders your data, even if accessed by an unauthorized person, unintelligible and unusable. By adopting the simplest prevention techniques, you can ensure complete data privacy. This is where Cypherix comes in. Cypherix provides this basic security need. It encrypts and protects data where it is created- the PC. Cypherix allows you to create a encrypted "vault" where you can store all data of any kind.

 

Safe from hackers?

A ten year old sitting half way across the world could be stealing your data as you read this.

 

Hacking no longer requires experts. There are literally thousands of off-the-shelf programs available on the Internet that are as easy to use as the software packages you are so familiar with.

Anyone, even a child with limited or no computer know-how, can use these packages to hack into your systems. There is no defined, requisite learning curve - the amount of knowledge or background essential to be an "effective hacker" is virtually zero.

 

Safe while surfing?

Not by a long shot...

 

Did you know that even looking at a malicious web page exposes your computer to attacks. Hidden scripts on malicious web pages, that activate while surfing the Net, can pick up files from your hard drive and render them vulnerable by putting them at the hacker's mercy.

 

Safe when merely sending mail?

Not really, read on…

 

Going online to check your mail itself exposes your machine to being hacked. It is possible to 'wiretap' somebody's email, so all your future correspondence is now in the hacker's in box as well.

 

Safe offline?

The PC is accessible on the network. Even if one is careful and has taken reasonable precautions (disable Sharing for example), there are enough documented security loopholes that make it relatively easily to bypass such measures. Consider another method of protection that we sometimes use. Passwords within programs (Word, Excel, Access, etc.). These can be can be broken by mere novices without any computing knowledge. Such password breaking tools are easily available on the internet for as little as $5.95, or sometimes even for free!