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Open-source project, Crypton, seeks to make encryption easier

An open-source software project aims to give software developers a simple way to wrap encryption into their applications to thwart online surveillance efforts.

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How to run your own private PRISM program like the NSA

Why should the NSA have all the surveillance fun? Its PRISM spy software is built into a wide variety of tools available to everybody.

Encryption can’t protect your data while you’re logged in

If you don't use a password to unlock your computer, smartphone, or tablet, most encryption software won't protect your private or proprietary data if the device is lost or stolen.

Five essential security measures to protect your business—no matter its size

Take these basic steps to safeguard your business's invaluable information assets.

Review: BoxCryptor encrypts data in the cloud

Leaving your files in the cloud doesn't feel all that secure. BoxCryptor adds encryption so you can use cloud storage and keep your peace of mind.

12 easy PC tasks you should be doing (but aren't)

The excuses end here! Get your PC into tip-top shape by performing these 12 simple tweaks.

Kaspersky launches all-in-one security tool for SMBs

Kaspersky aims for its new product to consolidate and simplify computer security for small businesses.

Tools for the paranoid: 5 free security tools to protect your data

Whether we work with trade secrets or just prefer to keep our stock trades secret, we all have data that's invaluable to us--and valuable to online evildoers. PCWorld reveals five free tools for protecting passwords, browsing anonymously, and encrypting our most precious documents.

IronKey Workspace, a Windows 8 PC on a stick: Hands-on

This new IronKey USB drive lets you boot up an encryption-secured Windows 8 PC on any computer.

Review: OpenPuff steganography tool hides confidential data in plain sight

The ancient practice of steganography (hiding a message in something else) goes free and open-source with OpenPuff. This powerful utility lets you hide data in images, videos, and other files.