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Encryption for a PDA

I'm looking for an encryption program to use on PDAs. The program must be easy to use and have at least some automation. What would you recommend?


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What application? Encryption for e-mail, general encryption for data, VPN/SSL or all? In other words, what are the business requirements, and what is the risk you want to mitigate?

I've liked F-secure products. They don't have crypto for what I have (a Palm Computer), but they do for Pocket PC.

If you are interested in just a secure store for sensitive info, there are shareware products (search on www.palm.com). I use Secret! for that.

There is a version of PGP for PalmOS, but it does not look automated.


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This was first published in June 2002

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