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Researchers Claim Memory Encryption Breakthrough

Researchers say they've achieved a breakthrough in how encryption can be used in technology called non-volatile main memory.

Dropbox Speaks Out on Data Security Controversy

I spoke with Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston to get the Dropbox side of the story on the encryption and terms of service controversy.

Dropbox Drops the Ball on Data Security

Dropbox is accused in an FTC complaint of lying and deliberately misleading customers about just how secure data is on the cloud-based storage service.

PCWorld Exclusive: Laplink's PC Lock Secures Notebook PCs

New utility PC Lock provides secure encryption as well as Web management for your important data.

Update: Dropbox Will Hand Over Your Files to the Feds If Asked

The popular cloud-storage service updates its security terms of service.

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.