It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, “I’ll do it later,” and “Surely, it’ll never happen to me.”
And yet, if statistics are to be believed, the need to protect your data has never been more paramount.
Think about it: how many times do you swipe your card at a counter, fill out an online form or proffer your e-mail address, or even enter your user name and password on any given website? Each time you do, you are opening yourself up to the opportunity of having your information stolen.
Among veterans of the cyber security wars, it is widely assumed that “100 percent” of Fortune 500 companies have been hacked at some point, Robert E. Lee, a security business partner at Intuit told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in an interview.
The good news is that there is something you can do to keep your and your family’s information safe and secure that is relatively simple and cost-efficient at the same time.
The Gabriel app, available at the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, was designed and built with personal privacy and security as its foundation by VirnetX, an Internet security software and technology company.
For only $50 per year per five users, family members are assured that their communications — when they talk, video, chat, text, email, or share photos or documents — are safe and secure.
No one will be able to see, hear, or intercept your communications other than the party you are in contact with because Gabriel does not transmit or store its data with any third party — not even VirnetX. It is person-to-person, end-to-end encryption that all but eliminates opportunities for hackers.
Other benefits include:
* Making free voice or video calls or sending IMs (instant messages) to other Gabriel members.
* Receiving spamless email.
* Sharing pictures or files that are immune to interception.
For more information, or to download Gabriel, visit www.gabrielsecure.com.