Tip: Backup and encrypt

I thought about all the people in New Orleans after Katrina that lost all their information. Well, here’s what you can do for yourself today. If you’ve got a scanner and a CD or DVD writer you should scan in all your important document and photos if you like. Then copy them to a folder on your computer. Here’s where the magic starts.

Truecrypt (www.truecrypt.org) is a program that will make all the information unreadable even to the best hacker. Read the instructions and create a truecrypt file the size of your CD or DVD . Once you give that file a password you can copy it to the disk and you’re all set.

You can give the disk to your family, friends, or even put it in a safe deposit box. Without the password. NO ONE can open that disk.

P.S.: It works on Windows and Linux but I don’t know of a solution for the Mac yet. I’ll keep you posted if you’re interested.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.