Should I encrypt my backup?

So I’ve already encrypted my computer, however I do have a physical hard drive (HDD) that I back up to, which is unencrypted and easily accessible by just plugging it in. I don’t really have a good place to secure the drive, so I was wondering if it is a good idea to encrypt this backup. For reference, I live in a home with multiple other people. I also am using file history as my method of backing up. I am unfortunately not in the financial state to afford other redundant measures like cloud storage.



You can keep it at a bank vault. They’re usually the most reliable place to store backups. Encrypt HDD tho.

Yes the backup should also be encrypted. There is no point in encrypting your computer but not the backup.