An antivirus program, access password, and a whole host of system security are sometimes not enough to protect confidential data from unauthorized persons. What if someone accidentally sits in our computer who, using our inattention, copies personal files? Or when we unfortunately lose a laptop? Then anything stored on your computer’s hard disk will be at risk of being intercepted. However, there is a way to prevent such accidents – encryption. It involves creating an encrypted partition on the disk for sensitive data, which no one else will have access to.
VeraCrypt – what is that?
Vera Crypt is a program to encrypt data on computer disk partitions. Although Windows has the BitLocker setting in its options, it is unfortunately not available for all systems. It is much better to install VeraCrypt, which has no restrictions and works just as well on Windows as it does on Linux or Mac.
From a technical point of view, VeraCrypt is the successor to the known and popular TrueCrypt. What’s more, it’s free so it’s available to everyone. It is known for its reliability and unique algorithms that only the owner can decrypt. VeraCrypt works quickly and efficiently, and in case of any security holes or malfunctions they are quickly eliminated.
VeraCrypt is perfect if you want to obtain maximum security for the data carriers selected by us. Using the software, you can easily and effectively encrypt the entire disk or only a selected partition, as well as USB storage. Which is especially important if we often transfer important data on USB sticks, because these are most often at risk of being lost, and thus data interception by unauthorized persons. However, if we properly protect them, we protect our files against intruders.
However, before we proceed to encrypting the disk, it should be remembered that such action can very often result in a noticeable decrease in its performance. In addition, the program offers a wide range of encryption algorithms and the option of cascading encryption, i.e. the use of several layers of encryption to one medium.