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For the second time in as many weeks, a senior U.S. government official has warned that widespread use of encryption could harm investigations.
By Martyn Williams | 01 October, 2014 06:31
The cybercriminals behind the CryptoWall ransomware threat have stepped up their game and are digitally signing new samples before using them in attacks in an attempt to bypass antivirus detection.
By Lucian Constantin | 30 September, 2014 01:38
More and more websites are looking to enable SSL encryption to protect their visitors from eavesdroppers and hackers. Now web infrastructure company CloudFlare will make it a bit easier by adding that feature to the free version of its hosting service.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 30 September, 2014 00:34
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is concerned about moves by Apple and Google to include encryption on smartphones, the agency's director said Thursday.
By Grant Gross | 26 September, 2014 07:05
Google, Dropbox and the Open Technology Fund are supporting a new organization focused on making open-source security and privacy tools more user-friendly.
By Lucian Constantin | 20 September, 2014 03:32
FreeOTFE may sound like a political bumper sticker, but it stands for "Free On The Fly Encryption." The "Free" part is self-explanatory; "On The Fly Encryption" refers to the encrypting/decrypting of data as it is written to or read from your hard disk.
By Ian Harac | 09 March, 2011 06:09
Despite the convenience, free public Wi-Fi networks like those found in hotels, Starbucks, and McDonald's are also a serious risk when it comes to your data and personal information.
By Tony Bradley | 11 November, 2010 07:42
Losing your laptop can be expensive in three ways. First, you'll spend hundreds or thousands of dollars to replace the hardware. Second, you'll suffer the time and aggravation of restoring your data, all the while hoping you have everything backed up properly. But most expensive? Surviving the backlash and legal consequences of losing customer data, financial records and private company information.
By James E. Gaskin | 14 May, 2009 04:34
Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?
By Bob Violino | 10 March, 2014 11:04
The government's insistence, in its dispute with Lavabit, that cloud service providers hand over their encryption keys when asked, has refocused attention on the issue of key ownership and management in the cloud.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 15 November, 2013 11:41
An encryption initiative runs into the law of unintended consequences, since the legal department can't search encrypted emails for e-discovery purposes.
By Mathias Thurman | 14 January, 2013 11:04
Whitepapers about encryption
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