Forums Community Too many attempts at password = destroy encrypted contents?

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    frank

    Does AxCrypt provide a feature whereby, after too many wrong password attempts, the contents of the encrypted file are destroyed?

    Similar to how the IPhone works.

     

    frank

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    Svante
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    Hello frank,

    No, it can’t because files in a computer are too easily copied. The thing with an iPhone is that it’s a closed system with controlled external access, so there it makes sense.

    On a PC or Mac, or wherever it’s trivial to make a copy of the file. Also it’s very easy to mount an ‘offline’ password guessing attack. In fact, we offer such a ‘brute force’ program to help users who almost know their password try to find it again.

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    Anonymous

    I see your point.

     

    thanks

    frank

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