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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.

How to encrypt (almost) anything

Adding a layer of protection to your data is easier than you think. Here's how to get started with the software and drives you use every day.

Could China blocking VPNs lead to spying on business?

An upgraded 'Great Firewall of China' can reportedly block the encrypted communications methods used by VPN systems.

Review: BestCrypt lives up to its name with excellent features

The best is expensive, but your money buys you a classy complete security solution in BestCrypt. Most end-users, however, will do fine with freebies such as TrueCrypt.

TrueCrypt vs. encrypted .zip files

Trinu, who keeps sensitive data inside AES-encrypted .zip archives, asked the Answer Line forum about the advantages and disadvantages of switching to TrueCrypt.

Lock and encode your flash drives with BitLocker to Go encryption in Windows 8

How Windows 8 Professional and Enterprise users should encrypt their external drives—for free.

What you should know about MIcrosoft's new BitLocker Management

Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Management (MBAM) 2.0 improves on its predecessor to make it simpler to encrypt and protect data.

Safely send private information over the Internet

KenWid10 asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum how best to send encrypted information to someone over the Internet