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Toss your bike key with BitLock Bluetooth lock

Just walk up to your bike, push a button, and it's unlocked. If you want to share your wheels, an app gives others access.

By October 15, 2013


Cold boot encryption-bypassing source code published

Source code is now available to utilities that can bypass programs like Microsoft's BitLocker and Apple's FileVault in some circumstances.

By July 21, 2008


Windows 7 security: An overall improvement?

Microsoft is making some changes to User Account Control and the Windows firewall, plus extending BitLocker to removable devices in its next operating system.

By October 30, 2008


Disk encryption may not be secure enough, new research finds

Microsoft's BitLocker, Apple's FileVault, and Linux's dm-crypt won't protect your data in many circumstances, including having your computer locked with a screen saver.

By February 21, 2008


Ep. 1119: Do we want Google knowing every site we go to?

Google is opening a DNS service that will provide the service of resolving those domain names you type in, into the website servers you want to visit. But that could really give Google a complete picture of who you are. Do you want that? We also chat about the World Cup coming in 3D and the results of BitLocker encryption being broken.

By December 4, 2009


Windows Phone 8 gets security thumbs-up from US government

Will government security accreditation increase the adoption rates of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8?

By September 18, 2013


Deciphering Surface updates: What users got and when

As January comes to a close, here's another attempt at making sense of the firmware updates Microsoft delivered this month for ARM- and Intel-based Surfaces.

By January 28, 2014


How to secure an external hard drive with Windows 7

While convenient, USB drives can easily get lost or stolen. Find out how to secure your USB drive (and other storage devices) in just a few clicks.

By August 10, 2011


Lose your laptop? Change all passwords, pronto

Stanford University researcher shows how to bypass Windows' built-in encryption that Web browsers, instant messaging clients, and other programs used to store user passwords.

By August 8, 2011


Microsoft delivers new batch of Surface firmware updates

For Patch Tuesday, Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2 users get multiple keyboard, Bluetooth, and wireless network firmware updates.

By March 11, 2014