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An interesting New Year’s resolution from the EFF: use more crypto!

It’s that time of year when good intentions abound in the form of New Year resolutions.

One of the most intriguing (don’t you mean nerdy? Ed.) that has come to light comes from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in the USA, which calls upon readers to use full disk encryption on every computer they own.

To quote briefly from the article:

The New Year is upon us, and you might be partaking in the tradition of making a resolution for the coming year. This year, why not make a resolution to protect your data privacy with one of the most powerful tools available? Commit to full disk encryption on each of your computers.

Many of us now have private information on our computers: personal records, business data, e-mails, web history, or information we have about our friends, family, or colleagues. Encryption is a great way to ensure that your data will remain safe when you travel or if your laptop is lost or stolen. Best of all, it’s free. So don’t put off taking security steps that can help protect your private data. Join EFF in resolving to encrypt your disks 2012.

Sounds plausible and worthwhile, doesn’t it? Read the original EFF post in full.

One Response to An interesting New Year’s resolution from the EFF: use more crypto!

  1. Jules January 4, 2012 at 2:06 am #

    All well and good until your drive corrupts. Remember what happened to my last Windows machine – totally irrecoverable. Maybe that’s the point ;o)