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AlertSec encryption service for PCs and Macs

Just about everyone now knows that iPhones are encrypted but that’s not the case for PC and Macs, including the laptops people carry around. Those laptops are vulnerable to theft and loss and even if you have a password, you’re not fully protected because there are ways to break in using “brute force.” For example, there are thumb drives that hackers can plug into a machine’s USB port to issue millions of passwords until it guesses right.

There are solutions including encryption software you can install and manage but if you’re looking for a simple solution that someone else matters, you can pay $9.95 a month (if you get an annual plan) to subscribe to AlertSec, which acts like an outsourced IT department when it comes to encryption and security.