Apps to Protect Your Info Online -- 'TakePart Live' Tech Affect

Keep your passwords and personal information safe and private online with these apps.
Oct 23, 2013· 0 MIN READ
Jose Iniguez is TakePart Live's Interactive Producer. Prior to Pivot: MTV and RYOT News.

Every week we show you some apps, sites, and services that do more than monitor your favorite YouTube cat videos -- they give you high-tech solutions for real life problems. We call it the "Tech Affect."

This week's recommendations -- as featured on the Wednesday, Oct. 23 episode of 'TakePart Live' -- provide with you with tools to keep your personal information safe and private online. All three were handpicked by our special guest expert, CTO of Beyond Trust Marc Maiffret.

  • 2-step Verification – Two-step verification is an optional security feature that requires you to verify your identity using one of your devices, like a phone. This extra layer significantly raises the bar for people who may be trying to hack into your accounts.
  • TrueCrypt – This is a free, open source, on-the-fly encryption service that can encrypt your entire computer, or even selected folders or files within your computer.
  • KeePass – This is a free password manager that keeps you from having to remember all of the many passwords for all of your logins by keeping them all in one place.

What are some of your favorite apps? Tweet @TakePartLive with the hashtag #TechAffect. We'll use them in an upcoming segment!

Previously on 'TakePart Live'