Tag Archives: data encryption

TrueCrypt tutorial

TrueCrypt is a free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux. With TrueCrypt you can create virtual encrypted drives,  encrypt entire partitions and removable devices or entire hard drives. Watch this tutorial by Thirdfoundation for Windows or the MAC Version by Obrien1979

UPDATE (Oct 14): The development of Truecrypt has been discontinued by its creator but a team of developers has taken up the task of carrying on its legacy through TCnext (TrueCrypt next). For more information please read “About TCnext“.

These videos below are based on an older version of TrueCrypt, but after installation you will see that it looks all the same. For the most up-to-date version go to https://truecrypt.ch/downloads/

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Laptop, mobile and Firefox security

I have been reading some interesting blog posts with suggested security measures for mobile devices, laptops and online.

  1. Lessons I Learned When My Laptop Was Stolen – On http://lifehacker.com
  2. How to Track and (Potentially) Recover Your Stolen Laptop or Android with Prey – On http://lifehacker.com
  3. How To Protect Your Login Information From Firesheep – on http://techcrunch.com

The posts are really worth reading, and also the comments on them. In case you want to use this post as a bookmark for future reference, like I do, here is a list of the solutions mentioned in the posts above.

  1. TrueCrypt – data encryption
  2. Prey Project – track and (potentially) recover stolen laptop, Android or iPhone
  3. Force-TLS Firefox addon – force selected websites to use HTTPS

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