Password Management

* KeepPassX
Use this app to manage your passwords and other important info bits. In addition to using a strong password (at least 8 characters, with certain characters in capital, also using both numbers and special characters), it is recommended that the database and passkey be placed in separate locations.

Save any changes you do by clicking on the Save icon.

File Encryption

* TrueCrypt
For users on Mac OS v10.12.6 (or possibly later), download this tweaked version. With Truecrpyt, create an encrypted container, mount it, put in important files, and dismount it. Note: the containair size should always be slightly bigger than the total size of files to be put it.

Drag the file that needs to be secured to the mounted container file.

Tips: name container files or use file extensions in a way that can be hidden in plain site: .doc for smaller files; .mp4 for bigger files.

Live OS

* Tails - stand-alone operating system. See installation assistant

Use this app so as not to leave more digital footprints on the computer you use and elsewhere. Downside: slower apps running.

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