File Warden: Help Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

By Robyn Peterson  |  Posted 2004-01-20 Print this article Print

File Warden keeps your personal information safe from prying eyes with strong file and folder encryption and secure, configurable data deletion.

In the last five years, identity theft has hit over 27 million Americans, costing $5 billion and requiring 300 million hours to resolve, according to a Federal Trade Commission survey. Without adequate protection, your data is at risk from malicious Web scripts, Trojans, and a host of other intruders, which is why the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC) encourages you to encrypt private information you store or e-mail. File Warden, the latest PC Magazine premium utility, lets you safely encrypt your files and folders as well as securely delete sensitive information from your hard disk—all with the simple click of a button!

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Robyn Peterson

Robyn Peterson, Vice President of Product Management and CTO for Ziff Davis Media, oversees,,,, and the other consumer-oriented Ziff Davis Media websites. He also covers multiple content areas, including but not limited to consumer electronics, car techonology, software and development, and networking. Robyn is also the host of the PCMag Radio podcast (subscribe in iTunes).

Robyn has appeared on CNN, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News and the WB network representing PC Magazine,, and ExtremeTech. His writing appears on and Yahoo in addition to PC Magazine, eWEEK, CGW, and ExtremeTech. He has also won the Chairman's Circle 2001 Award for outstanding editorial contributions to Ziff Davis Media (parent company of ExtremeTech and PC Magazine).

Robyn has a masters of science in computer science from New York University (NYU).

He can be reached at robyn_peterson (AT)

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