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Get a Free Guide on How to Protect the Data on Your Digital Devices while Mobile

Every time you leave the house with your laptop or other mobile devices, there is the possibility that they could be stolen along with all of the personal data you have on them. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a new guide that will help you protect that data.

Comic courtesy of xkcd.

The guide is full of tips regarding basic precautions, data backups, minimizing the data you carry, encryption, and more. Keep in mind that while it is heavily focused on protecting your data when going through customs, the same methods and precautions are just as useful for local travel.

You can view the entire EFF guide online and/or download a PDF copy using the link below.

Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices [via BoingBoing]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 12/21/11

Comments (2)

  1. hazlett

    I read some time ago, and have used it since, a tip to use the first letters of some quote or saying that you like or find easy to remember….. Try not to use something such as the Gettysburg Address, but use something only you would guess…..

  2. Kyle

    Steve Gibson’s password haystacks page is a great place to read up on password strength and entropy, and to test your own passwords or password ideas.

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