The convenience, cost-effectiveness and flexibility of email and instant messaging make them extremely valuable for individuals and organisations with even the most limited access to the internet. Unfortunately, these digital alternatives to traditional means of communication can not always be relied upon to keep sensitive information private. The flexibility of internet communication tools and the strength of modern encryption can now provide a level of privacy that was once available only to national military and intelligence organisations. By following the guidelines and exploring the software discussed in this guide, you can greatly improve your communication security.


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This how-to guide is part of Security in-a-box

The Security in-a-box toolkit was created to meet the digital security and privacy needs of advocates and human rights defenders. Security in-a-box includes a How-to Booklet which addresses a number of important digital security issues. It also provides a collection of Hands-on Guides each with a particular freeware or open source software tool, as well as instructions on how you can use that tool to secure your computer, protect your information or maintain the privacy of your internet communication.

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