Too often, when everyday computer users are asked about data security, passwords, or encryption, they shrug their shoulders and say, “I don’t pay much attention to those things. I don’t have anything to hide.” But the reality is, it’s not that you have something to hide from hackers or data thieves, it’s that it’s your right to privacy that’s at stake when you ignore the tools that can keep others from seeing your work.

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You may not drive a brand-new Mercedes, but that doesn’t mean you want someone to steal your car, right? Do you leave your blinds open, your windows up, and your door unlocked just because you don’t own priceless works of art? Of course not. What you do have–no matter how low in value you might think it is–you want to protect. The same should be true of your tech and digital content.

One software application that has just received an update is VeraCrypt, which lets you encrypt your files on-the-fly. If you’re not familiar, that means your data is encrypted automatically when you save it, and is only decrypted after it’s loaded. The process is seamless and takes place over VeraCrypt’s easy-to-navigate interface.

Even better than the ease of use and automation behind securing your files, VeraCrypt’s update addresses the issue of the Tor browser crashing when users tried to send or receive files, and an update from earlier this month unveiled a new feature called PIM that added a detection mechanism for “Evil Maid” attacks against Windows system encryption.

VeraCrypt offers versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux, and is completely free to download and use. The developers do happily take donations for their efforts, as it supports the updates to their application.

To check out the update to VeraCrypt or to any of the other titles that released new versions today, go to FileHippo by clicking HERE.