If you like to keep all your personal data like password, important email addresses, bank account number, credit card no or other private information stored in the Notepad then you are in high risk.You have just kept your data unsecured. Any time the hackers may steal your data from your computer. If they can steal your data then nothing will be in your hand. So why you will give a chance to steal your data? Here I am going to describe how you can store your text data securely.
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How to protect your data ?
One process to protect your data is to encrypt them. Steganos LockNote is a free utility which allows you to encrypt your text document using a password. It uses the most advance AES 256bit encryption technology.
How to get and run Steganos LockNote utility ?
It is free to download. Download Steganos LockNote.
No installation needed. Just run the executable file and a window like notepad will appear.
How to protect your text data by encryption using Steganos LockNote utility ?
Run the executable file. A window look like notepad will be appeared. Write the data which you want to protect by encryption. Now chose “Save as” to save and then it will prompt for password to encrypt the data.
If you want to encrypt an existing data then no need to copy and paste the document. Just drag and drop the file in the Steganos LockNote window and encrypt it by giving a password in another file name. It is very easy to encrypt any text document using this utility. You should notice that after encrypting the document it becomes a file with .exe extension. To read or modify the file just double click on it and then it will prompt for password to decrypt it. Enter your password and read it as usual.
Steganos LockNote is small size application, just 312 KB. This utility is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista. There is no need of installation. So you can carry it in your USB drive and use it anywhere.