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Webinar #3: August 14th, 2011 covering various examples of encryption and how to encrypt files.

Webinar #3 was Sunday, August 14th at 1PM U.S. Pacific time.

Agenda

Titles will link to specific articles created from the video segments as they are made available.

  • Encrypting files using ZIP: The zip file format is perhaps the most common, and can be used to encrypt files. I'll demonstrate both 7-zip (GUI and command line) and WinZip.

  • Encrypting files using AxCrypt: AxCrypt is a useful utility to simply encrypt and decrypt a single file.

  • Encrypting files using TrueCrypt: TrueCrypt is an often-recommended encryption utility. I'll demonstrate how to create an encrypted volume and how it's then used.

  • Encrypting notes using LockNote: LockNote is a tiny little app that, living up to its name, makes it easy to encrypt and share notes in a very non-obvious way.

I may not get to all of the items in the time that we have. I also have to reserve the right to change my mind Smile.

As usual, there will be a planned pause between each segment to allow my video-editing assistant to cut things into separate chunks.

Registration

You must register in advance in order to attend the live event. Register here.

Registration is unlimited but participation is limited to 100 attendees at the time of the webinar. This will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have questions about how webinars work, or how Ask Leo! webinars work, have a look at this article: How do I attend one of your webinars? (And what's a webinar?)

Post-Webinar

If you missed the webinar, keep coming back to this very page. The agenda items that I covered above will eventually become links to articles that contain the recorded video segments from the webinar. More on that here: How do I view your past webinars?

If you have technical questions, please ask them here on the ask-a-question page.

If you have general comments about the webinar, ideas for future topics or thoughts about what would work better, please visit http://ask-leo.com/feedback and drop me you thoughts there. I can't promise to respond to them all, but I definitely read them all.

Next Webinar

Future Webinars

Rather than hide them somewhere, here are some ideas that have been suggested for future webinars or things that might make the cut if we have enough time:

  • Google Reader and RSS RSS is not well understood, but it's a powerful tool to manage information flow.

  • Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ - What are they, how do they work, and do you care?

  • Do you need a swap file? - It depends. I'll review what it depends on.

  • Using search effectively - Many people don't. It's a skill that makes using the internet a heck of a lot more enjoyable.

  • Enlarging a photo received in email - How to do it when it's possible and why it usually isn't.

  • Document organization - My Documents, but then what? Using folders, naming conventions, and other techniques to keep track of what's on your computer can be simple.

  • Windows 7's Backup Program - It's supposedly much better than prior versions included with Windows.

  • Setting a default mail program - How to change what happens when you click an email link or click "Send To".

  • Master of your own domain - Domain purchase, website hosting, and setting up your own email address.

  • Removing a bad virus - Demonstrate one of the more common sequence of steps to remove a bad virus.

Feel free to suggest more!

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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