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Secure Evernote for Mac application data
Authored by: murrayhenson on Jul 25, '10 04:21:48AM

This tip/trick works for nearly any application with sensitive data but instead of creating an encrypted disk image for each application it's far easier - and far more secure - to create a single encrypted, mountable image with TrueCrypt for Mac.

If you're not sure which other applications' data to move, just ask yourself the following question: "If confronted by a customs/police officer, other representative of the law or if my computer was taken by an unknown/hostile person... would I want them to have easy access to this data?"

You should probably already have TrueCrypt and that's probably where anything sensitive should live. The downside is that there is a small performance hit in accessing your data though it is usually not noticeable unless there is a LOT of disk activity e.g. multiple programs simultaneously reading or writing a considerable amount of data. Also: if you lose your TrueCrypt'd image's password then the data stored within is inaccessible forever.



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