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5 reasons to use Portable Encryption (part 1)

As I have already mentioned in my previous post, if you are Pope or even more innocent than a Pope, you can skip this page and move directly to heaven.

Everything that I post here is for you normal sinner people, and for you abnormal sinner people and even for you ladies. You and I agree that you always have something to hide. We both know that you definitely have your fair reasons to do so. Then the best way to do so is to encrypt your data.
But that is only one and even not the main reason to use encryption.

What can be more important than hiding information? –  The need to secure it!
Let us picture a typical situation – you are sales person. You work hard on every sales lead, flying from one coast to another doing more miles a day than 5th US fleet. You know more people by contacts in 50 states than the president of the United States. All of them are your customers and you keep carefully their details, and names of their wives, pets and kids. You carefully keep contracts, price lists, and all information you need to close the deal. 
You are very successful – your managers love you, your clients tolerate you, your competitors hate you. What can be a worst nightmare that you can imagine? No, it is not the earthquake in Sichuan neither tornado in Texas.
Your worst nightmare is that information stored on your laptop somehow falls to dirty hands of your competitor. What? They will need password to open it? You cannot be that naïve. Let’s pretend that I did not hear this question. Just believe me – the worst thing that can happen to your information is to fall to wrong hands. You need some prove? Here is one story, and here is another one, and you’ve heard about this story for sure. If you Google the string “lost laptop” you get over 60,000 links. Why do they write that much about some lost laptops? Because you never know the real value of information you keep before you lose it.
The above was a long prelude to the reason number 1Your information is valuable (and not only for you). What can be done to prevent access to your secrets? The answer is obvious – encrypt.  You select your favorite tool and method for encryption, but if you ask me – the easiest way is the best one. What can be easier than n-Pass? Give it a try.
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It took me so long to write about 1st reason that I will leave the rest to another post, but I want to summarize. 5 main reasons are:

  1. Your information is valuable
  2. Your identity is important
  3. Your privacy shall be of high priority
  4. You are advanced user, surfer, you name it
  5. You are working on many workstations or using public internet access points

If all these points are talking to you, you have to use encryption and you need it portable.
Want to learn more – continue reading, or visit a website of the n-Pass

Added on June 27. Today another story popped-up. This will never stop till they start using encryption on every laptop and PC

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June 26, 2008 - Posted by | Encryption, identity theft, passwords, Security, Security Threats | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] do you need encryption to be portable In previous post I have told you about 5 reasons to use encryption, but did not mention the main one. It is not the […]

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