Almost all of us who have to entrust volumes of personal information to computers or other portable data storage devices are always deeply concerned about the safety and privacy of the data and files stored. In competitive environment, especially when it comes to finance-related issues of different enterprises as well as for individual purposes the protection of your data becomes the issue of great importance. There is a number of ways of how to protect your data, but the most reliable, tried and true one remains the data encryption. The giants of IT Industry such as, Microsoft and Apple in their latest versions of OS Windows and OS Mac have the encryption feature built-in by default. Both the advanced users and beginners use a special software – Rohos Mini Drive/Rohos Disk, TrueCrypt etc – for data encryption and their protection with a password.
This kind of software is based on the principle of data encryption through AES 256 bit algorithm. This secure algorithm was introduced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA).
Below you will find a detailed instruction on how to use a BitLocker Drive Encryption (built-in in Windows 7) and free Rohos Mini Drive encryption utility. You will see the advantages of the encryption programs involved and their usage. As the tests show these encryption programs can be combined and used both at the same time to double the USB flash drive or hard disk data protection.