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Why Email Can’t Be Protected From Government Surveillance

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Why Email Can’t Be Protected From Government Surveillance

“If you knew what I know about email, you might not use it either,” said the owner of secure email service Lavabit as he recently shut it down. “There is no way to do encrypted e-mail where the content is protected,” said Phil Zimmermann as he suddenly shut down Silent Circle’s secure email service. The reality is that email is fundamentally insecure and can never be protected from government surveillance in the same way some other communications can.

21-08-2013
Why Email Can’t Be Protected From Government Surveillance
3 Ways To Make Your Smartphone Communications More Secure

Android iPhone and iPad

3 Ways To Make Your Smartphone Communications More Secure

Total privacy! Or so we think, as our words and information went flying through the air. Not so: First it’s word of warrantless wiretapping, then it’s word of newspapers, lawyers, insurers and more hacking your communications, who’s next? How do we stop this? Unfortunately, laws are very after the fact, so you need to take some measures right now. This is where we look at how to secure your smartphone communications to make cherry-picking your information a lot harder.

12-08-2013
3 Ways To Make Your Smartphone Communications More Secure
4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures

Browsers Internet

4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures

The science (or art) of hiding messages is called steganography , and in the digital age, can be used to hide secret messages in innocent-looking images. Looking at the picture, you have no idea there’s a secret message hiding inside, but with the correct tools or passwords, the secret message can be revealed. As with everything, the digital and Internet age made creating these secret messages easier than ever.

24-05-2013
4+ Ways To Secretly Hide Messages In Pictures
KeePass Password Safe – The Ultimate Encrypted Password System [Windows, Portable]

Windows

KeePass Password Safe – The Ultimate Encrypted Password System [Windows, Portable]

Securely store your passwords. Complete with encryption and a decent password generator – not to mention plugins for Chrome and Firefox – KeePass just might be the best password management system out there. If you read our password management guide you will know the importance of having diverse passwords. Sure, using one password for all of your online services is simple…until someone compromises one of your accounts.

08-05-2013
KeePass Password Safe – The Ultimate Encrypted Password System [Windows, Portable]
Free Military-Grade Privacy For Your Files: How Bitlocker Works [Windows]

Windows

Free Military-Grade Privacy For Your Files: How Bitlocker Works [Windows]

Ever heard that quote about trying to explain how a television works to an ant? I’m not calling you an ant, even though you are hard-working and enjoy the occasional sip of aphid milk. What I am saying is that I’m going to explain how Windows BitLocker works, without you having to have a degree in computer science and cryptography experience.

12-04-2013
Free Military-Grade Privacy For Your Files: How Bitlocker Works [Windows]
Not Just For Paranoids: 4 Reasons To Encrypt Your Digital Life

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Not Just For Paranoids: 4 Reasons To Encrypt Your Digital Life

Encryption isn’t only for paranoid conspiracy theorists, nor is it just for tech geeks. Encryption is something every computer user can benefit from. Tech websites write about how you can encrypt your digital life, but we’ve all done a poor job of explaining why you should actually care. Now we’ll get back to basics and explain the many threats encryption can help protect you from.

29-03-2013
Not Just For Paranoids: 4 Reasons To Encrypt Your Digital Life
Stay Safe & Private With These 5 Encryption Add-Ons [Firefox]

Browsers

Stay Safe & Private With These 5 Encryption Add-Ons [Firefox]

Ciphers have been used throughout history to maintain secrecy and security for sensitive pieces of data. Instead of leaving important information out in the open and available to anyone for reading, these ciphers kept knowledge and messages locked away behind puzzles. At one time, those ciphers may have been simple, but now we have extremely powerful forms of encryption. Think about all of the sensitive data you transmit on a day-to-day basis through your browser.

05-03-2013
Stay Safe & Private With These 5 Encryption Add-Ons [Firefox]
What Is WEP Wi-Fi Encryption & Why Is It Really Insecure?

Technology Explained

What Is WEP Wi-Fi Encryption & Why Is It Really Insecure?

If you’ve set up a wireless network before, you’ve probably read or been told to use WPA2 instead of WEP, because WEP is bad. Why is that? And what is WEP anyway? Good questions. WEP was the first standardized way of securing wireless networks. It encrypts your data – which is good – but doesn’t do so well enough to stop people from eavesdropping – which is bad.

06-02-2013
What Is WEP Wi-Fi Encryption & Why Is It Really Insecure?
iTwin SecureBox Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

iTwin SecureBox Review and Giveaway

A few months ago, Joshua reviewed the iTwin — an interesting device ($99) which when plugged into a computer, automatically creates an unlimited and secure file sharing network. Now, the iTwin has been updated to include SecureBox, an encryption feature which utilises Dropbox. We’ll take you through iTwin SecureBox and show you exactly how it works. We’re also giving away 5 iTwins at the end of this review! So if you’re into file security and encryption, or if you’re someone who values privacy, you won’t want to miss this giveaway.

14-12-2012
iTwin SecureBox Review and Giveaway
How to Send Sensitive, Secure Emails, Passwords, and Files Without Fear

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How to Send Sensitive, Secure Emails, Passwords, and Files Without Fear

So, here’s a common case: You need to share a password with someone, but if you just email it to them, it’s going to languish in their inbox and be exposed to any future hacker that might gain access to their account. Or perhaps you want to share a longer note, but don’t want to email it for the same reason. No matter your scenario, I’ve rounded up several solid ways to get your data across securely and privately.

06-12-2012
How to Send Sensitive, Secure Emails, Passwords, and Files Without Fear
4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data

Linux Mac

4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data

Encryption is often considered the playground of geeks alone, but it doesn’t have to be. Encryption just means that information is scrambled and you can only access the real information with a special password or key. On an Internet where we don’t want our credit card numbers and other sensitive data exposed to prying eyes, encryption is an important tool.

05-12-2012
4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data
BoxCryptor: Keep Your Cloud Storage Safe With Powerful Encryption [Giveaway]

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BoxCryptor: Keep Your Cloud Storage Safe With Powerful Encryption [Giveaway]

Cloud storage services can be a lifesaver, especially when you keep backups of sensitive data on those clouds. The downside to cloud storage is that information is constantly passing between you and the server, and that information is not always secure. Backing up important data is smart–encrypting that data is even better so others can’t snoop in on it. BoxCryptor Unlimited Business is the cloud encryption solution for you. It’s available for USD $99.99 on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8 as well as Mac. But this week, we’re giving away 25 copies of BoxCryptor Unlimited Business worth a total of $2,500 for FREE!

12-11-2012
BoxCryptor: Keep Your Cloud Storage Safe With Powerful Encryption [Giveaway]
Hide The Pictures & Videos You Don’t Want Anyone To See With Hide It Pro [Android]

Android

Hide The Pictures & Videos You Don’t Want Anyone To See With Hide It Pro [Android]

Our cell phones are supposed to be private devices. But in the real world they often change hands. It could be a video of a drunken night or a JPEG of a scanned document. Privacy is sacrosanct. There are security utilities for Android which helps you create your own Fort Knox for hiding pictures, videos, and other sensitive files. Let me introduce you to Hide It Pro.

24-10-2012
Hide The Pictures & Videos You Don’t Want Anyone To See With Hide It Pro [Android]
6 Steps You Need To Take To Fortify Your Online Presence

Internet

6 Steps You Need To Take To Fortify Your Online Presence

These days, online safety feels like an overwhelming and complicated endeavor. Whether you’re answering e-mails, browsing the Internet, downloading music or buying things online, it seems like there are dangers everywhere you turn. You’ve got hackers trying to install keyloggers on your computer, shady characters attempting to intercept your Internet traffic, and criminals attempting to hack into your bank or Paypal account. With all of these threats, what on Earth is a regular user to do?

10-10-2012
6 Steps You Need To Take To Fortify Your Online Presence
Secure Your Dropbox, Google Drive, or SkyDrive With BoxCryptor [Giveaway]

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Secure Your Dropbox, Google Drive, or SkyDrive With BoxCryptor [Giveaway]

Cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive are slick and easy-to-use, but security is always a concern. If someone gained access to your account, they could view all your files. Encrypting your files protects them from prying eyes – if your account gets hacked or one of the service’s nosy employees snoops around, they won’t be able to view your files without your encryption password. Encryption can be hard to use, but BoxCryptor makes it easy. This week we’re giving away 25 copies of BoxCryptor’s Unlimited Business edition – that’s $2500 worth of software licenses!

02-08-2012
Secure Your Dropbox, Google Drive, or SkyDrive With BoxCryptor [Giveaway]
How To Protect Yourself From Government Cellphone Surveillance [Android]

Android

How To Protect Yourself From Government Cellphone Surveillance [Android]

Let’s face it, these days the likelihood that you are being monitored by someone is rising all the time. I’m not saying that everyone, everywhere faces the threat of cellphone surveillance, but there are plenty of situations where you could be at risk without realizing it.

26-07-2012
How To Protect Yourself From Government Cellphone Surveillance [Android]
5 Ways to Securely Encrypt Your Files in the Cloud

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5 Ways to Securely Encrypt Your Files in the Cloud

Your files may be encrypted in transit and on the cloud provider’s servers, but the cloud storage company can decrypt them — and anyone that gets access to your account can view the files. Client-side encryption is an essential way to protect your important data without giving up on cloud storage.

25-05-2012
5 Ways to Securely Encrypt Your Files in the Cloud
4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Encrypt Your Linux Partitions

Linux

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Encrypt Your Linux Partitions

Popular Linux distributions make it pretty easy to encrypt your home folder or even entire partitions if you’d like, without many issues. This is a great option to have if you’re someone who needs their data, whether it’s the home folder or entire partitions, that need to be encrypted. In most cases, all you need to do is select a check mark, and it’ll take care of the rest.

14-05-2012
4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Encrypt Your Linux Partitions
The German Privacy Foundation Crypto Stick – How & Why It Is More Secure

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The German Privacy Foundation Crypto Stick – How & Why It Is More Secure

New technologies are constantly being created in order to increase security, and many of those technologies eventually go away because of loopholes and other issues that are eventually discovered. No form of security is exempt from this, including any kind of security that involves transfer of communications. Or at least that’s what the status quo currently is.

23-04-2012
The German Privacy Foundation Crypto Stick – How & Why It Is More Secure
Encrypt Your Dropbox Files With BoxCryptor

Windows Linux

Encrypt Your Dropbox Files With BoxCryptor

Dropbox is a great service, but its security track record is nothing to be proud of. We’ve previously written about encrypted alternatives to Dropbox, but let’s be honest — Dropbox stands out among cloud storage services for its zen simplicity. Much as we’d like encryption, it’s hard to give up Dropbox. BoxCryptor is an encryption solution for anyone who wants encryption but just can’t let Dropbox go.

22-02-2012
Encrypt Your Dropbox Files With BoxCryptor
5 Tips On Keeping Sensitive Information Out Of Your Chat Logs & Emails

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5 Tips On Keeping Sensitive Information Out Of Your Chat Logs & Emails

So you’re talking to someone online and you need to share a password or another sensitive piece of information – what do you do? Send it in an email or instant message? Your sensitive information will sit around in email archives and chat logs forever. You’ll need one of those tricks up your sleeve. There are many ways to share a piece of information without it appearing in your chat logs and emails.

10-02-2012
5 Tips On Keeping Sensitive Information Out Of Your Chat Logs & Emails
What Everybody Ought to Know About Securing Their Mobile Phone

Android iPhone and iPad

What Everybody Ought to Know About Securing Their Mobile Phone

As the processing power of mobile phones continues to increase, so their use as a de facto communications and storage device gains more and more users. The end result is a society of connected individuals carrying around expensive hardware holding all of their most important data from contacts to document, music to movies and photos and games.

09-02-2012
What Everybody Ought to Know About Securing Their Mobile Phone
Encrypt Data Using The Right-Click Menu With Turbo-Secure [Linux]

Linux

Encrypt Data Using The Right-Click Menu With Turbo-Secure [Linux]

There are so many different ways of encrypting data, especially in Linux. My favorite method has always been using Truecrypt as it’s relatively easy to use and extremely effective. However, if you want to encrypt individual files, having to create a new container just for them might be a little impractical, especially when they aren’t similar files. Instead, there’s a nice little tool that will configure encryption options.

19-01-2012
Encrypt Data Using The Right-Click Menu With Turbo-Secure [Linux]