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Egypt Has Blocked Encrypted Messaging App Signal

An anonymous reader writes: Egypt has blocked its residents from accessing encrypted messaging app Signal, according to the application's developer. Mada Masr, an Egypt-based media organization, reported yesterday that several users took to Twitter o...
by Futuristic Car Design on Dec 20, 2016

Evernote Reverses Course On Opt-out Privacy Policy That Would've Exposed Users' Content To Employees

Evernote has withdrawn planned changes to its privacy policy that would have permitted some employees to view the content of users' note, as the company works on new features that rely on machine-learning technology. From a report on VentureBeat: The...
by Remote Network on Dec 16, 2016

Encryption Backdoor Sneaks Into UK Law

Coisiche found a disturbing article from The Register about the U.K.'s new "Snoopers' Charter" law that has implications for tech companies around the world: Among the many unpleasant things in the Investigatory Powers Act that was officially signed...
by Futuristic Car Design on Dec 3, 2016

Encryption Training Video – Infinite Skills

Encryption Training Video – Infinite Skills English | Size: 1.93 GB (2,067,766,336 Bytes)Category: CBTs Software developers world-wide place a great deal of trust in the encryption technologies used to protect privacy and sensitive data. W...
by Tutorials For Download on Sep 4, 2016

FBI Director Says Prolific Default Encryption Hurting Government Spying Efforts

SonicSpike quotes a report from ABC News: FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation...
by Remote Network on Aug 30, 2016

PSA: PlayStation Network Gets Two-Step Verification

Consider this a public service announcement: Sony has (finally) added two-factor authentication to PlayStation Network accounts. If you're a PlayStation user and are reading this right now, you really should go set it up so that someone doesn't try t...
by Remote Network on Aug 25, 2016

Pryvate Now: The Way To Hide Those Pryin’ Eyes

Privacy is on many online consumers’ minds at the moment. With the constant threat of hacks, and rumours and reports of companies selling on your information to insidious third parties, many people are very mindful of what exactly they’re...
by iPhoneGlance on Aug 16, 2016

The Drill Down 436: Tech’s Master Plans

On this week's Drill Down podcast, Wikileaks leaks DNC emails, Verizon buys Yahoo, the future for Tesla & Facebook, can police unlock your iPhone by 3D-printing your fingerprint?  ...and much, much more! [...] The post The Drill Down 436: Tech&#...
by Geeks of Doom on Jul 29, 2016

UK Gov Says New Home Sec Will Have Powers To Ban End-to-end Encryption

An anonymous reader writes: During a committee stage debate in the UK's House of Lords yesterday, the government revealed that the Investigatory Powers Bill will provide any Secretary of State with the ability to force communication service providers...
by Remote Network on Jul 15, 2016

Windows Malware Poses As Ransomware, Just Deletes Victims' Files

An anonymous reader writes: Ranscam, a ransom malware reported by Cisco's Talos Security Intelligence group, claims to have encrypted victims' files and hold them for ransom, but in actuality it has already deleted those files and is simply trying to...
by Remote Network on Jul 14, 2016

VPN Provider Removes Russian Presence After Servers Seized

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Stack: VPN provider Private Internet Access has pulled out of Russia in the wake of new internet surveillance legislation in the country. The company claims that some of its Russian servers were seized by...
by Remote Network on Jul 12, 2016

FBI Agent: Decrypting Data 'Fundamentally Alters' Evidence

Joseph Cox, reporting for Motherboard: An FBI agent has brought up an interesting question about the nature of digital evidence: Does decrypting encrypted data "fundamentally alter" it, therefore contaminating it as forensic evidence? According to a...
by Remote Network on Jul 12, 2016

MIT Says Their Anonymity Network Is More Secure Than Tor

An anonymous reader writes from a report via PC Magazine: Following the recent vulnerabilities in Tor, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne have been working on...
by Remote Network on Jul 11, 2016

Researchers Develop A Way To Stop Ransomware By Watching The Filesystem

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Ransomware -- what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents -- is an exploding global problem with few solutions, but a team of University of...
by Futuristic Car Design on Jul 8, 2016

Putin Gives Federal Security Agents Two Weeks To Produce 'Encryption Keys' For The Internet

An anonymous reader writes: The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has ordered the Federal Security Service (FSB) to produce "encryption keys" to decrypt all data on the internet, and the FSB has two weeks to do it, Meduza reports.
by Remote Network on Jul 8, 2016

US Efforts To Regulate Encryption Have Been Flawed, Government Report Finds

An anonymous reader writes from a report via The Guardian: U.S. Republican congressional staff said in a report released Wednesday that previous efforts to regulate privacy technology were flawed and that lawmakers need to learn more about technology...
by Remote Network on Jun 30, 2016

Kernel of iOS 10 Preview Is Not Encrypted -- Nobody Knows Why

Security experts are claiming that iOS 10 preview, which Apple made available to enthusiasts last week, is not secure. iOS 10 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. It will be available to standard customers later this year (likely...
by Futuristic Car Design on Jun 22, 2016

Smartphone Users Are Paying For Their Own Surveillance

Nicola Hahn writes: While top secret NSA documents continue to trickle into the public sphere, tech industry leaders have endeavored to reassure anxious users by extolling the benefits of strong encryption. Rising demand among users for better privac...
by Futuristic Car Design on Jun 20, 2016

Non-US Encryption Is 'Theoretical', Claims CIA Chief In Backdoor Debate

Iain Thomson, writing for The Register: CIA director John Brennan told U.S. senators they shouldn't worry about mandatory encryption backdoors hurting American businesses. And that's because, according to Brennan, there's no one else for people to tu...
by Remote Network on Jun 17, 2016

Hacker Steals 45 Million Accounts From Hundreds of Car, Tech, Sports Forums

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A hacker has stolen tens of millions of accounts from over a thousand popular forums, which host popular car, tech, and sports communities. The stolen database contains close to 45 million records from...
by Remote Network on Jun 14, 2016


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