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Bemoaning The Abrupt End Of TrueCrypt

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If you’ve been following news about security and encryption tools, no doubt you’ve heard of the shutdown of popular open source encryption tool TrueCrypt. Given that using TrueCrypt was considered one of a handful of ways for individuals to protect data in the wake of recent NSA spying revelations, this unexpected news has rocked the Internet. I’ve been waiting for more details to surface from developer about the shutdown, but things are far too silent for my liking. I thought I’d take a look at what happened, what’s out there and whether we should all abandon TrueCrypt altogether.

CWL Best: TrueCrypt

Truecrypt LogoAs a computer user, one of the most important things you can do is encrypt sensitive data you use. In the past I have spoken about encrypting passwords using the Keepass application, but what if you wanted a tool to encrypt all the files too? Well, yes, you could use something like Bitlocker, or you could use an incredibly useful and versatile open source tool called TrueCrypt

Review: Zorin OS, Doing Windows On Linux

With big changes coming in the next version of Windows, many will be out looking for alternatives to the very clear movement towards simplification in Windows. One option that has been around for years is that of a Linux – but it has always been a difficult sell for Windows users to switch. The problem is, that most Linux systems feel like, well, Linux. What if there was a Linux version aimed directly at Windows users? There is probably more than one, but one I wanted to look at was Zorin OS, let me show you what I think.
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