This is a Reminder to Check How Well You Protect Your Data

The Blockchain brought many innovations to the world, but it is the innovations that are built on top of that which I find most interesting. One such movement is being championed by Crypviser for Blockchain encryption.

The need to protect data

Data is who we are. We are social security numbers, credit scores, and passport numbers. We are social media users, ecommerce consumers, and medical patients. To computers, to companies, and to governments, these data are what make up individuals and groups. This is why it is so important to protect your data, because it means you are protecting you.

With the incessant attacks on net neutrality and consumer data protection laws, coupled with criminal attacks on personal data, protecting data has never been more important. If you do not already, please take this as an opportunity to start.

Ways to protect yourself

  • VPNs

A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. What this does is it extends a private network over a public network, essentially meaning that those connected to the VPN could be able to file share and interact with other nodes of the VPN as if it were on a local network.

These are used for secure connections and circumventing geolocative restriction. Some exit nodes dump out traffic in a country with very strict internet privacy laws to further protect their users.

Often these cost money, and if you have a free one they might be selling your information or your connection as an exit node -so any dumped traffic would look like it came from your connection, which could be problematic-. Some VPN providers can have outdated protocols and others are just not that secure at all. The fact that there are any that still save traffic logs is in and of itself worrying.

Also the United States has ruled that by simply running a VPN you could be subject to having a warrant issued in your name. VPNs are one of the most common and useful ways to protect yourself, but they are not infallible.

  • TSL/SSL

TSL and SSL -usually only referred to as SSL- are cryptographic protocols that secure connections between two or more computing applications. Email, instant messaging, and Voice over IP (VoIP) all use some sort of SSL to secure data integrity and some level of privacy.  

There have been many attacks against SSL protocols and these have shown the security exploits that can be used to undermine the privacy and data integrity of its users.

  • Crypviser

Crypviser is a project that aims to shake up the way we think about information security for ourselves and for business. They will offer both social and business solutions to encrypt and protect not only the data and content being exchanged, but also the privacy of the individuals.

Their messenger feature will allow for completely private and anonymous text, voice, and video chatting backed up by the blockchain and stellar encryption.

They will also be developing CVPay as a native part of their service. This allows for the transfer of funds -via CVCoin, their token- in a similarly private and secure way.

Files within the Crypviser ecosystem will also enjoy the same robust security that is afforded to chats and payments. Even if a device is physically damaged or compromised, the files will remain encrypted and safe.

Protecting yourself means protecting your data. Take the time to review how you go about your personal infosec, then improve those.

Disclaimer: This is not investment or trading advice, always do your own independant research. This is a sponsored article.

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  1. Kev Tootill June 23, 2017
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