Encryption

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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

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

5 big security mistakes coders make

Security errors are rife in application development. Here are five of the most egregious -- and common -- missteps

Windows admins get new tools against pass-the-hash attacks

Windows, Windows Server safer from pass-the-hash attacks. Score one for security admins -- if they follow other best practices, too

Horrifying confessions of a security sleuth

How bad is computer security in the business world? Complete disarray, if you believe a friend of mine who's worked in the industry forever. Behold his hair-raising tales

Encrypted instant messaging project seeks to obscure metadata

Invisible.im aims to allow people to have online chats but leave little digital forensic evidence

OpenSSL Project publishes roadmap to counter criticism

The project plans to implement code reviews, fix poor coding, and have better documentation

Encrypted Web traffic can reveal highly sensitive information

Merely knowing what pages a person views on a website can hint at personal details

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