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Encrypting files

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I mentioned a while back that, when a news item says that a laptop is stolen, it would to include whether the laptop had a strong password and whether the files were encrypted. I’ve also mentioned that anyone who carries unencrypted files on a thumb drive (a USB flash drive) is asking for trouble: those drives now hold a lot but they are quite small and easy to lose. If you lose one that’s encrypted I think you’ll have less cold sweat and will sleep better if you’ve encrypted the files.

Now, via MakeUseOf, here’s an encryption program, plainly named “Encrypt Files“, that will readily encrypt your files (and also securely erase files by writing over them). And it’s free for personal use. So no more unencrypted critical files on a laptop or a thumb drive, okay?

Written by Leisureguy

16 June 2008 at 4:06 pm

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