by David Hakala

Encryption is the scrambling of digital data in such a way that it can be read only by its creator and intended recipients. It may be advisable to encrypt the data on your hard drives; your email during transmission; the information you send or receive via a Web browser; or any other digital information that you don’t want just anyone to read.
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How Can I Make My Passwords Secure?

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To make it far less likely that malicious people or programs will “hack” past your passwords, make sure they are not only obscure but use a combination of odd characters. It’s possible to do so yet still have the password be meaningful enough for you to remember easily.

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How Do You Make a Password Protected Zip File?

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It’s become much easier to create a password-protected .zip file, thanks to advances in Microsoft Windows. After you compress the file, double-click on the zipped folder and choose “add a password” from the menu. You can remove it later, if you know the password.

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Two OS X Apps Every Mac User Needs

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1Password and Quicksilver are two apps that will make your experience with Mac OS X better than ever. 1Password is a secure way to keep track of your logins.

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How and Where to Store Your Passwords Securely

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Rather than using the same password for all your computer log ins, or setting your Web browser up to log you in automatically, commit to storing your passwords securely–either within a locked, encrypted file, or something as basic as a sheet of paper in a safe.

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