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Practice encryptionusing both any encryption capabilities provided by your computer’s operating system and by using third-party encryption software.

Required:
a. Use your computer operating system’s built-in encryption capability to encrypt a file.
Create another user account on your computer and log in as that user.
Which of the following actions can you perform?
1. Open the file
2. Copy the file to a USB drive.
3. Move the file to a USB drive.
4. Rename the file.
5. Delete the file
b. TrueCrypt is one of several free software programs that can be used to encrypt files stored on a USB drive. Download and install a copy of TrueCrypt (or another program recommended by your professor). Use it to encrypt some files on a USB drive. Compare its functionality to that of the built-in encryption functionality provided by your computer’s operating system.
c. Write a brief report that compares the third-party encryption software’s functionality to that of the built-in encryption functionality provided by your computer’s operating system. Which is easier to use? Why? What are the limits (in terms of performing the five tasks) of each?



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