From: Alan Sobey (ags-lists at domain esatclear.ie)
Date: Sat 22 Jul 2000 - 10:58:11 IST
On Sat, Jul 22, 2000 at 10:24:34AM +0200, Deim Agoston wrote:
> Hello !
> I've got a simple question. Does anyone know about package which is able
> to set a password requirement on personal folders ? I tell you what I
> mean. I've got a friend and her boss has the root password on her machine
> (to be precise: on all linux machines he has root password) and she wants
> to defend her private life. While the boss has the root passwords he will
> be able to look at her personal mails etc. So, we want to avoid this. She
> created a folder called Private under her home dir and wants to add
> password protect. KDE solution would be preferrable since she is new at
> linux and dosn't work with computers by profession.
For e-mail privacy I'd recommend that she uses a separate account for
personal stuff, and for privacy it'd have to be web-based.
hushmail.com provides free secure e-mail services but I don't know
what the quality of service is like coz I haven't tried them
(personally I hate web-based mail). I know it can be a pain to change
e-mail addresses, but on the plus side, if she ever left her employer,
she'd have to change it anyway (that is, presuming she's using her
work account for personal stuff).
For privacy of files I'd suggest having a look at gpg and the GNU
privacy assistant at www.gnupg.org. The GNU privacy assistant is a
work in progress though.
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