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Protecting your system – encryption

In this video Dr Nick Patterson demonstrates how the simple tool VeraCrypt can be used to encrypt your key files.

Encryption is the process of converting a file into a format where it can only be decrypted or accessed by a person who has the correct key.

Encryption doesn’t stop your files from being hacked or stolen, but if they fall into the hands of the wrong person, the information won’t be accessible.

In this video, Dr Nick Patterson demonstrates how the simple tool VeraCrypt can be used to encrypt your key files.

Your task

Watch the video and think about what types of files you might want to encrypt. Is encryption the right solution for all your information? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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