We have compiled some tips and applications that will help you to eliminate your security and privacy concerns on your computer system and the internet.
Encryption of Files and Documents
TrueCrypt helps you to encrypt your files and documents. It utilizes government level security algorithms that ensure the maximum security of your files and documents. You can also create a hidden partition, only accessible to you, on your hard drive where you can store you sensitive files. It works with all the major operating systems and it is not a hassle to set up. The beginner tutorial of TrueCrypt is good for knowing the installation process and knowing how it works.
Actually Deleting Files and Documents
Eraser is a secure deletion tool that actually erases any file or document from your system. Most of us believe that if we delete a file on our system, it is gone for good. But, these files can be restored by using basic recovery applications. For this, Eraser actually deletes files, using Gutmann algorithm, leaving less or no chance of restoration even for recovery tools.
Secure Browsing History
Private Browsing: Most of the popular browsers including Firefox, Chrome, and Safari have private browsing mode. In the private browsing mode, the tracking of downloads and history will be turned. In addition it also disables cookies and caching. However, it is still recommended to use a VPN to ensure your online privacy and security when browsing the web.
Follow these steps for private browsing mode in Chrome and Firefox:
Mozilla Firefox: Go to tools and open a new Private Browsing Window. (Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+P)
Google Chrome: Go to tools and open new Incognito Window. (Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+N)
Some Other Recommendations
1 If you have encrypted your whole Operating System using TrueCrypt:
The reason for this is the fact that TrueCrypt utilizes RAM to store password key, which makes hibernation or sleep mode a vulnerability to your system.
2 Make exceptionally strong passwords following at least these 2 suggestions:
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