Even though a number of people have expressed interest in continuing the development of TrueCrypt, the future of these projects is questionable as one of the TrueCrypt developers feels that "forking" the software would not be a good idea.
University of Sussex student Simon Bell has reverse-engineered the Android Simplocker (Simplelocker) ransomware, and has created a Java program that can be converted into an Android app to decrypt the files encrypted by the malware.
Amazon Web Services has some good news for users of S3, its popular online file storage web service: they can now use their own encryption keys to protect their data at rest.
While speculation continues around the fate of popular disk encryption software TrueCrypt, Sophos conducted a survey of over 100 IT professionals regarding their use of encryption.
The world seems to be turning its attention to the notion of data encryption, and Google is the latest to jump on the bandwagon.