Encryption and Making Your System Secure

Security, Encryption, Making Your System Secure

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What does encryption do for you?

Encryption and cryptographic software has been used in many different ways to make systems more secure.

Definition of Cryptographic : Cryptography or cryptology (from Greek κρυπτός kryptós, “hidden, secret”; and γράφειν graphein, “writing”, or -λογία -logia, “study”, respectively) is the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties called adversaries.

This article mentioned only a few ways that such kind of software can make your system more secure and this include:

1) Encrypting your Email

2) Encrypting your Files

Will encryption stop people from accessing your information?

Encryption simply makes it harder for people to gain access to important information, like passwords or sensitive information in a file. The first thing you should know about encryption is that the algorithm that is used to encrypt can be simple or more complex and that affects how securely what you have encrypted is protected.  Encryption systems have been broken when the method of encryption is understood by hackers and is easy to break. 

Why bother to encrypt your Email?

It should be noted that email is far less secure than paper mail for two very good reasons:  Firstly, electronic data can be accessed easily over the Internet and Secondly, electronic data is really simple to copy. There is a very good chance that someone has snooped around in your email despite your best intentions to stop it.

How do I go about encrypting my email?

There are programs out there that can help you encrypt your email.  These program gives your electronic mail something that it otherwise doesn’t have: Privacy. It does this by encrypting your mail so that nobody but the intended recipient can read it. When encrypted, the message looks like a meaningless jumble of random characters.

Why bother to encrypt my files?

The answer to this boils down to what you store on your computer.  If you have financial data containing important information like social security numbers, email addresses, account numbers and passwords, then you may open yourself up to losing very valuable information.  Most corporate Internet Security employees will attest to the widespread theft of very valuable information. As long as you are connected to the Internet you are vulnerable.

How do I go about encrypting my files?

You can utilize AxCrypt File Encryption Software  (https://www.axcrypt.net/), with features such as follow:

  • Strong Encryption – file security with 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption
  • Cloud Storage awareness – Can secure files in Dropbox, Google Drive etc
  • Multi-Lingual – Its in English, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish etc
  • Mobile Friendly – Open your encrypted files on your smartphone
  • Password Management – Manage and Access your password seamlessly
  • Collaboration – Allow secured files to be opened by other AxCrypt users with their own password


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