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UK student develops antidote for first Android file-encrypting ransomware

A hardcoded encryption key allows recovering files held hostage by the Simplocker Android malware

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Amazon AWS continues to use TrueCrypt despite project's demise

Importing and exporting data from Amazon Simple Storage Service requires TrueCrypt

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Security-focused Blackphones launch in three weeks, designed to lock down data

Carriers in Europe and the Americas have committed to selling the secure handset, Silent Circle and Geeksphone say

Comcast plans to encrypt email exchanged with Google's Gmail

A spokesman for Comcast says that the company plans to work with Google's Gmail to enable encryption, after Google essentially calls the company out for its lack of security.

So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Don't trust TrueCrypt anymore. Take a look at a few of the options available to you.

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A beginner's guide to BitLocker, Windows' built-in encryption tool

Now that TrueCrypt is seemingly gone, here's how to get started with BitLocker, the encryption tool Microsoft built right into many versions of Windows.

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TrueCrypt now encouraging users to use Microsoft's Bitlocker

The TrueCrypt Web page is now encouraging users to instead encrypt files using Microsoft's Bitlocker technology, because of apparent security issues. Is TrueCrypt dead?

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Aegis Padlock SSD Review: Small, fast, FIPS-secure, and expensive

The secure USB 3.0 Aegis Padlock SSD undeniably convenient, fast, and handy, but costs more than twice as much as secure hard drive solutions.

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.