An update for the ProtonMail Bridge app offers to encrypt and decrypt emails that are stored locally for much quicker access. There's a new Status View and stability improvements as well.
Windows 11 Beta Channel gets Taskbar, File Explorer improvements, and ISOs
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Microsoft and Intel will help DARPA develop technology that allows computations to be performed on encrypted data. It's too intensive to do this today but DARPA hopes to crack the problem.
The National Crime Agency and international agencies have punched holes in UK criminal networks after an encrypted messenger app, EncroChat, was decrypted. Over 700 arrests have been made in the UK.
Australia is trying to introduce a new surveillance law that could be passed before November. It will require tech firms to decrypt encrypted messages and is based on the UK's Snooper's Charter.
Researchers from Positive Technologies have found a way to decrypt files affected by the NotPetya ransomware that struck at the end of June. Currently, the solution is too technical for most people.
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.
What if every website you loaded, movie you streamed, song you pirated, and email you sent was decrypted and stored for a year by your ISP? Scary? It's exactly what the UK is hoping to do.
It was recently reported that a German computer engineer outlined his plans to to crack GSM encryption and make his results public. Well now, he's actually done it. The New York Times is reporting that...