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    Encrypt Files

    Any electronic document that you would not want to see made public should be encrypted. It is far too easy for a criminal to hack into your PC and retrieve your personal documents. The best way to protect your documents is through the use of strong cryptography like GPG. There are a number of tools that rely on GPG and are relatively easy to use.

    You can also choose to encrypt the entire folder where you store documents. Just keep in mind that if you have the folder open when an attacker has access to your PC, the attacker will very likely have access to the encrypted folder. Best practice then is to always close up once you’re done using it.

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    2 comments
    1. Dragon303

      6 August, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      You publish an article on privacy but use the biggest privacy offender of them all in “Adsense” by Google?

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    2. Brown Jason

      4 July, 2014 at 3:38 am

      For average computer users, privacy security needs more attention. For example, personal information and data stored on computer or external hard drive should be protected so other people can’t access them even though your computer get hacked.
      Kakasoft Folder Protector is a very simple and portable file password protection program. Using it to password protect files on computer will help you decrease data leak.

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