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Old 11-12-2007, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default File (txt/html) encryption on the BB?

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Hi,

I would like to selectively encrypt a couple of files I carry with me on my blackberry.
The files are relatively large (most are 250K, one is over 1Mb!) so I can't (I considered) paste them into Ascendo DataVault or KeePass...

The files are extremely important (and personal). I searched for 3rd party encryption software for the BB (that will be able to encrypt/decrypt large files) but was not able to find anything.

Does anyone have any creative ideas that I might have missed?

Here's what I tried/considered:

1) Ascendo DataVault / KeepPass / (other password manager) - the issue is that the notes records are small (won't encrypt/store 250kb text files)
2) Enable built-in encryption and save file as-is on the file-system (then open with "Browser") - problem is the nature of the text files is highly confidential and personal, and I don't want the BES admin to be able to somehow get them off my blackberry (over the air or USB).
3) Enable mSD card encryption and store as-is on the mSD card - same concern as (2).

Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Encrypting files, Ascendo DataVault

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Hi,
I would like to selectively encrypt a couple of files I carry with me on my blackberry.
The files are relatively large (most are 250K, one is over 1Mb!) so I can't (I considered) paste them into Ascendo DataVault or KeePass...
1) Ascendo DataVault / KeepPass / (other password manager) - the issue is that the notes records are small (won't encrypt/store 250kb text files)
Thanks!
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Hi ixtab,

That's a really good idea.

As you can see from our latest version, Ascendo DataVault is moving in that direction by allowing users to encrypt emails, BlackBerry notes, BlackBerry addresses/contacts in addition to passwords, usernames, PINs, etc. Encrypting files is on the roadmap but we cannot commit to a delivery date.

Marc
Ascendo Inc.
Ascendo DataVault - Password Manager for BlackBerry
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Thank you Marc. I am already a registered user of DataVault, I'd love to see file encryption as part of it in the future.
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