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NordLocker vs VeraCrypt Review

Your choice of encryption software can have a major impact on the safety of enterprise data, however. Learn more in this NordLocker vs VeraCrypt review.
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How to Use LUKS with a Detached Header

Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) is the de-facto standard block device encryption format on Linux. Learn how to use LUKS with a detached header here.
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Vulnerability in cryptsetup Allows Decrypting Part of LUKS2-Encrypted Device

An attacker with physical access to the medium could use this flaw to force a user into permanently disabling the encryption layer of that medium.
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Using GPG to Encrypt and Decrypt Files on Linux [Hands-on for Beginners]

A basic hands-on tutorial that shows you how to get started with encrypting and decrypting files with GPG in Linux.
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Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to FaceTime by Apple

FaceTime forces many to stay locked into a proprietary world. Its end-to-end encryption doesn’t let in Linux users. What are the best free and open source alternatives to FaceTime?
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How to Encrypt Block Devices Using LUKS on Linux

In this article, we will learn how to encrypt block devices in Linux using LUKS. LUKS is the Linux encryption layer that can be used to encrypt the entire root partition, a logical volume, or a specific partition. Learn more here.
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age – simple file encryption tool by Google

age is a command-line tool that encrypts files. These files are binary, add around 200 bytes of overhead per recipient, together with 16 bytes every 64K of plaintext. age doesn’t offer disk encryption. Instead, it’s designed to be a simple, modern, and secure command-line file encryption tool. File encryption helps protect your data by encrypting […]

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New Python-Based Ransomware Encrypts Virtual Machines Quickly

Sophos cybersecurity researchers have discovered a Python-based ransomware operation that escalated from a compromised corporate network to encrypted virtual machines in just three hours. VMware ESXi datastores rarely have endpoint protection, the researchers noted, and they host virtual machines (VMs) that likely run critical services for the business, making them a very attractive target for hackers. In the threat landscape, it’s […]

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Linux Apps: PeaZip 8.2.0 Released

PeaZip is an open source, cross-platform archive management software that offers encryption and compression functions and can open and extract over 200 archive types. It can schedule archives, create self-extracting archives, and can even be used as a portable program without installation. The software is available under the open source LGPLv3 license and is free […]

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OpenSSL 3.0 Officially Released After 3 Years of Development Work

The OpenSSL Software Foundation released a completely refreshed version of the OpenSSL software, that handles much of the encrypted communications on the Internet. After over 7,500 commits and contributions from over 350 different authors, OpenSSL 3.0 …

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8 Best Password Managers for Linux in 2021

Password managers help users to improve their online security not only by securing their passwords, but also by helping them generate strong and randomized passwords and encrypting them in a digital vault. Learn about 8 of the best password managers fo…

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A Privacy Review of Tribler, the Onion-Routed BitTorrent App

Tribler is a free and open-source file-sharing app for Linux, macOS, and Windows. It adds something unique to the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol: onion routing. Onion routing, best known from the Tor Browser project, is a network routing scheme that relays connections via multiple proxies. Tribler encrypts your connections in layers so that each relay proxy […]

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Mozilla Thunderbird 91 Released as a Massive Update with Numerous New Features and Improvements

Thunderbird 91 comes a little over a year after the Thunderbird 78 series, and brings a revamped account setup wizard with support for setting up signatures, encryption and CalDAV calendars, a new user interface for adding attachments, the ability to change the order of accounts in the UI, and the ability to redirect emails. This […]

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Top 5 Software Tools for Linux with Data Encryption

Data encryption is a must-have feature in today’s world of cybersecurity. It allows you to encode your data making it unintelligible to someone who doesn’t have the authorized access. To be more secure online, it might be a good idea to opt for software that comes with this useful feature by default. In this article, […]

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How to Install MediaWiki with Nginx and Encrypting SSL on Ubuntu 20.04

MediaWiki is an open-source wiki software written in PHP. It allows you to create your own self-hosted wiki website on the server. In this post, we will show you how to install MediaWiki with Nginx and how to encrypt SSL on Ubuntu 20.04.
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How to Install and Use ProtonVPN on Desktop Linux

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an encrypted tunnel that extends over a public network. It allows users to securely browse and access resources over an internet connection with the utmost privacy and confidentiality. ProtonVPN is a high-speed Swiss-based VPN that secures your precious data, such as passwords, using an encrypted tunnel. Learn how to install and […]

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How to Restrict SSH Access to Certain Users in Linux

OpenSSH (Secure Shell) is a standard connectivity program for logging into a remote machine using the SSH protocol for executing commands on the remote machine. It encrypts all network traffic between client and server to eradicate eavesdropping, conne…

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