A Microsoft Outlook bug caused emails that were supposed to employ S/MIME encryption to also contain an unencrypted copy of the message content, potentially allowing interceptors to read it.
Iran has filed criminal charges against the CEO of Telegram, Pavel Durov. This effectively bans him from going to the country any time soon. Durov says Russia is considering similar laws.
A member of Adobe's security incident response team accidentally posted the private PGP key for its email account to a blog. Although removed, there are potential implications for the blunder.
Microsoft has just announced Azure confidential computing, a set of tools which brings data in use encyrption to the public cloud for the first time. You can sign up for early access now.
A ransomware variant infamous for encrypting the entire hard drive has returned to target large corporations and organizations. It also manipulates the Master Boot Record to prevent system access.
ProtonMail 3.10 has launched bringing with it several new features aimed at premium users. The most important addition is the inclusion of the organisation-oriented Professional plan.
IBM introduces the Z Mainframe, a breakthrough in data protection technology designed to safeguard online transactions and sensitive data from the epidemic of cyber attacks and data breaches.
With ransomware in the news almost every week, a new threat called LeakerLocker has emerged that affects Android users by extorting money from them, in exchange for not spreading private information.
Tim Cook said in a recent interview that Apple has assisted UK law enforcement with its investigation into who was involved with the latest terrorist attack at London Bridge on Saturday.
On May 25, 2018, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation becomes applicable. We take a look at what it is, what it does, and what steps companies are taking in order to comply with it.
A flaw in the way WannaCry operates has allowed a couple of researchers to create decryptors for those affected by the ransomware. That said, these solutions only work for some versions of Windows.
Ransomware has become infamous for asking those who fall victim to cough up cash to release their data. Now, a new one has sprung up that doesn't ask for money but makes you play a video game.
The porn sites have now defaulted to HTTPS encryption following the US Congress' vote to overturn the previous privacy rule that prohibited Internet Service Providers from selling users' information.
After being accused by a British newspaper of "refusing the Home Secretary's demand for more help on terror", a statement from Microsoft pointed out that it swiftly assisted authorities last week.
As tech firms are called upon to do more to help security and intelligence services to combat terrorism, Microsoft's Brad Smith says that there must be limits, in order to respect individual privacy.
In an aim to strengthen cybersecurity, Seagate has announced a partnership with Fornetix to bring new data encryption capabilities to its Government Solutions lineup of HDDs and SSDs.
The PC is interesting again, and although Intel no longer plays the most important role in the story, it certainly brings enough to the table to enable manufacturers to come up with creative designs.
To kick off the new year, Intel unveiled its new Core vPro CPUs, bringing the latest in performance to business users along with security technologies to help manage data security and authentication.
An infamous disk-wiping malware called KillDisk is now functioning as ransomware. It will demand a surprisingly steep amount of 222 bitcoins, or equal to almost $215,000 to unlock infected files.
ProtonMail, an easy to use encrypted email provider, says its user base has doubled since Donald Trump was elected President last week. The service was already popular with opponents of surveillance.
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A new strain of ransomware called CryPy has been discovered by researchers. Built in Python, the malware assigns a unique key for every file it encrypts, making it harder to have the files decrypted.
Apple's iOS 10 may be an outlier when it comes to improved security. Researchers are saying Apple took a big step backwards with the way it hashes backup passwords. Apple says it will fix the issue.
London's top cop explained he'd want a system that allowed law enforcement officers to remotely take over and stop a car if it was deemed necessary. The idea was part of a wider conversation on IT.
Elephone, a company known for making smartphones, has detailed plans for making a biometrically encrypted USB flash drive that uses an integrated fingerprint reader to encrypt and decrypt the drive.
According to a new report that polled over 500 IT heads at companies in different countries, ransomware infections are becoming more and more of a problem, especially for companies in the UK.
Government-linked hackers have targeted Iranian journalists, activists and other people, breaching Telegram accounts and absconding with 15 million phone numbers and IDs belonging to Iranian citizens.
The EU's Data Protection Supervisor has come out strongly in favor of safeguards for user privacy. This is in stark contrast to many institutions calling for backdoors and weak encryption.
The UK government has finally admitted that the wide-ranging powers over the digital world given to it by the Snooper's Charter would allow it to force companies into banning strong encryption.
Traditional ransomware encrypts user data and ransoms it for money. But a new strain of malicious software does away with the encryption bit and just deletes users' files even if they pay.
Facebook has released a new feature for its Messenger platform called 'Secret Conversations.' It offers end-to-end encryption messaging, for conversations with sensitive topics.
A security researcher has found an exploit-chain that can be used on Android devices with Qualcomm chips to break into the device's disk encryption. This exposes all of the user's data.
Mozilla, with the help of TODO, has released a new game called Codemoji which aims to introduce the idea of encryption to a wider audience by using emoji cyphers, and sharing emoji encoded messages.
Apple recently released a preview of iOS 10, in which the company left the OS kernel unencrypted, a move that could aid security researchers to find and report critical security vulnerabilities.
The Russian government wants to fine companies that don't decrypt their users' data when the authorities ask them to. Facebook Messenger, Telegram and WhatsApp are among those targeted.
Microsoft has discovered a new type of ransomware that not only encrypts an innocent user's computer files, but also takes the time to reproduce itself through removable drives and network drives.
An alleged changelog for the upcoming version of the iOS Facebook app shows end-to-end encryption is on the way in the near future, possibly as soon as the next app update, among other changes.
Google's brand new Allo app has received heavy criticism for not including end-to-end encryption by default. But there's hope, as one engineer inside the company is still fighting for that feature.
Microsoft says "all new devices and computers", including phones, that ship with "all SKUs" of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update must have Trusted Platform Module 2.0 support "enabled by default".
Let's Encrypt, the project aimed at securing connections to websites, has hit the three million mark with regards to the number of issued certificates. It left its beta phase less than a month ago.