Advice on encrypting files backed up

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OM2

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Can someone advise me on how best to encrypt files that I backup - whether backed up onto discs or an external hard drive

It just dawned on me that files I have just backed up onto discs could just be taken and accessed!
(To be honest, I'm not really that concerned - nothing worth selling anyway!)

Are there any open source programs that I can use?

ALSO: should I be bothered about enrypting files on my machines??
I only thought of this when asking the above question
Surely this would add an extra overhead that might make any machine really slow?

Thanks


OM
 

1002richards

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Hi,
TrueCrypt is open source and often suggested here at TSG. I'm not sure if you can apply it retrospectively to CDs/DVDs but it's easy to use with USB sticks and external hard-drives. Also works in Windows and linux (eg Ubuntu)

http://www.truecrypt.org/

Hope this is of interest.

Richard
 

OM2

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ruchard, that seems great
what is the overhead in performance like?
does it make ur machine run slower?
 
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