TrueCrypt 7.1 Encryption Software Released

I have been using the encryption software TrueCrypt for a long, long time. Cannot really remember when I first started using it but it must have been around the time when Windows […]

Avoiding EFS Encryption Disasters in Windows

Our data is becoming more and more important to us as we're keeping ever more of our lives on our PCs, tablets, smartphones and in the cloud.  Currently there are precious few […]

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Text Encryption Made Easy With Scrambled Egg

As kids, we had our own secret codes and words that we used to communicate when outsiders were around. That was a basic from of cryptography. Computer users today have sophisticated tools […]

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SecretSync, Security Layer To Protect Sensitive Files On Dropbox

The popular file synchronization and hosting service Dropbox encrypts all uploaded files and folders automatically to protect network snooping and other forms of attack and unauthorized access to those files. Dropbox recently […]

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Storing Data In The Cloud With Dropbox And TrueCrypt

In Why You Need To Protect Your Data In The Cloud I have explained why it is important to protect data that you upload to the cloud. In this guide, I will […]

Why You Need To Protect Your Data In The Cloud

Several events recently have shown some of the weaknesses, or dangers, of cloud based hosting, and the need for information and guides to aid users in protecting their data in the cloud. […]

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Toshiba Self-Encrypting Hard Drives With Host Authorization

The best way to protect data on one of your storage devices is to encrypt it. There are several free solutions out there, for instance by using the Open Source encryption software […]

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Disguising True Crypt Volumes In MP4 Videos

I have reviewed TCHunt yesterday, a free program to scan a computer system for unmounted True Crypt containers. The program can be used to prove the existence of an encrypted container on […]


TCHunt, Search For TrueCrypt Volumes

TCHunt is a small portable application that can be used to find encrypted True Crypt volumes on the system. It has been specifically designed to demonstrate the possibility of finding True Crypt […]

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Encrypt Your Windows Pagefile To Improve Security

There is nothing better than encrypting the system partition and all other partitions if you want to protect your files from unauthorized access. There are still ways around this but they require […]

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How To Backup True Crypt Data To Be Prepared For Emergencies

I have been using the encryption software True Crypt for years and ran only once into a situation where I nearly lost all the data on one of the partitions. Back then […]

Solid State Drives And Encryption, A No-Go?

Modern Solid State Drives are faster than their platter-driven brethren. They do have additional advantages like being completely silent when operating and better shock proof. The disadvantages are the high price per […]


BoxCryptor: Dropbox and Co Realtime Encryption

BoxCryptor is a encryption software that encrypts cloud storage files and folders to protect them from unauthorized third-party access. Update: Boxcryptor is still available as a free service that users may use […]


Resize TrueCrypt Volumes With Extcv

I have reviewed the open source tool Extcv back in July and came to the conclusion that it offered TrueCrypt users an elegant and unobtrusive option to resize the TrueCrypt volume on […]


TruPax, Create TrueCrypt Containers Without True Crypt

It is not that complicated to create a TrueCrypt container, but it does take some time. You need the TrueCrypt software obviously to do that, and someone with admin rights to install […]

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Essential True Crypt Tips

I have been working with True-Crypt for several years now, and like the open source program a lot. That much, that I'm still using it and not Microsoft's Bitlocker which is an […]

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Increase Size Of True Crypt Container Instantly

Users of the encryption software True Crypt have the option to encrypt a full partition of a hard drive, or a container with a specific file size, say 20 Gigabytes. Problems arise […]

Encrypting email in Evolution

Evolution is an outstanding groupware suite with one of the finest email clients in all of Linux-land. For many users the standard email setup is great. It does everything they need: it […]