Ask the Readers: How Do You Encrypt Your Data?


Encrypting data is one of the best things you can do to secure it in the event that your computer or remote host is compromised. This week we want to hear about your encryption plan, what tools you use, and how you keep your data secure.

Although encrypting your data is one of the best things you can do to secure your data many people don’t either because of the perceived or actual hassle involved. This week we want to hear how you encrypt your data and—hopefully!—those of us who aren’t securing our important documents and files will pick up some tips and tricks to do so.

Sound off in the comments with your encryption workflow, the tools you use, and the benefits and drawbacks of your method. Don’t forget to check back in on Friday to see the What You Said roundup.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.