Floola

Manage music, photos, video, podcasts, and more with this full-featured, standalone iPod utility.

GOM Media Player

Watch any video file--even broken ones--without having to hunt for codecs.

Apricorn Aegis Bio Encrypted Hard Drive

The Aegis Bio encrypted hard drive has a fingerprint scanner and software that secures both the drive and the contents of your PC.

Seagate Maxtor BlackArmor Encrypted Hard Drive

The BlackArmor encrypted hard drive is tops for its intuitive out-of-the-box experience, good utilities bundle, and reasonable price.

Kingston DataTraveler Vault--Privacy Edition Encrypted USB Flash Drive

Kingston's encrypted drive provides ultimate data protection in a portable flash model, but for a steep price.

Lenovo ThinkPad USB Secure Hard Drive

Lenovo's cool, capable, and encrypted data-sharing device will appeal to business users and techies alike.

LaCie d2 Safe Encrypted Hard Drive

The solid, relatively inexpensive d2 Safe is one of the few encrypted hard drives suitable for both Macs and PCs.

Encrypted Drives Keep Your Files Safe

In the war against lost or stolen information, these secure, portable drives are the special forces.

SanDisk Cruzer Contour Secure USB Flash Drive

The SanDisk Cruzer Contour U3 flash drive can take a licking and still maintain your data, but it lacks high-end encryption.

Data Locker Pro AES Edition Encrypted Hard Drive

The touch-screen controls on the Data Locker Pro encrypted drive look like a gimmick, but they make common tasks far easier.

Apricorn Aegis Vault Encrypted Hard Drive

Apricorn's Aegis Vault encrypted hard drive sports a convenient built-in USB cable.

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How to Protect Your Online Passwords

Password protection is easy with a password manager like Bruce Schneier's Password Safe or the Portableapps.com version of the KeePass software. Using a dirty public PC? Scan it first with free ClamWin antivirus software.

How to Lock Down the Data in Your Apps

Microsoft's Remove Hidden Data tool makes sure that no embarrassing comments are left in your older Microsoft Office documents. For Office 2007, use the Document Inspector command to vet your metadata. Also: NASA tells you how to make sure blacked out info in electronic documents remains unavailable.

How to Stop Operating-System Attacks

Ads for DriveCleaner, WinFixer, Antivirus XP, Antivirus 2009 and others pop up on PCs all the time, but the software may be fraudulent or ineffective. Also: Mac users need security updates, too.

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How to Beat Card Skimmer Scams and Other Money Drains

Use free IE or Firefox plug-in Amazon PriceWatch or the Price Protectr site to make sure you don't pay too much online. Also: Advice for dealing with card skimmer ATM scams.