Must Haves

Here are some of the things you must have to protect your privacy and security:

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A VPN effectively provides a secure tunnel for all your internet traffic and therefore prevents third parties from spying on your activities. As the data is encrypted during transmission, data retention by an ISP or anyone else means that the data is unable to be read.

I use NordVPN on my PC, iPad and iPhone.

NordVPN link

Folder Lock® Software

Folder Lock is an encryption/decryption program that enables you to keep your data secret. I used it to encrypt my clients' data before I place it in the cloud. It also has a number of other very useful features eg,

  1. Clean history ... gets rid of all deleted files permanently so they cannot be traced
  2. Lock CD or USB drive so that only you can access it
  3. Carry out a secure backup
  4. Encrypt and compress files before attaching them to an email message
folder lock link

AxCrypt Folder and Disk Encryption Software (Free)

This software enables you to encrypt folders/directories that will prevent hackers or other intruders from accessing your files. There is a free version but the premier version is a reasonably priced edition with much more on offer to businesses.

Produced by Newsoftwares (sic) Net, the producers also of Folder Lock® above, this product enables you to password protect and hide folders to prevent unauthorised access, accidental deletion of files etc.

It's a very useful way to stop those illegally accessing your hard drive from taking files or encrypting them so as to ransom you.

I use all the above programs and find them very useful.

folder lock link

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