Encryption for RV’ers

Encryption

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fulltime RV’er has real incentive to pay attention to security. Phil looks at some ways to safeguard critical data in the cloud, online, and on your physical devices as you travel.

  • First of all, on Windows, make sure you’ve set a password. Likewise on your phone, be sure to have the Screen Lock set.
  • On a Mac can use FileVault (encrypts your home directory) or on Lion, FileVault2 (encrypts your whole drive)FileVault2 for Mac
  • iCloud enables you to locate, set a password lock and remotely wipe your iPhone, iPad or Mac (Lion)iCloud
  • TrueCrypt for PC
  • Keep all your passwords secure in a password manager such as:
  • LastPass
  • RoboForm
  • 1Password
  • Remember to securely wipe your drive if you donate or sell your machine.
  • If you use Dropbox or something similar, make sure to encrypt any sensitive information.
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Worried about someone stealing your important data while you’re on the road? Learn how to protect yourself in this episode of GadgetPlex

When we travel, we all carry information that we wouldn’t want just anyone to have access to. What sort of things can we do to minimize the risk:

First of all, on Windows, make sure you’ve set a password. Likewise on your phone, be sure to have the Screen Lock set

That helps prevent access. But what if somehow someone gets access?
That’s where encryption comes in
Enigma machine
On a Mac can use FileVault (encrypts your home directory) or on Lion, FileVault2 (encrypts your whole drive)
iCloud enables you to locate, set a password lock and remotely wipe your iPhone, iPad or Mac (Lion)
On a PC, there are many encrption programs, my favorite is TruCrypt
Keep all your passwords secure in a password manager such as LastPass, RoboForm or 1Password (Mac)
Remember to securely wipe your drive if you donate or sell your machine
If you use Dropbox or something similar, make sure to encrypt any sensitive information

Remember the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Backup and encrypt your sensitive data and password your devices.