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 Thursday, 29-May-2014  20:31:12 (GMT +10) - by Agg

A few people passed on a message from TrueCrypt, who has warned that they may not be secure and recommends using something else. The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms. You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform. Coverage here, here, here and here. It's not clear if there is an actual issue or if it's just saying there might be due to discontinued development.

The Curiosity Show has released their first new episode since 1990. I loved this show as a kid! For the first time in more than 20 years, Australia's much-loved kids' science program, the Curiosity Show, has partnered with Kellogg Australia to create a new episode all in the name of educating Aussie parents and their children about breakfast nutrition. It's not as Kellogg-spammy as I expected. Discussion here.

BF3 on Origin is free at the moment. Carve a path through your opponents with destructible environments, vehicular combat and huge multiplayer maps.

The boss of Spotify Australia says they are fighting music piracy successfully. Contrary to the insistence of media analysts, music piracy in Australia is not endemic, and streaming music services have contributed to stemming that flow — that’s the claim made by Spotify Australian chief Kate Vale, whose company is finishing up a project on Spotify’s impact on Australian piracy.

The 2013 CERT Australia Cyber Crime and Security Survey is available for download. The annual surveys are designed to obtain a better understanding of how cyber incidents are affecting the businesses that form part of Australia’s systems of national interest – the businesses that partner with CERT Australia. The findings from the surveys provide a picture of the current cyber security measures these businesses have in place; the recent cyber incidents they have experienced; and their reporting of them.

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