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Lockdown: How to secure your PC without going crazy

Digital privacy is within your grasp with this practical beginner's guide to encryption.

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Review: IDriveSync secures cloud storage

IDriveSync is an easy-to-use cloud storage and syncing solution that offers added security missing from some of its rivals. It offers both AES 256-bit and private key encryption, which will appeal to anyone who's weary of weak cloud-based security.

When you encrypt a file or a hard drive, is it really secure?

Porcupins asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if encryption standards like AES really make your data secure.

Lawmakers pledge to change hacking law during Swartz memorial

U.S. lawmakers pledged to rewrite an antihacking law as hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C., to mourn the death of Internet activist and innovator Aaron Swartz.

A road warrior's guide to locking down your laptop

Have notebook, will travel? Here's how to protect your valuable notebook against prying eyes, snatching hands, and malicious Wi-Fi connections.

Firefox turns 8 and gets a key security boost

By enforcing HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) for select domains, the beta version of Firefox 17 aims to enhance users' privacy and security online.

What you should know about MIcrosoft's new BitLocker Management

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Management (MBAM) 2.0 improves on its predecessor to make it simpler to encrypt and protect data.

Review: DiskCryptor a worthwhile encryption program that's easy to use

Encrypt entire drives with DiskCryptor, which runs as a service and is configured via a dialog. It also works in Windows 8 desktop mode.

How to encrypt your cloud storage for free

BoxCryptor is a freemium, easy-to-use encryption program that can help you keep your data private in the cloud.

Safely send private information over the Internet

KenWid10 asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum how best to send encrypted information to someone over the Internet

Get ready: Microsoft is raising the bar for encryption keys

Next week's Patch Tuesday is exceptionally light, but IT admins may still be busy getting ready for new cryptographic key requirements being driven by Microsoft.

Does the Windows logon password protect your data?

After discovering how easy it is to recover data from a hard drive removed from one PC and attached to another, Melker asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if password protecting Windows actually protects your data.

Shamoon Malware Cripples Windows PCs to Cover Tracks

Security companies, including Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab and U.S. antivirus vendor Symantec, have not yet figured out what kind of data Shamoon is looking for, then stealing.

New Standard Pushes for a More Secure Web

New draft encryption guidelines from the NIST call for support for more secure extended validation certificates.

Defcon Wi-Fi Hack Called No Threat to Enterprise WLANs

For Wi-Fi networks that are properly using 802.1X authentication, and that have transport layer security properly implemented, the impact of this exploit is essentially zero, experts say.

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