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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.

WinZip Courier Shrinks Files Sent With MS Outlook

Compress and encrypts e-mail attachments from directly inside Outlook with WinZip Courier.

Dell Offering First Encryption Product

Dell Wednesday announced its first endpoint encryption product, along with the possibility of factory installation on certain Dell PCs.

Firesheep, Blacksheep, and Protecting Your Wi-Fi Data

A Firefox plug-in called Firesheep illustrates how easy it is to eavesdrop wireless traffic, and provides the tool to enable anyone to do it.

Firefox Add-on Firesheep Brings Hacking to the Masses

A Firefox browser add-on called Firesheep makes hacking Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live accounts a snap over unencrypted wireless networks.


Best Password Managers: Top 4 Reviewed

These four password managers (1Password, Clipperz, LastPass, RoboForm) offer security anytime, anywhere

Symantec Unveils Strategy to Protect Mobile Devices and Data

Symantec announced a new tools and services to help IT admins, communications providers, and end users protect and secure mobile devices and the data they contain.

BlackBerry Backup Encryption Broken by Russians

A Russian company that specialises in cracking tools claims it has broken the password protection used to secure data backups from BlackBerry smartphones.


Encryption Won't Protect Your BlackBerry Now

A pair of Russian software developers have teamed on a password-cracking program for the BlackBerry.


What's Up With Encryption?

Indeed whatever the reason, encryption technologies seem to be behind a series of important security happenings of late.

Getting Your Data Safely Across the Border

The ACLU has sued the US government claiming that laptop searches without cause are a violation of Fourth Amendment rights, but you can take steps of your own to get your data across the border without legal action.