Encryption

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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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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

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