When it comes to developing stories, you may need to collaborate with your peers. If you ever used Slack, you know how conventient it is. But what about security?

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Not every cloud-based file storage solutions are made equal. Although almost each of them uses encryption to transmit and store your files, the devil is in the details.

Popular file storage services, such as Dropbox, have access to the file decryption keys. In other words, staff can and do access your files for things like detecting pirated media in your folders, or fulfiling law encforcement requests when being served with a warrant.

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Tiny USB drives are forgotten in cafés, and prone to pickpocketing. By encrypting your portable devices, your files - and ultimately your sources - can remain safe and secure, in case your USB device vanishes into thin air.

BitLocker is an easy way to encrypt external USB sticks and hard disks. It is built-into Windows and super-easy to enable.

Follow our latest guide on USB drive encryption to encrypt your devices today

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Hard drive encryption protects from two things. Firstly, nobody can tamper with your computer (e.g. install backdoors) if you leave it unattended. Secondly, your files remain secure in case the laptop is stolen.

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One method to monitor your activities online as well as your computer is backdoors on your computer. Since the breaches of the Hacking Team and FinFisher, or news from the FBI, we know that certain governmental organisations are willing to exploit computers and smartphones to install backdoors on them.

Check out the latest addition to the guides on anti-malware and anti-exploit software.

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