Protecting data on your USB sticks

Everyone using USB sticks to transport valuable information should be using encryption – just in case it is lost.

 

In the news recently, the Dept of Defence has lost a USB drive containing sensitive health information of military personnel and their families. The data was on an unprotected USB drive misplaced by a researcher flying from Brisbane to Canberra on 11 May 2012. Source: Sydney Morning Herald

 

DONT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU !

 

Tailormade IT Solutions has created a video that demonstrates how to protect your data by creating an encrypted USB stick using TrueCrypt, and shows the error message encountered if someone finds and tries to access the USB.

USB + TrueCrypt = Protection

 

Tailormade IT Solutions uses TrueCrypt encrypted USB sticks whenever transporting sensitive information.

TrueCrypt is FREE, open-source, disk encryption software and can be used to encrypt USB drives/Memory sticks – protecting your information in the event that you lose it.

Be wiser than the Dept of Defence and use it !

Download TrueCrypt

Available for Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OSX, and Linux.

Aussie TV Roundup

Australian TV Online Catchup

Have you missed a show on Free-to-air TV recently? You may not know that most of our Australian TV networks offer an online ‘catch-up’ service, where you can watch recently broadcast episodes online.

Below is an Aussie TV Roundup of our free-to-air TV stations online content, where you can watch Australian TV & news online for free.

 

ABC iView:

http://www.abc.net.au/iview/

 

Channel 7 Network:

7 – http://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/browse/

7mate – http://au.tv.yahoo.com/7-mate/

 

Channel 9 Network:

http://video.au.msn.com/browse/tv-shows/networks

(Includes catchup content from Channel Nine, GO! and GEM)

 

Channel 10 Network:

10 – http://ten.com.au/watch-tv-episodes-online.htm

One – http://one.com.au/video.htm

11 – http://eleven.com.au/catch-up-and-videos.htm

 

SBS TV Network:

http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/

 

BigPond/AFL TV:

http://bigpondvideo.com/AFL/

 

Note: If you are overseas you may find these sites are blocked by your IP address. If so you may want to look into using a VPN service.

Online Privacy

Ad companies and social networks are tracking everything you do on the web. They know what sites you visit, when you visit them and how often you do…and they know who you are.

This easy to use, FREE utility prevents social networks and advertising companies tracking your internet usage.

If you dont think online privacy is a problem, watch this video.

 

 

Download DoNotTrack+

Using TrueCrypt to protect important information

TrueCrypt is FREE, open-source, disk encryption software and can create encrypted containers (as shown in the video) and it can also be used to encrypt a whole USB drive/Memory stick – protecting your information in the event that you lose it.

Download TrueCrypt

Available for Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OSX, and Linux.

This short video demonstrates how easy it is to protect important information using TrueCrypt.