Encryption – Why It Really Matters ?? When you are working on the move etc
A year or so ago a lawyer friend of mine specialising in divorce had her nearly new laptop stolen at an airport and rang me distraught. What was in fact upsetting her the most was the loss of her confidential data and concerns about her clients confidentiality etc. Luckily she had only loaded a certain number of client files to her hard drive. It could have been a hell of a lot worse!!!
At that time Like my friend and I am very sure many of YOU, my own laptop didn’t have any inbuilt protection NAMELY ENCRYPTION- despite the fact that I travelled a lot Working on the Go and was at risk of laptop theft like everyone else. That phone call led me to action to do some internet nosing because I am sure you will agree that the thought of some Weirdo /Stranger or Worse Still some Criminal !! having access to my laptop and pouring over everything confidential on the hard drive- Horrified Me !!!.
After some research 2 Solutions Presented Themselves as relatively easy, and going a long way towards protecting my most important data on my laptop
FREE disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux
For many of us working on the go -Our laptops are a Magnet for thieves as they are easily stolen and with the minimum amount of effort, a computer-savvy person/ thief or criminal can easily gain access to your information
Using TrueCrypt software, can help to make it almost impossible for strangers to gain access to the encrypted files.
Truecrypt is a FREE encryption program available on the internet for download which you can use to encrypt a part or whole of your harddrive or a USB drive ?
Click the image above to visit their site for their FREE DOWNLOAD. Their site has helpful installation and explanation tutorials, and there are several You Tube videos you can search for easily too
- SOLUTION 2 – WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE- Unfortunately not free
If you purchase Windows 7 ultimate apart from the many other Very Useful Features and Benefits of this software – YOU GET- the benefit of BITLOCKER– meaning You Get the Benefit of Hardware encryption also to safeguard your hard work.
File encryption helps keep proprietary and confidential information on your laptop and portable storage devices safe against loss or theft
The other added features of Windows 7 Ultimate might have you tempted anyway to Purchase or Upgrade- to get amongst other features – BITLOCKER
Check out its full listing of Features and Benefits of Windows Ultimate 7 On Amazon by Clicking the buttons Below
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