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A software development project launched Monday aims to create free tools that simplify the encryption of online forms of communication like email, instant messaging, SMS and more by solving the complexity associated with the exchange and management of encryption keys.
By Lucian Constantin | 16 September, 2014 03:40
Developers of the popular Enigmail email security extension for Thunderbird have fixed several issues that could have exposed messages users believed to be encrypted.
By Lucian Constantin | 10 September, 2014 02:49
A file-encrypting ransomware program called CryptoWall infected over 600,000 computer systems in the past six months and held 5 billion files hostage, earning its creators more than US$1 million, researchers found.
By Lucian Constantin | 29 August, 2014 22:24
Technology development firm Allied Minds says it has set up a new company, Whitewood Encryption Systems, to develop quantum-crypto technology under an R&D licensing arrangement with Los Alamos National Laboratory.
By Ellen Messmer | 29 August, 2014 00:27
Facebook has moved to beef up its servers by agreeing to buy cybersecurity startup PrivateCore.
By Sharon Gaudin | 08 August, 2014 06:06
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
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