The fight for privacy is ongoing. It’s easy to see if you take a look around the international courtrooms. There are big decisions being made. Can governments use facial recognition? What kind of data Google and Facebook can sell to other companies? The bad news is that we’re losing this fight.
But there’s still something we can do. We must take active steps to protect our privacy. Like use encryption. With software like NordLocker, you can secure your files with just a couple of clicks. You can use it on Windows or Mac, while you get 5 GB of free encryption to start. Read on to learn more about privacy or download NordLocker and encrypt your files today.
How to think about personal privacy without losing your mind?
Personal data has become a precious resource. No wonder everyone’s trying to get to it: brands, governments, online scammers. Companies and individuals alike are losing non-trivial sums of money when they fail to take privacy protection seriously. But you don’t need to know everything, knowing enough will suffice.
Here are three privacy topics you should be wary about in 2020.
Ransomware is a process where a hacker takes over your data, encrypts it, and demands money to give it back. If you don’t pay, they publish the data online. It’s been named as the cyber attack to be aware of in 2020.
How to protect yourself? Fight fire with fire. In cases of ransomware attacks, it means encrypting your data before hackers get to it. Worst case scenario: you will lose your data, but hackers won’t get anything. It’s also likely that the low chance of success will deter them from executing the attack.
2. Fingerprint tracking
Most people already know they’re being tracked online. What they don’t usually know is that adblockers do much less for their privacy than they imagine. One way advertisers manage to track you is by following your IP address. Coupled with other kinds of data, you’re being tracked even when you use an incognito browser.
A good way to combat this kind of tracking, and most tracking for that matter, is by using a VPN service. VPNs change your IP address and make tracking much more difficult.
You are already well aware of cloud services. But did you ever think what would happen if a hacker could snoop around your cloud files? Or even how your files are used by the cloud company? You don’t know. We don’t either. But one thing is sure: you remain protected if you encrypt your data before uploading it to the cloud.
That’s what you can use NordLocker for. Its encryption is faster than saying the word ‘encryption.’ Try it free and see for yourself.