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    Use the tools listed in this section to protect, destroy, or recover important information. In this chapter, you can also learn more about how to protect your sensitive information, destroy sensitive information, destroy identifying information or recover from information loss.

    Security in a Box Tool Guides

    Veracrypt

    Protect and encrypt your files

    Veracrypt

    (Linux, macOS, Windows)

    Free and open-source application that can encrypt some or all of the files on your computer.

    Download | See our guide and their documentation

    Cryptomator

    (Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows)

    Free and open-source application that uses independent encryption to protect files you upload to online storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

    Download | See their documentation

    Tella

    (Android and iOS)

    A free and open-source app designed for documenting human rights violations that securely hides photos, videos, audio recordings and files on your device.

    Download for Android and iOS | See their documentation

    Photos and videos

    ObscuraCam

    (Android)

    A free and open-source camera app that removes identifying information from photographs and from the metadata associated with them.

    Download from Google Play or F-Droid

    ProofMode

    (Android, iOS and Apple Silicon)

    A free and open-source camera app designed for documenting human rights violations, Proof Mode gives you the option to gather additional information, sign it cryptographically, and store it securely on your device when you take photographs or record video.

    Download for Android, iOS and Apple Silicon (Mac M1, M2)

    PutMask

    (Android)

    A privacy-friendly Android app to blur faces and other sensitive details in videos.

    Download from Google Play | See their tutorials

    Remove metadata from pictures, videos and other files

    ExifCleaner

    (Linux, macOS, Windows)

    A free and open-source application that removes identifying information from the metadata in photos, videos and PDF files.

    Download

    Scrambled EXIF

    (Android)

    A free and open-source app that removes identifying information from the metadata in photos.

    Download from Google Play or F-Droid

    MetaX

    (iOS, macOS)

    A free and open-source app that removes identifying information from the metadata in photos.

    Download from the App Store

    Destroy sensitive files

    BleachBit

    (Linux, macOS, Windows)

    A free and open-source application that removes traces of your work from various programs (see cleaners repository), clears browser trackers, and securely destroys files you have deleted.

    Download | See their guide

    CCleaner

    (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS)

    Removes traces of your work from various programs, clears browser trackers, and securely destroys files you have deleted.

    Download for Windows, macOS, iOS from the App Store or Android from Google Play | See their documentation

    Eraser

    (Windows)

    Eraser is a free and open-source secure data removal tool for Windows. It completely removes sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.

    Download | See their video guides

    Recover your files

    Photorec

    (Linux, macOS, Windows)

    Recover lost or deleted files on your computer or external storage devices.

    Download | See their guide

    Recuva

    (Windows)

    Recover lost or deleted files on your Windows PC or SD card.

    Download | See their documentation