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Old 22-01-2020, 05:27 PM   #1
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Encryption software

Hey guys. Do you use any kind of encryption software on your devices? Right now I have some anti virus software, but I feel like that might not be enough to protect my important files. I've been looking around the internet and found things like NordLocker, Cryptomator and VeraCrypt. Any of these names ring a bell? What would you recommend?
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Old 22-01-2020, 05:53 PM   #2
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I use Rohos for my desktops and network drives, not the best out there but pretty sufficient for my needs.

If you need filenames encryption for storage in the cloud can checkout Boxcryptor.

all not free btw...
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Old 23-01-2020, 12:06 AM   #3
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There is no necessity to install any encryption software at home imho.
Only business machine have such requirements.

1. When you encrypt your hdd, if you do not have any recovery cd/thumbdrive to recover your data, all your effort will go to the drain.

2. Encryption software slow down the machine. Some you can feel the slow down is quite significant.

3. Many ppl I see set simple password as easy as 123456. Which totally defeat the purpose.

Some laptops like those Lenovo laptops have hdd password lock setup in the bios.
I would prefer this method

Lastly I'm curious why your need to set encryption on your devices ?
Are your devices for personal or business ?
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Old 23-01-2020, 12:57 AM   #4
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Hey guys. Do you use any kind of encryption software on your devices? Right now I have some anti virus software, but I feel like that might not be enough to protect my important files. I've been looking around the internet and found things like NordLocker, Cryptomator and VeraCrypt. Any of these names ring a bell? What would you recommend?
Full disk encryption. Bitlocker on Windows, FileVault on Mac.
However take note, encryption is not a
replacement for backup.
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Old 23-01-2020, 08:50 AM   #5
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Bitlocker is the standard drive encryption.

Personally, I just encrypt files using Axcrypt (.axx file extensions)
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Old 23-01-2020, 10:05 AM   #6
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Bitlocker for Windows. All govt issued laptops come with Bitlocker installed too.
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Old 23-01-2020, 04:26 PM   #7
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Lastly I'm curious why your need to set encryption on your devices ?
Are your devices for personal or business ?
For personal use mostly, sometimes for work. Mainly I wanted to secure my laptop because I carry it around sometimes and I would like it to be secure in case I lose it or it gets stolen, don't want my stuff to get leaked like that. I looked more into NordLocker and it looks like a cool solution - I can use it to encrypt the most important files and not the entire hdd. And there are 5GB for free which I might never use up.

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Old 24-01-2020, 06:25 AM   #8
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If you are security conscious, do consider using Eraser.

Your deleted files are not encrypted. Hence ppl might still be able to steal your data .

https://eraser.heidi.ie/

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Old 24-01-2020, 11:10 PM   #9
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If need encryption, look to those with hardware encryption. Software encryption are slow as hell. I use hardware encrypted SSD together with cloud storage.
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Old 30-01-2020, 04:09 PM   #10
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what is encryption?
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Old 11-02-2020, 09:30 PM   #11
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BitLocker comes with Windows 10 Professional. BitLocker isn't available on Windows 10 Home edition.

Veracrypt is quite easy to use and there is no storage limitation. The strength of your password determines how easy can your encrypted volume be recovered / cracked. You can store your encrypted volume on removable drives. So if your laptop ever get stolen, your files are still with you.

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Old 14-02-2020, 11:23 PM   #12
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BitLocker comes with Windows 10 Professional. BitLocker isn't available on Windows 10 Home edition.

Veracrypt is quite easy to use and there is no storage limitation. The strength of your password determines how easy can your encrypted volume be recovered / cracked. You can store your encrypted volume on removable drives. So if your laptop ever get stolen, your files are still with you.

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I second this. Veracrypt is good, though I dun exactly use it. I used its predecessor, Truecrypt.
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