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Feds appeal loss in PGP compelled-passphrase case

A magistrate judge has ruled that, thanks to the Fifth Amendment, a criminal defendant cannot be compelled to divulge his PGP passphrase. The U.S. Justice Department is appealing.

By Jan. 18, 2008


Judge: Man can't be forced to divulge encryption passphrase

In what could potentially be a landmark Vermont case, judge says thanks to the Fifth Amendment, a child pornography defendant doesn't need to turn over his laptop's PGP passphrase.

By Dec. 14, 2007


How to encrypt selected text in Evernote desktop

Keep your sensitive data secure in Evernote by encrypting it.

By Aug. 10, 2012


How to respond to a data-breach notification

When a company contacts you about a potential loss of your personal data to hackers, you may be left wondering what information was stolen and the potential consequences.

By Aug. 20, 2013


DOJ: No comment on forcing encryption passphrases

A recent federal judge rejected the Department of Justice's request to force a defendant to cough up his PGP passphrase. We were unsuccessful in getting the agency to elaborate.

By Dec. 18, 2007


How to change an encrypted volume's password in OS X

While encrypting and decrypting a volume can be done on the fly, the option for changing its password is a bit hidden.

By May. 28, 2013


Home networking explained, part 6: Keep your network secure

CNET editor Dong Ngo offers a few (OK, five or six) simple tips on keeping your home network secure.

By Apr. 22, 2013


How hackable is your password? McAfee offers password tips

The security vendor is out with a few rules and reminders for creating strong passwords designed to thwart the bad guys.

By May. 7, 2013


DOJ takes swipe at EFF over encryption passphrases

Federal prosecutors say guide prepared by Electronic Frontier Foundation buttresses their position on whether Americans can be forced to divulge their passphrases.

By Jul. 22, 2011


Utilities Updates: OmniWeb 5.1.3 beta 1; Cookie Assassin 1.0; FontBook 4.4; more

Utilities Updates: OmniWeb 5.1.3 beta 1; Cookie Assassin 1.0; FontBook 4.4; more

By Nov. 17, 2005