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View Poll Results: Privacy Solution of the Year
CipherShed 1 0.78%
CryFS 2 1.55%
GNUnet 1 0.78%
GnuPG 32 24.81%
Gryptonite 0 0%
KeePassX 26 20.16%
Privoxy 1 0.78%
Tor Browser Bundle 48 37.21%
TrueCrypt 4 3.10%
VeraCrypt 14 10.85%
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:23 PM   #1
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Privacy Solution of the Year


The Privacy Solution of the Year category was split into browser and non-browser options this year.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2018, 05:12 PM   #2
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Keepassx
 
Old 01-03-2018, 07:11 PM   #3
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I use Truecrypt (hard drive), GnuPG (mail) and KeepassX every day - that's a tough call
 
Old 01-04-2018, 05:00 AM   #4
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The Privacy Solution of the Year category was split into browser and non-browser options this year.
so which one is this?

also, i don't understand the choices.
how does keepassx compare to tor-browser?
i use both, and imho their purpose doesn't even overlap.
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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so which one is this?
The nominees and category descriptions should make this very clear.

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also, i don't understand the choices.
how does keepassx compare to tor-browser?
i use both, and imho their purpose doesn't even overlap.
This is explained very well in the MCA intro post, and you've been a member long enough to know the answer.

--jeremy
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:17 AM   #6
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I like the keepass compatible options. I found an Open Source program that will display keepassx compatible databases using a ncurses/pdcurses front end for those who prefer a console mode option or don't have X installed.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 04:41 PM   #7
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Astrill VPN.
 
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:51 PM   #8
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Hasn't TrueCrypt been discontinued?
 
Old 01-05-2018, 07:01 PM   #9
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Hasn't TrueCrypt been discontinued?
Yes, but the penultimate version 7.1a should still be fine and in fact has been audited (http://istruecryptauditedyet.com/) so people will still be using it.

Personally I've moved my encrypted containers on to VeraCrypt, which essentially took TrueCrypt 7.1a and continued developing it.
 
Old 01-23-2018, 05:51 AM   #10
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CryFS is possibly a little unknown for non KDE/Plasma users. There it just became integrated in the bottom menu bar with the latest updates (careful, there is momentarily no deleting test cases).

A teaser from their site (https://www.cryfs.org/)

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To hide file sizes, CryFS splits the content of a file into same-size blocks and encrypts these blocks individually. A tree structure is used to remember how the blocks belong together to form a file. This tree structure has very little overhead and itself is also stored using encrypted same-size blocks. To hide file metadata and directory structure, they are also represented using encrypted same-size blocks.
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Disclaimer: I am not part of the team or in any which way connected with them...

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Old 02-02-2018, 12:03 AM   #11
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Voted for Tor.
Why duckduckgo not listed here??that is good search engine.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 09:20 AM   #12
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Voted for Tor.
Why duckduckgo not listed here??that is good search engine.
Duckduckgo is a search engine. There is a better search engine called StartPage.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #13
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Voted for Tor.
Why duckduckgo not listed here??that is good search engine.
I second that motion for adding duckduckgo to the list.
 
Old 02-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #14
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Duckduckgo is a search engine. There is a better search engine called StartPage.
I've never heard of that one. I'll have to check it out.
 
Old 02-03-2018, 08:44 AM   #15
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I voted for GnuPG.

I also use loop-AES.
 
  


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