With online sites being hacked on a regular basis, I have decided to take additional steps to secure my photos, documents, and financial information. Here are the steps I have taken:
- Cloud storage – Boxcryptor encrypts information. Boxcryptor works with Dropbox and other cloud storage services. It is free, but the free version is limited to one cloud service and two devices, such as smart phones and computers. At this time, the free version is good enough for me. The premium unlimited personal version is $48/year.
- Passwords – LastPass manages passwords. Like many people, I had a number of different passwords that I was reusing on multiple sites. Now I can use unique, high-security passwords on all web sites. I opted for the premium version ($12/year) since I want to use my iPhone, as well as on my computer.
While nothing is totally secure, these steps provide a reasonable balance between security, ease of access, and cost.