Subtitle: Everything you wanted to know about encryption but didn't know who to ask.
I have written several times about the need to encrypt all computerized information that you wish to keep private. This week, I will tell you how to encrypt information stored on your computer, stored on a jump drive in your pocket, or being sent across a network connection.
Encryption is the one thing that allows computer users, financial services, and even governments to securely move information around the Internet and to store that information safely, away from prying eyes.
In short, encryption is a way of converting information into a form that is unreadable to anyone who does not have the special key.