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    How secure is iCloud?

    Reader John McKnight is concerned about iCloud’s security. He writes: “My wife has an iPhone 4s and we recently purchased an iPad Air. Both...

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    Automator workflow of the month: easily encrypt folders

    You can use Apple’s Disk Utility to convert a folder into an encrypted disk image – a protected archive that you unlock with a password. Such...

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    Switch to Mac: security basics

    When it comes to your security, the latest versions of Windows and OS X are comparable, but you still have a few key differences and settings to become...

  4. News 2
    Small businesses are moving to cloud storage despite reservations

    Business use of cloud services for handling sensitive infomation is skyrocketing, and a new study finds that corporate anxiety about the security...

  5. News
    Apple end-to-end encryption far from bulletproof

    Apple says it has end-to-end encryption for iMessage and FaceTime communications, but users should not interpret that as providing an ironclad defence...

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    Apple’s App Store lacked encryption protection for months

    Apple’s app store operated for months without the protection of SSL encryption, according to researchers. Apple announced it had fixed the problem...

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    Doubt cast on the security of Kim Dotcom’s Mega service

    Kim Dotcom’s bold new venture, the file-storage and sharing service Mega, is drawing criticism as security researchers analyse how the site...

  8. News
    Google expands encryption protection in Chrome browser

    Google will beef up security in the next release of its Chrome browser (version 25) by encrypting all search queries sent from the software. Currently,...

  9. Gadget Guide
    LaCie PetiteKey

    LaCie’s iamaKey – the USB stick that looks like a key – has grown up. Or, at least, it’s grown smaller. The PetiteKey is now 30 percent...

  10. News
    New Zealand to host Kim Dotcom’s website relaunch

    Former Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s website relaunch has taken a hit with Gabon’s government rejecting his Me.ga website domain. Dotcom...

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    Symantec broadens encryption options for Apple devices, Dropbox

    Symantec this week announced two new data encryption options, one that is file-based encryption for use with Dropbox, and the second that works as...

  12. News
    Apple’s tough iPhone security causes problems for law enforcement

    Apple’s iOS is so secure that it’s causing problems for law enforcement in criminal investigations. According to a MIT Technology Review, which reports that...

  13. Gadget Guide
    LaCie RuggedKey

    The latest rugged USB drive to come from LaCie is designed to protect your data from heat, cold and water, and survive a drop from 100m. The USB 3.0...

  14. News
    Firefox to turn on default encryption for all Google searches

    Mozilla is currently testing default encrypted Google searches for all Firefox users, with the intent to make all Google searches encrypted in the...

  15. App Guide 1
    DataVault Password Manager

    Your personal data can never be too secure, especially when it’s on a device that’s with you everywhere you go. DataVault Password Manager is...

  16. News
    Symantec to release encryption viewer for iOS

    More employees are using their iOS devices in the workplace. That’s good from an employee morale standpoint, but not so good when it comes to the...

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    "Locking" an external hard drive

    Keen to lock down an external hard drive so nobody could view its contents if they found or stole it?

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