Where I work has hundreds of Windows PCs, Macs and Linux PCs, and everyone has the same problem. Safety.
You won't believe how many hacking and intrusion searches have been done on any device connected to the Internet, and that includes your Mac. Is there any way to keep your data safe and away from prying eyes? The answer is simple. Yes. So what's the problem? What solution? There are many. Here's another one you probably didn't think about.
Hidden by Hider
The Mac Hider app combines some modern technology with an old, timely security method that I prefer to call, Out of sight .
In other words, if you do not see the files, they are probably not in danger. That's what Hider does. It hides your most important files so they can't be seen by thieves, hackers, friends, family or co-workers.
Open Hider, enter the password, select files to hide, close hider. Done.
The way Hider works is quite simple. It uses secure AES 256-bit encryption to unlock your files with a password. Drag and drop and finish. The files are secure but can be moved around on your Mac wherever you want. copied to another Mac, moved to an external disk, stored on a portable flash thumb pad, even uploaded to iCloud.
Hider also makes it easy to organize the files you want to secure, which means you can use folders to store files in which file hierarchy you need. The files are even hidden from Spotlight search indices, and of course, from the Finder viewer.
Hider's coal-gray interface makes it seem like a professional security app, and while it doesn't have a long laundry list of bells and whistles, it has the basics down pat.
Create folders of files you want to hide. Save the folders and get them encrypted by Hider. The app is good for simple things like notes of phone numbers, credit card information, login ID and passwords that need to be stored safely. Incriminating images? No problem.
For many-file Mac users to encrypt and secure, Hider has built-in Finder tags, making it easier to search and find, yet keep files hidden and secure.
Quick access is also important, so you can get to your hidden Hider files from the menu bar icon. Power users will appreciate the global keyboard shortcuts.
When it comes to securing files, it's not sight and out of mind. You can do something similar with the built-in MacOS Sierra Disk Utility that can create password protected and encrypted disk images, but Hider is much easier to use. If you're worried about security, but on a budget, there's another app I like to use. It's called encrypted. It is also easy to set up and use and you will like the price tag.