Encryption

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Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

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How encryption keys could be stolen by your lunch

A device hidden in pita bread can collect signals that can betray encryption keys

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Startup touts safe sharing of Office 365 documents

Vera encrypts documents and enforces policies on who can decrypt, when and what they can do with documents once they are opened

Free SSL/TLS certificate project moves closer to launch

Let's Encrypt will start issuing a few free digital certificates next month while it ensures the system is reliable

Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

Allowing encryption workarounds would give other governments cause to do the same, tech industry groups warned

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Tim Cook takes shots at Google, NSA during speech on privacy and encryption

Apple's CEO is highly critical of companies that sell personal user data to advertisers. But is Cook throwing stones in Apple's glass house?

New LogJam encryption flaw puts Web surfers at risk

LogJam is closely related to the FREAK security vulnerability and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

5 encryption errors developers keep making

If there is one technology that can alleviate the impact of security breaches, it’s encryption -- but you have to do it right

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Top security tools in the fight against cyber crime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these security tools as you can

Free tool reveals mobile apps sending unencrypted data

Datapp is designed to help users see what mobile data isn't protected

Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems

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Mozilla: It's HTTPS or bust for Firefox

Mozilla's plan to compel the use of encryption by default in Firefox faces backlash from Web developers

Lawmakers criticize FBI's request for encryption back doors

It's impossible to ensure that only good guys will be able to access them, lawmakers say

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Mitchell Hashimoto follows up Vagrant with Vault key encryption

Vault not only stores encryption keys and credentials, but generates them automatically for use in services and APIs

With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, cryptographers said

EMC Syncplicity lets enterprises manage their own encryption keys

Syncplicity's Customer Managed Keys feature uses rights management software that customers can run on their own hardware

VMware aims to offer more secure access to enterprise apps

VMware combines iOS and Android encryption with its NSX platform to make it easier for admins to control mobile resources

Free tool may decrypt files encrypted by CoinVault ransomware

Dutch police obtained CoinVault decryption keys and have shared them with the world

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Linux Foundation's new mission: Cheap, easy Web encryption

The Linux Foundation is lending support to the Let's Encrypt project, to make it both free and simple for any Web server to encrypt connections

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