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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

Expired Google certificate temporarily disrupts Gmail service

Google let a certificate linked to the Gmail SMTP server expire, causing issues for third-party email clients

Firefox 37 supports easier encryption option than HTTPS

For sites that can't support HTTPS, Firefox 37 now supports a simpler option: opportunistic encryption

Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

The EFF said the GitHub attack reinforces the case for more websites enabling HTTPS encyption

Google catches bad digital certificates from Egyptian company

An Egyptian company issued unauthorized digital certificates for Google's services, a major no-no

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Upgrade now: Older OpenSSL versions vulnerable to FREAK attack

The OpenSSL project shared the high-severity vulnerability privately in advance as part of a post-Heartbleed strategy for security disclosures

OpenSSL mystery patches due for release Thursday

No details of the vulnerabilities are available yet, but one flaw is rated of 'high' severity

Researchers find same RSA encryption key used 28,000 times

Another look at the impact of the FREAK flaw has turned up some surprising findings

Yahoo puts email encryption plug-in source code up for review

A plug-in that will enable end-to-end encryption of email messages should be ready by year end

Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

The U.S. government still supports using encryption but has questions about law enforcement access to data

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Email security hits the gold standard -- but not via Google or Yahoo

German e-government service gets OpenPGP-based plug-ins, but their impact is unlikely to be widespread

Survey finds faith in Internet trust system fading fast

A Ponemon survey of more than 2,000 IT pros finds increased reliance on and fading faith in Public Key encryption

Microsoft fixes FREAK vulnerability in Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has issued five critical patches among its 14 updates for for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office

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Apple secures Safari against FREAK attacks

Updates to iOS and OS X fix serious SSL/TLS encryption flaw; other browser makers have yet to fix their products

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10 security startups to watch in 2015

With IT spending on security on the increase, here are 10 security newcomers hoping to be worthy of corporate customers

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Time for all Windows users to FREAK out over encryption bug

Microsoft confirms Windows vulnerable to FREAK attacks, and researchers say Internet Explorer users are also at risk

Time to FREAK out? How to tell if you're vulnerable

Not everyone is vulnerable to the FREAK flaw, researchers disclosed. Here's how to tell if you are

FREAK is another serious security flaw in the Web's encryption

U.S. export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web

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