Ever since the scare I had in the beginning of the week and the lingering fear of my computer being easily compromised I decided to encrypt certain files on my hard drive. (Nothing to do with the NSA, lol, but everything to do with common low life hackers.)
Several names keep being floated, one of the TrueCrypt. I read somewhere that TrueCrypt is not in operation anymore? I also hear 7-zip being mentioned but when I looked it up it said it compresses files, no mention of encrypting them.
I run, by the way, Windows 7 Home edition, x64. From what I understand, the Windows encryption feature won't work, I would need the business edition of W7.
Basically, I just want the folder that contains logins etc to be encrypted, and maybe some other sensitive documents. I also want them to remain encrypted during upload to some backup program.
Speaking of which, I just looked at the best backup programs of 2016 in PC mag, and encryption isn't mentioned at all. SpiderOak used to be encrypted a few years back, I don't know about now, but I am surprised that PC mag doesn't use security as a criteria for choosing your backup program.