Encryption

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OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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The four Mac security options everyone should know

By default, the Mac is pretty secure. But with the help of a couple of built-in options, you can make it even more so

Google's work on full encryption chugs along, with Yahoo's help

Code has been migrated to GitHub to foster involvement from the wider tech community

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A shadowy consortium opposes your Internet privacy

A cabal of communications companies wants to kill a new Internet standard that will make your Web experience faster and safer

NSA spy program targets mobile networks worldwide

The NSA has conducted a covert campaign to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide, according to the latest revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden....

BitTorrent dismisses security concerns raised about its Sync app

The cryptographic implementation is solid and cannot be compromsied through a remote server, the company says

EFF, Mozilla back new certificate authority that will offer free SSL certificates

The new CA is called Let's Encrypt and its goal is to encourage the widespread adoption of SSL/TLS on the Internet

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Don't put all your encryption keys in Amazon's basket yet

Amazon's Key Management Service strives to offer all-in-one key management for enterprises, but right now, it's best for protecting data already in AWS

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Device loss, not hacking, poses greatest risk to health care data

California DOJ report on data breaches shows most losses in health care revolve around stolen devices, due to weak use of encryption

Google releases tool to test apps, devices for SSL/TLS weaknesses

The tool simulates man-in-the-middle attacks to detect SSL/TLS vulnerabilities and implementation issues

Clueless FBI sabotages its own anti-encryption campaign

FBI Director Comey says smartphone encryption puts law enforcement in peril. Too bad he doesn't seem to understand technology

Apple to stop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications next week

Apple is one of many companies moving to shut down the vulnerable encryption protocol for good

Browser makers spell out anti-POODLE plans

The top three browser makers announced yesterday how they will deal with the design flaw in SSL 3.0 after researchers revealed that their "POODLE" attack method can steal encrypted information and pilfer browser session cookies.

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Anonabox project to offer online anonymity through Tor

The tiny device is an open-source, plug-and-play wireless router that automatically encrypts data and sends it through the Tor network

Microsoft takes the hassle out of Office 365 email encryption

The Office 365 Message Encryption service no longer requires that email recipients have a Microsoft user account to view messages

CloudFlare aims to simplify SSL encryption with free service

Having encryption is critical to advancing a more secure future of the Internet, according to CloudFlare

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Here are the limits of Apple's iOS 8 privacy features

The privacy improvements in the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system provide necessary, but limited, protection to customers, experts say.

Apple's iOS 8 fixes enterprise Wi-Fi authentication hijacking issue

A weakness in Apple's Wi-Fi implementation could give hackers access to enterprise wireless networks, researchers say

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

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