Can anyone tell me if it is possible to encrypt documents we want to post on our website? We wish to make available to our customers documents such as Risk Assessment forms, but dont want to post these for just anyone(especially our competitors) to download,alter logos and use as their own.
by using a file called .htaccess that will ask your customers for a username and password before they're allowed access to the files you want to protect. It's fairly easy to set up, provided the list of customers isn't too long - you'll have to type each username/password pair into another file (called .htpasswd). Both of these files may already be available to you in your server space, and it's worth having a look via your FTP software. Using .htaccess is a fairly secure method - certainly secure enough to stop the average snooper from ever getting at your files.
Let us know if you fancy doing this, and I (or someone else) will give you some further help.