If you are doing website development and have a local repository, or store website backups on your computer, you should strongly consider encrypting these sensitive files.
In the event that your computer is compromised, the encrypted container prevents an attacker from gaining access to your website (via database configuration files) and other private data.
This guide shows you how to install and use VeraCrypt – a free, open-source encryption tool that works on all operating systems, previously known as TrueCrypt.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Sucuri Blog authored by Caleb Lane. Read the original post at: https://blog.sucuri.net/2017/09/using-a-veracrypt-file-container-for-local-website-files.html