Research by the Ponemon Institute found half of the 4000 business and IT managers surveyed host sensitive or confidential data in cloud environments.
It also found 61 per cent of respondents believe cloud adoption has increased their companies' security posture.
The libfvde project's open source library and tools allow users to access data on volumes that have been encrypted with Apple's FileVault2 hard disk encryption program on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. With libfvde and fvdetools, these volumes can be read using either a Mac OS X or a Linux system.
Research in Motion refuted on Wednesday a new round of Indian media reports, which claim that the BlackBerry maker has granted the Indian government the encryption keys to its secure corporate email and messaging services.
India is one of the Canadian smartphone maker's few growing markets, where it is expanding aggressively. The company is facing falling sales elsewhere as customers abandon the BlackBerry in favour of Apple's iPhone and a slew of devices using Google Inc's Android software, leading to RIM's shares falling by more than 50 percent over the past one year.
LastPass has added two new security features to its popular online password management system; access via TOR (The Onion Router) has been disabled and users can now limit logins to specific countries.
Premium users of the system can already enable two-factor authentication (or limit access to specific computers) as well as increase SHA-256 iterations to confuse brute-forcing of passwords but the company hopes that outlawing access via the anonymising TOR system will cut off another avenue of attack.
Researchers have devised an attack against a Microsoft-developed authentication scheme that makes it trivial to break the encryption used by hundreds of anonymity and security services, including the iPredator virtual private network offered to users of The Pirate Bay.