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Laptops provide convenience. Not being tied to one spot to use your computer gives you the freedom to work or play on your schedule. No longer does a vacation leave you disconnected from the world. You can take your computer with you to a coffee shop for a change of scenery while still bringing your files and programs with you.

But just as you can easily take your computer with you, someone else can take your computer with them. A thief can pick up your laptop in a moment and be gone before you notice during a moment’s inattention. Your laptop can be left in a cab, on an airplane, or at a hotel. Most often the thief just wants the hardware to sell, but they also gain access to everything on your laptop. Encryption can protect your data, but can be difficult to use. TrueCrypt can provide a simple and reliable way to protect your data.

Editor’s note: We covered TrueCrype in an earlier article almost 9 months ago here. This article aims to provide an updated perspective.


Do you know the feeling you get when you lose critically important data? Yeah, that sinking one. I went through the same ordeal a couple of days back and learned the hard way that not even cloud storage services are safe from unwanted data access and data theft.

Utterly flabbergasted at the loss of data, I set out to look for something which would help me keep my data safe, even over a cloud storage network and found BoxCryptor. Is it any good? Read on to find out…


People go the extra mile when it comes to protecting their physical assets however worthless and depreciated they might be. In my opinion, there shouldn’t be any difference when it comes to securing digital assets too. A lost hard disk or a thumb drive can have more compromising data than you might expect. That’s why prevention is always better.

The safest and simplest way to secure your data is encrypting it. While it might sound complex, in practice encryption cannot be any more simpler. Just create a sensible master password or a key file and there are a bunch of commercial and open source apps to do all the heavy lifting. Today, let us see how to use the crowd favorite TrueCrypt to lock down all our data.