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Encrypt files for additional safety

Your PC will always be at risk of falling victim to malware or hacking, to some extent. You can encrypt your files and folders by right-clicking them and selecting “Properties.” Choose the “Security” tab, and hit “Advanced.” Then, check the box next to “Encrypt contents to secure data.” Click “OK” to close the window, and […]

If you’re on the go, encrypt everything you possibly can

If you’re the type of person who carries around a lot of sensitive information on any type of external storage medium, encrypt it and add password protection. That way, if you lose it or a criminal steals it, the information inside can’t be read. Consider using reputable encryption software to further secure your digital assets […]

Ensure your data is securely encrypted

If you don’t want anyone stealing your personal info, make sure to encrypt your online submission. SSL and https are two encryption methods. You can usually spot them when you see a lock icon on the bottom right corner of the window. Most times, sites will also let you know if your data is encrypted […]

Use end-to-end encryption whenever possible

Without encryption, the data you send or store can be read by anyone who gains access to it. One option is to use a virtual private network (VPN), which is vital if you’re using a public network. But you can also often encrypt files in cloud or external storage. Some cloud hosts will do this […]

For sensitive communications, it’s important to use end-to-end encryption

This means the message is always protected while traveling from the sender to the receiver. Unfortunately, email and many chat apps do not use this type of encryption. When looking for secure apps, make sure to read the details of their encryption measures. Additionally, if you are concerned about the privacy of your emails, consider […]

Use an encrypted USB drive to secure sensitive files

As over 20,000 USB memory sticks are lost each year in the U.S. alone, it’s a wise idea to protect any data you might keep on one with encryption. There are two ways you can do this. You can buy encrypted USB drives that use hardware to protect whatever you store on them, or you […]