Encrypt your /home this Christmas: part one - background

Laptops can get lost and stolen. Besides the inconvenience and cost of replacing it, there is the potential for your personal data to end up in the hands of an identity thief.

I have not finished everything I need to do so I am taking my new laptop with me over the Christmas holidays. This reminded me that it was about time that I encrypted my /home directory. In this article I will explain how I did it. It took a little trial and error, but the good news it that now I have figured out the theory, the process is surprisingly easy.

Are you using encryption on your laptop? If not, then like me, it is about time you did!