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Toshiba Self-Encrypting Hard Drive Has Promise

Toshiba’s self-encrypting hard drive offers robust security features, yet it may be overkill for small businesses.

Twitter Embeds Encryption to Foil Firesheep Hackers

Twitter users are being urged to turn on the service's new https encryption setting to close a security loophole.

Make Encrypted Containers With BestCrypt

Easily create, manipulate, and use encrypted virtual drives with security program BestCrypt.

Free, Open Source FreeOTFE Encrypts Disks Handily

Free disk encryption program free OTFA supports USB installs, hidden volumes, and PDAs.

Cost of Average Data Breach Climbs to $7.2 Million

Data loss prevention costs money, but I can virtually guarantee that protecting data costs less than the $7.2 million.

Use TrueCrypt and Close Security Holes With Open Source Encryption

Secure your data with powerful, free encryption program TrueCrypt.


This free, open-source encryption program lets you place files and folders in "safes" of any size.

Vendors Tap Into Cloud Security Concerns With New Encryption Tools

Security vendors are rolling out new technologies designed to let companies take advantage of cloud computing environments without exposing sensitive data...

Portable App Encrypt Stick Adds Secure Browser

Version 5 of this USB encrypting software includes a secure browser in the paid version--and neither the paid nor the free version still installs nothing on your PC.

How Digital Rights Management Could Ensure Cloud Security

Could much-despised Digital Rights Management (DRM) be an equitable solution to cloud security concerns?

Self-Encrypted Drives Set to Become Standard Fare

As secure data storage becomes more crucial, more companies are moving to on-board data encryption.

Former Contractor Says FBI Put Back Door in OpenBSD

A former government contractor says that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation installed a number of back doors into the encryption software used by the...

Encrypt Sensitive Data for Free with Cryptainer LE

This free security app protects your files in encrypted virtual drives.

WikiLeaks: Don't Shoot the Messenger

WikiLeaks is taking a lot of heat for exposing sensitive information, but the real issue is the fact that WikiLeaks was able to obtain the confidential data in the first place.

Ransomware Attack Resurfaces to Hold Files Hostage

New GpCode ransomware variant encrypts files and holds them hostage--extorting $120 in exchange for the key to salvage them.