What is encryption and why is it important?
Encryption, is the process of changing information in such a way as to make it unreadable by anyone except those possessing special knowledge (usually referred to as a “key”) that allows them to change the information back to its original, readable form.
Encryption is important because it allows you to securely protect data that you don’t want anyone else to have access to. Businesses use it to protect corporate secrets, governments use it to secure classified information, and many individuals use it to protect personal information to guard against things like identity theft.
Espionage uses encryption to securely protect folder contents, which could contain emails, chat histories, tax information, credit card numbers, or any other sensitive information. This way, even if your comptuer is stolen that data is safe.
How are we going to do it?
With VeraCrypt and we have 2 options. To create an Encrypted File Container or a Volume within a Partition / Drive. “entire external or secondary drives or usb sticks”
Download & Install VeraCrypt & Open it.
Option 1: create an Encrypted File Container.
Click on: Create volume – Encrypted file container – Standard – Select Volume Location – AES / SHA 512 – Specify the size of the container – set password – choose your file system – format.
Select a drive letter from the list. “This will be the drive letter to which the VeraCrypt container will be mounted.”
Open the Container: Click Select File. “In the file selector, browse to the container file which you create and open it. ~ENTER YOUR PASSWORD~ Vuala! ”
Option 2: create a Volume within a Partition / Drive
Click on: Create volume – Encrypted file container – Hidden – Select Device – AES / SHA 512 – set password – format.
Open the Volume: click Select Device “In the device selector, browse to the volume which you create and open it.~ENTER YOUR PASSWORD~ Vuala! ”