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Is Cloud-Based Backup Safe?

Melissa has her doubts about backing up online. Could her data be stolen?

How to Encrypt a Hard Drive

Use encryption to prevent outsiders from gaining easy access to data on your hard drives and flash drives.


How to Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Protect your wireless network against intrusion.

How to Password-Protect a Folder in Windows 7

A reader wants to know if there's a way to lock down a folder without installing third-party software. Here are some options, both with and without software.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Dropbox Authentication Error

Businesses need to review cloud permissions and policies in light of online file storage security mishap.

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.