A new version of the famous ransomware Cryptolocker named TeslaCrypt has been released, and is out to target gamers. It holds game files hostage unless a payment in bitcoins is made.
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A Brazilian judge has ordered a nationwide temporary ban of WhatsApp following the company's refusal to help in an investigation related to child pornography. Despite the ban, it is working normally.
Lenovo has seemingly been caught pushing known adware to its users. Pre-installed on a number of Lenovo systems, the software inserts ads, and has the potential to steal private encrypted data.
Kim Dotcom, founder of Mega, is looking to launch a new chat and video calling service with a strong focus on privacy and end-to-end encryption. The entrepreneur is supposedly looking to take on Skype
Whatsapp is partnering with a startup to bring end to end encryption to its messaging service in hopes of bolstering both the security and the privacy of its users regardless of what device they use.
Samsung has partnered with Blackberry to integrate Blackberry's BES12 security software into Samsung's Android smartphones. What benefits does this bring to both companies?
Despite previously blocking connections from the popular online privacy network Tor, Facebook has finally added the ability for users who want extra privacy to connect via a special .onion address.
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Should we be trusting our data to the nameless, faceless cloud and if so, can we protect ourselves at all? If not, why do so many people trust their data to companies they know nothing about?
The CryptoLocker ransomware has been cracked by the researchers at Fox-IT and FireEye, and a free decryption tool to decrypt the locked files has been made available to the public.
A music artist has challenged the NSA by sending them a mixtape encoded by private key-based cryptograph. David Huerta ensured the NSA cannot crack his "kickass" cassette without the private key.
Microsoft is taking big strides to secure your data and has announced today that they are encrypting both inbound and outbound Outlook.com emails, as well as your data stored on OneDrive.
Another newly discovered bug in OpenSSL opens up the potential for an attacker to read and steal your information without you being able to detect it, but it's still nowhere near as bad as Heartbleed.
The fate of Truecrypt is still unknown, but a group of dedicated people are trying to resurrect the project by hosting a website in Switzerland and laying the groundwork for a revival.
The TrueCrypt website is saying that the software is no longer considered secure and that users should use BitLocker instead. The question raging around the Internet is whether this is legit or not.
A newly-discovered bug in iOS 7 has revealed that any email attachments sent from an iOS 7 device will not properly encrypt, leaving files potentially vulnerable to attacks.
John McAfee, in partnership with the start-up Etransfr, have released a smartphone app called Chadder (pronounced "chatter") that enables end-to-end IM encryption.
Open source encryption application TrueCrypt has been audited for potential security flaws and has been found to contain some vulnerabilities but no backdoors which could be used to spy on users.
In an attempt to force ISPs to act as legal agencies, and outlaw the right not to turn over your email passwords, the Attorney General has used 68 pages to display technological ignorance.
More details have been revealed on how Microsoft will improve the encryption of its online services like SkyDrive and Outlook.com so they cannot be read by the NSA and other groups.
Microsoft has confirmed reports it plans to upgrade the encryption for its online services to try to prevent its data from being used by government spy agencies like the NSA.
After the recent spying scandal surrounding the NSA, many internet companies are doing their best to prove their services are secure. Yahoo will start encrypting all user data in the following months.
One of the largest data breaches in Europe's recent history has led to 1.5 million people having some personal information stolen and over 70,000 have had unencrypted credit card data stolen.
Two supposedly secure email services, Silent Email and Lavabit, closed within a matter of hours of each other, with concerns about government pressure over 'high-profile' users of the services.
Microsoft has announced plans for an "enterprise feature pack" for Windows Phone 8, bringing VPN support, encrypted email, MDM policies to control handset functionality and app installation, and more.
The US Department of Defense has approved Samsung phones running a secure version of Android, known as 'Knox', for use by American soldiers, with further devices expecting approval this month.
With cloud based storage & sharing becoming ever present in the home, Dropbox are venturing into the corporate world by introducing Dropbox for Business, adding security and collaborative features.
The “encryption-enabler” browser add-on made by the EFF collective gets a new update, adding up many web sites to its protection list and promising a safer World Wide Web for everyone.
After a rocky launch, Apple invested more heavily into iPhone security, which is now so good that security experts believe it to be impossible to crack by the NSA's standards.
A new company plans to offer encrypted communications “for the masses” on any digital device or computer available nowadays. For a fee, because on-line privacy costs money.
Imagine a heavily guarded supercomputer deep in the desert, keeping tabs on everything that passes through the net, all the while working to break the encryption. Sound like bad Sci-Fi? It's not.
TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted drive. On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted without user intervention.
TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted drive. On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any user intervention. No data...
Pakistan has banned all unauthorized VPN use, and has requested ISPs to report customers who continue to use this technology. Big Brother is watching...
Microsoft has launched its brand new encrypted Wireless Desktop 2000 keyboard and mouse hardware set. The keyboard becomes the company’s first device to feature Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-Bit Encryption, the same technology that is...
A Buffalo, NY man had a rude awakening one morning when federal officers broke down the door to his house, threw him down the stairs and aimed assault weapons at him while yelling, “Pedophile!” ...
Twitter today announced the introduction of improvements to its HTTPS access by allowing users to permanently access the site via HTTPS. In a post to their blog, the company detailed the changes that will allow...
Researchers at the University of California in San Diego have found that the tried and true techniques used to erase a typical hard drive aren't quite as effective when used on solid state drives(SSD). The...
Today’s Apple rumor mill mentions the possibility that Mac OS 10.7 Lion will ship with a cloud-based FileVault, allowing encrypted file storage on Apple’s servers. The rumor comes about thanks to the release of a...
In response to a scathing article in the Wall Street Journal last week that revealed Facebook apps collecting and selling user information to ad networks and other data mining outfits, Facebook posted today in its...
Windows 7 can allow potentially incriminating data (such as child pornography) to be encrypted on a user's hard drive and make detection by police "impossible", experts in Australia claim. Speaking to News.com.au, Hetty Johnson, a...
One major barrier to entry into the business world is security. RIM has earned a solid reputation with reliable and secure data transmissions along with Microsoft. As Apple attempts to show that its...
Microsoft Security Advisory warned today that a possible attack against the MD5 hash digital certificate could allow an attacker to generate their own certificate with information from the original. Microsoft warned that only the...
Perfect secrecy has come a step closer with the launch of the world's first computer network protected by unbreakable quantum encryption at a scientific conference in Vienna. The network connects six locations across Vienna...
Encrypted information held on a laptop is more vulnerable than previously thought, US research has shown. Scientists have shown that it is possible to recover the key that unscrambles data from a PC's memory. It...
As if an ISP filtering what content gets to you wasn't enough, Cary Sherman of the infamous RIAA says that the only way to really defeat piracy is via a client-side monitoring service, much like...
German police are unable to decipher the encryption used in the Internet telephone software Skype to monitor calls by suspected criminals and terrorists, Germany's top police officer said on Thursday. Skype allows users to make...
Random numbers are critical for cryptography: for encryption keys, random authentication challenges, initialization vectors, nonces, key-agreement schemes, generating prime numbers and so on. Break the random-number generator, and most of the time you break the...
Seagate is to build automatic encryption into all its enterprise hard drives, the company announced at Storage Expo 2007 in London. All enterprise drives will be fitted with Seagate's Full Disk Encryption (FDE) as standard....
A new "unbreakable" encryption method will be keep votes safe for citizens in the Swiss canton of Geneva during the country's upcoming national elections, according to Nicolas Gisin of the University of Geneva. The city-state...