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Truecrypt encryption software still available for download

Truecrypt encryption software still available for download

It seems that Truecrypt is too popular a tool for people to give up on it and version 7.1a is still available for download. A website has sprung up at truecrypt.ch offering downloads of Truecrypt binaries and source code. The download site appears to have been set up by a Swiss national and provides links […]

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Truecrypt encryption software ceases production

Without Truecrypt, selecting encryption software is a lot harder.

On 28 May 2014, the developers of the reasonably infamous encryption software Truecrypt apparently announced that the program was over and that the risk of security weaknesses meant people should stop using it. Since this announcement, the¬†Truecrypt website at http://truecrypt.org now redirects to the Sourceforce page (http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/) which¬†reports that development ended in “5/2014” following Microsoft […]

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Encryption – it is your responsibility

Encryption – it is your responsibility

Encryption is important. This has always been well known, and with the recent revelations about PRISM and related Government monitoring of communications, people have become understandably more interested in the topic. However, keep in mind the fact that doing encryption wrong is worse than not doing it. In recent years it has become more and […]

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Security is the cheaper option – stop avoiding it.

Security is the cheaper option – stop avoiding it.

Another Data Protection Act fine (civil monetary penalty) was announced yesterday (25 Oct 12), and again it is largely the result of risk management mistakes meaning that a cheap preventative measure was ignored and, instead, a fairly hefty fine has been paid. The fine came as a result of a solicitor acting on behalf of […]

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