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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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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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CloudFlare aims to prevent future Heartbleeds with Keyless SSL

CDN mavens CloudFlare have a new system for implementing SSL in the cloud while keeping the private keys elsewhere

How Google tiff with certificate authorities can impact you

Certificate authorities want Google to give websites more time to make security changes before issuing warnings through the Chrome browser

CryptoWall held over half a million computers hostage, encrypted 5 billion files

The cyber criminals behind this dangerous ransomware program have received $1 million so far, researchers from Dell SecureWorks said

Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach

It's the first time Heartbleed has been linked to an attack of this size and type

How Yahoo email encryption could help your business

Yahoo's browser plug-in for end-to-end encryption could provide an easy-to-use solution for encrypting webmail

OpenSSL, critical encryption component, gets nine software fixes

None of the problems are as bad as Heartbleed, but administrators are advised to patch

Google lowers search ranking of websites that don't use encryption

The move is intended to promote better security practices across the Web

iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls

Open-source Signal app is compatible with RedPhone, its Android sibling

Android vulnerability allows malware to compromise most devices and apps

Attackers can impersonate trusted developers to gain powerful privileges on the OS, researchers from Bluebox Security say

Virtru launches business email encryption service for Google Apps

The service, which allows for fine administrator control of messaging, is free to try through later this year

iOS devices are still safe -- from everybody except Apple and the NSA

Security researcher says undocumented services allow Apple and law enforcement to access the contents of any iOS device

Stealthy 'Critroni' ransomware uses Tor, could replace Cryptolocker

The Cryptolocker takedown has led to a better designed, more resilient ransomware threat

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden plans to work on easy-to-use privacy tools

Edward Snowden has some plans for the future and they include making privacy and encryption tools easier to use

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