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Hider 2 review: Create a secure digital hidey-hole on your Mac

Hider 2 isn't a perfect solution for securing your data, but it will likely suit the needs of the average non-spy.

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Review: IDriveSync secures cloud storage

IDriveSync is an easy-to-use cloud storage and syncing solution that offers added security missing from some of its rivals. It offers both AES 256-bit and private key encryption, which will appeal to anyone who's weary of weak cloud-based security.

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AgileBits offers cheaper 1Password as older version loses Dropbox sync

AgileBits on Thursday announced a temporary $10 savings on 1Password for iOS, because the older version of the app is losing its ability to sync via Dropbox.

Automator workflow of the month: Easily encrypt folders

It's possible to create encrypted disk images with Apple's Disk Utility, but why bother when you can do it faster and more easily with Automator?

Remains of the Day: Crimes and misdemeanors

iOS apps are still using UUIDs, and your iMessages may not be as secure as you thought, but that one guy is really, really sorry that he sold that iPhone 4 prototype.

Just how snoop-proof is your Mac?

If someone has physical access to your Mac and you've taken no steps to encrypt its data, it's game over. Chris Breen explains.

When you encrypt a file or a hard drive, is it really secure?

Porcupins asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if encryption standards like AES really make your data secure.

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Symantec's new encryption options for Apple mobile devices, Dropbox file-sharing

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 an extension to the Apple iOS mail client to encrypt and decrypt documents.

Easily encrypt drives in Mountain Lion

OS X has long let you use Disk Utility to encrypt removable drives to prevent other people from accessing your data. But doing so used to require you to use Disk Utility and navigate its many options, menus, and buttons. In Mountain Lion, the process is much easier. Here's how to do it. We also show you how to encrypt your Time Machine backup drives.

Remains of the Day: Screwed up

Apple licenses certain significant patents to one of its historical arch-rivals. Elsewhere, another leak may or may not show off a key iPhone part, but it's always good to be skeptical, because you never know when you might get screwed.

Encrypt any disk in Mountain Lion

One of the more interesting (and less visible) new features in Mountain Lion is the ability to encrypt almost any disk, even simple USB flash drives. Here's how to access this hidden option.

Three Gems-heavy bundles offer great bargains

Three current software bundles include Mac Gems, offering a slew of good software at even-better-than-usual prices.

Remains of the Day: Glassy-eyed

Google thinks the future of technology is only a little better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, while the company's CEO says Apple fronting on Android is just that--a front.

Easy encryption with Disk Utility

Are there tools for encrypting folders on your Mac? Sure. But before going there, take a second look at Disk Utility.

New tool patches security hole in DNS

OpenDNS has released DNSCrypt, a preference pane that encrypts DNS lookups and so makes Web surfing and email safer.