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Old 02-08-10, 12:00 AM   #13
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Have her run a virtual machine and put a password on the OS in the VM. Then watch him try to crack into that. For added security, encrypt the entire virtual machine with TrueCrypt.
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Old 02-08-10, 12:44 AM   #14
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Make sure there are no strange devices connected to the system's USB ports or internally (there are serial and USB key loggers). Check the computer to see if there are any blue-tooth devices detected or enabled that might be used to spy on her.

Format, reinstall windows, put passwords on every account.

Also, check to make sure her wireless networks are secured, clear all of the settings on any routers\modems she's using and set them back up yourself.

As for the phone, tell her to change any account information and passwords so that her husband has no access to her account. If she isn't tied into a contract, have her drop the service all together.

If she's really serious about being spied on, try some of the (expensive!) gadgets on this site:
http://www.eyespypro.com/categories/...era-Detectors/
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What Vin said would probably work very well. True crypt alone would most likely keep him from accessing any data.
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Old 02-09-10, 01:40 PM   #16
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What Vin said would probably work very well. True crypt alone would most likely keep him from accessing any data.
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Truecrypt is overkill.

For maximum protection, make sure you set up a truecrypt bootloader so that it boots into the secured partition. Otherwise, if he ever gets physical access again, he could potentially install a rootkit w/ keylogger that would make any encryption pointless- though if he's not very computer savvy, it'd be doubtful he would know how.

That said...

Windows is a very insecure OS. Give me physical access to a machine with XP on it, and I'll have admin access within minutes. Even BIOS passwords have limitations.

But as long has he's not very computer savvy, just a simple BIOS and password-protected Windows would prevent him from screwing around with the machine.

Don't spend too much money and time to worry about it. At the very most, reformat her HD, and get her a go-phone if she's paranoid.
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have sex with her and make sure any cameras watching can see your face. If the ex trys to fight you then you have an answer.
This is a very good idea.
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Old 02-21-11, 10:02 AM   #18
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I use datalock, and have for years now.
I think the biggest difference between Datalock and any other encryption program is that it comes from a old and reputable company, Zonealarm whose free firewall I have been using for years.

The other big difference is the support. Got a problem or questions with Datalock, and just pick-up the phone. The problem with Truecrypt is no support.

Also, PC Mag did a great review of Datalock:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371748,00.asp

and I see on the Datalock page they have a 60 day free trial:

http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en...-data-lock.htm

Although, I don’t know how anyone would test the trail…

Great software though.
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I'm sure she's divorced and free by now... closed.
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