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  1.    29 Oct 2016 #21
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    codeplex is a well known site for many open source software
    idrix is the original site which point to codeplex IDRIX: Cryptography and IT Security Experts
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  2.    31 Oct 2016 #22
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    I've never heard of Codeplex before...?
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  3.    31 Oct 2016 #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceAndShy View Post
    I've never heard of Codeplex before...?
    Microsoft opened the doors of Codeplex at least 10 years ago. There are a lot of newcomers since then, GitHub, Gitlab, Bitbucket, google code (come and gone). About the only thing older is SourceForge.

    And, if you've never heard of any of those sites... it's not surprising you've not heard of Codeplex.
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  4.    07 Nov 2016 #24
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    Ah, so Codeplex is a site that hosts downloadable apps like Sourceforge?

    I remember there being a huge security breach at Sourceforge a while ago where the downloadable apps contained trojans/viruses and other malicious code...
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  5.    07 Nov 2016 #25
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    I can tell you how the Federal government protects classified computer systems:
    Amazon.com: Vantec EZ Swap 4 3.5-Inch Aluminum Removable Trayless SATA Hard Drive Rack with LCD and Fan MRK-401ST-BK (Black): Electronics

    When not in use/attended, hard drives are removed from the computers and stored in containers approved for classified material storage. All government hard drives, classified or not, are encrypted with a whole disk encryption program similar to Bitlocker. You can probably google what encryption program the Feds use.

    I have a similar rack installed on my desktop, but I don't use it for my internal SSD. I use it to pop in hard drives to save backup images on and to play with different installations of operating systems. My rack accepts both 3.5" and 2.5" hard drives.
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  6.    07 Nov 2016 #26
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    Similar procedures apply for the UK government. Also, applications are locked down and the user can't install programs.
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  7.    10 Nov 2016 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I can tell you how the Federal government protects classified computer systems:
    Amazon.com: Vantec EZ Swap 4 3.5-Inch Aluminum Removable Trayless SATA Hard Drive Rack with LCD and Fan MRK-401ST-BK (Black): Electronics

    When not in use/attended, hard drives are removed from the computers and stored in containers approved for classified material storage. All government hard drives, classified or not, are encrypted with a whole disk encryption program similar to Bitlocker. You can probably google what encryption program the Feds use.
    Wow, this is an amazing idea so thanks for posting that Amazon link!

    I just tried searching for the encryption/security procedure that governments use, but I couldn't find anything...
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  8.    10 Nov 2016 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceAndShy View Post
    Wow, this is an amazing idea so thanks for posting that Amazon link!

    I just tried searching for the encryption/security procedure that governments use, but I couldn't find anything...
    Perhaps you should ask Mrs Clinton now she has time to reply?
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  9.    10 Nov 2016 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    Perhaps you should ask Mrs Clinton now she has time to reply?
    She wouldn't know anything about government computer encryption.

    Quote Originally Posted by NiceAndShy View Post
    Wow, this is an amazing idea so thanks for posting that Amazon link!

    I just tried searching for the encryption/security procedure that governments use, but I couldn't find anything...
    Endpoint Encryption Powered by PGP Technology | Symantec
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  10.    11 Nov 2016 #30
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    There are lots of good answers above mine so in order not to be redundant my suggestion is to use the fire fox web browser from mozilla. Since I have been using it my anti-spyware program has only detected one or two tracking cookies and nothing major in the way of evil programs. good luck.
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