Encrypt!

The EFF are huge proponents of full-disk encryption with strong cryptography on every device you own. This is especially true if you’re concerned about having your mobile device seized at the border. A government forensics expert can easily crack any password or bypass it altogether (for example, by booting the system from a CD or USB device.) Full-disk encryption with a strong passphrase ensures that border agents can only enter your device with your consent. It also protects your data if your device is lost or stolen.

The EFF are huge proponents of full-disk encryption with strong cryptography on every device you own. This is especially true if you’re concerned about having your mobile device seized at the border. A government forensics expert can easily crack any password or bypass it altogether (for example, by booting the system from a CD or USB device.) Full-disk encryption with a strong passphrase ensures that border agents can only enter your device with your consent. It also protects your data if your device is lost or stolen.

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