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How to secure your data with Truecrypt in 11 easy steps!

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Truecrypt, is a free and open-source disk encryption software. In this post we will show you how to encrypt all your data using Truecrypt in 11 easy steps. With Truecrypt it is possible to encrypt a virtual disk (folder), a partition or a whole storage device. The two most beautiful things with Truecrypt are real-time instantaneous encryption and simple and easy setup.

http://ubuntumanual.org/posts/364/secure-your-data-with-truecrypt-in-11-easy-steps

Don't download the wrong VLC

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drbill.cc: I love VLC. It is one of the programs I install on all my systems, whether Windows, or Linux. BUT, some evil, nasty dewds are making the good name of VLC a “hook” to get you to download a modified mailware infested version! Grrrr!

7 Most Notorious Computer Hacker Groups of All Time

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junauza.com: Hackers and hacker groups were quite famous in the 80’s and 90’s but their popularity started fading since the Y2K days. Today, we are once again witnessing hackers threatening to take on giant corporations sending chills down everyone's spine.

Security of GNU/Linux Systems

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mrpogson.com: I was surprised to see Brazil in the list of systems compromised by “Anonymous” recently. To demonstrate the compromise, /etc/passwd from some systems was published.

Dropbox 'deceived' users over security: Files are open to government searches

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zdnet.com: Dropbox ‘deceived’ users about the security and encryption of its cloud storage services, according to a complaint made to the FTC.

Re: Botnets exploit Linux owners' ignorance

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dedoimedo.com: After Flaming retort, I have another rebuttal. Another piece of scaremongering, with overhyped drama and sensationalism, wrapped in tech lingo to make the crowds shudder with fear and reverence. Today, I want to talk to you about a short article called Botnets exploit Linux owners' ignorance.

Tiny Core Fraud on Source Forge

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Web

jeffhoogland.blogspot: If you watch new projects that are added to source forge then two weeks ago you might have noticed that Tiny Core Linux was added to their projects. I thought this was a little bit odd.

Pwn2Own: Chrome, Android, Firefox own; Safari, IE8, iOS, BB get pwned

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afterdawn.com: Two days into the Pwn2Own hacking challenge, only a few still remain. So far, hackers have not been able to exploit Mozilla Firefox 3.6, Google Chrome, and the mobile Android OS.

Why Pwn2Own doesn't target Linux

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internetnews.com: The annual Pwn2Own hacking challenge kicks off today, pitting security researchers against web browsers and mobile platforms. The HP TippingPoint sponsored event grows every year to include more platforms, though Linux isn't among them.

Linux distributor security list destroyed after hacker compromise

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BSD

zdnet.com: Hackers have compromised a private e-mail list used by Linux and BSD distributors to share information on embargoed security vulnerabilities and used a backdoor to sniff e-mail traffic, according to the moderator of the list.

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