Thursday, December 31, 2015

How to Save Emails to OneNote Online

Just noticed a new feature in that is really handy feature and that is the ability to save emails on directly to OneNote Online! 

Here's a beginners guide to saving emails to OneNote Online.

How to Save Emails to OneNote Online

In to select an email message, right-click it and select Save to OneNote.

Note: You cannot select multiple messages at a time to send to OneNote Online.

Or you can select highlight an email message and then choose ... in the command bar at top and Save to OneNote.

A pop-up box will ask save to a folder or "Section" in OneNote lingo, in this case emails.

Sections are organized into a "Notebook"s.

You can quick create a New Section "folder" by choosing a higher level "Notebook" to enable New Section button to be activated. Then select the newly created Section and click the Save button.

Note: You can add additional note:)

To verify it saved in OneNote, launch it from the apps icon, rubik's cube icon at the top right and click on OneNote Online. 

Open Notebook "Personal(Web)" and voila, it's been saved to OneNote Online!

This is a great feature to save emails such as coupons, bills and receipts as a back-up.

Save the best till last - Now you can share this email "Page" to anyone specifically.

You can now remove sensitive information as necessary as well, before sharing.

Share OneNote Section or "Page" to anyone, by right-click on it and getting Copy Link to this Page....

My assistant will love this. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Windows 10 File Encryption - TrueCrypt lives on as VeraCrypt

In Window 8/10, Bitlocker implementation removed Elephant diffuser as part of the block encryption algorithm, and has been criticized to be weaker and subject to attack!  "[The Elephant diffuser is] not FIPS compliant, so certain companies and government clients can’t use it,” according to Micah Lee, The Intercept_. 
Alternatives follow; 

 is a discontinued source-available freeware utility used for on-the-fly encryption (OTFE). It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (under Microsoft Windows except Windows 7/8 boot drive with GPT) the entire storage device (pre-boot authentication).

On 28 May 2014, the TrueCrypt website announced that the project 
was no longer maintained and recommended users to find alternative solutions. Though development of TrueCrypt has ceased, an independent audit of TrueCrypt has concluded that no significant flaws are present.

VeraCrypt is the success to TrueCrypt, and is best to open source solution for an encrypted file containerIt's being actively support, is FIPS compliant and has 10 releases so far and supported for Windows 10.

deniability is maintained, by creating an hidden volume, which requires a separate password to reveal it.

Get Your Windows10 Encrypted Disk Recovery Keys

If you purchased a recent laptop with Windows 10, you may have disk encrypted automatically preconfigured. As a precaution, Microsoft will back-up the hard disk encryption key to your WIndows 10 login email address, by default.  This does pose some privacy and data security issues, since now you encrypted drive security depends on your Microsoft email account security, the weakest link. Moreover, this information is being sent over the wire, which can be intercepted.

Hackers now just have to guess your email password to break your stolen laptops encrypted hardrive.  

The good thing is Microsoft has enabled you to remove that HD Encryption key, add another one not saved to OneDrive, Microsoft Cloud hard drive. 

To do this go to and log in to your Microsoft account – this will be the same username and password that you use to log in to your Windows device. Once you’re in, it will show you a list of recovery keys backed up to your account.

If any of your Windows devices are listed, this means that Microsoft, or anyone that manages to access data in your Microsoft account, is technically able to unlock your encrypted disk, without your consent, as long as they physically have your computer. You can go ahead and delete your recovery key on this page – but you may want to back it up locally first, for example by writing it down on a piece of paper that you keep somewhere safe.
If you don’t see any recovery keys, then you either don’t have an encrypted disk, or Microsoft doesn’t have a copy of your recovery key. This might be the case if you’re using BitLocker and didn’t upload your recovery key when you first turned it on.
Is BitLocker less secure now ?

TrueCrpyt lives on as VeraCrpyt but only delivers folder encryption.