After our Windows encryption showdown, reader Jerod passed along this tip to make sure your encrypted volumes, especially external hard drives, in Windows play nicely with other platforms like OS X -- just format them as exFAT, and they will be mountable, readable and writable everywhere you go.
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TrueCrypt, one of our favourite encryption tools of the past few years, has finally finished undergoing a security audit. Here's how it fared, and what that means for you
There is really no getting around the fact that staying secure on the Internet is hard, if not impossible, to achieve. Yes, users can do more to keep themselves safe by adopting good security practices. They can choose strong passwords that they don't reuse for different sites. They can avoid disclosing personal details online and for users that are particularly security conscious, can encrypt the contents of their hard disks. Ultimately however, users have to rely on the software they are using to be secure, especially security software. If this isn't the case, then no end of good habits will prevent others from secretly siphoning information they can later exploit.