Article: 5 ways to protect your documents with open source software

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5 ways to protect your documents with open source software

Users have every right to be concerned about the safety and security of their data. When you create data on a computer, it’s reasonable to want exclusive control over it.

There are many ways to protect your documents. At the filesystem level, you can encrypt your hard drive or just a file. A good office suite affords you many more options, though, and I’ve gathered five of the methods I use to secure my documents with open source software.

  • Keeping documents in secure cloud storage services
  • Enabling encryption at rest, in transit, and end-to-end
  • Using digital signatures
  • Watermarking
  • Protecting documents with passwords

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