Encryption News, Articles and Updates
Creators of the rival Petya and Mischa ransomware programmes have leaked the private keys of Chimera ransomware.
Brazilian Judge Daniel Barbosa's order threatened telecommunications companies Oi, Nextel, TIM and Vivo e Claro with fines of about $15,000 daily if they didn't block WhatsApp, which is used by 93 percent of Brazilians.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told a crowd in Cleveland that she would push tech companies to cooperate with government requests for help in tracking and identifying terrorists and foiling their plots.
Apple did the right thing by rebuffing the FBI's attempt to get it to crack an iPhone 5c and tech companies that don't show similar backbone might find potential customers hesitant to purchase their products.
Apple and the FBI squared off Tuesday before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Lawmakers shot down California legislation seeking to coerce smartphone decryption by imposing a $2,500 penalty.
President Obama said he is "on the civil liberties side" when asked about the Apple vs. FBI rift.
Amazon warned customers that it had disabled storage encryption on Fire OS version 5 tablets and Kindles.
The RSA cryptographers' panel was the occasion Tuesday for the announcement of the winners of the annual ACM AM Turing Award.
Organizations may be transferring sensitive data to the cloud more frequently, but they still widely lack a consistently applied encryption strategy, with only one third claiming such an enterprise-wide plan, according to a recent study.
Dell's new threat report adds further evidence to support the observation that attackers are increasingly hiding activity within HTTPS.
A flaw in TeslaCrypt's encryption key storage algorithm - since fixed in version 3.0 - lets the trojan's victims retrieve their files, according to a report in Bleepingcomputer.com.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, went head to head over the weekend over the issue of encryption.
Let's Encrypt, an initiative of the Internet Security Research Group, has opened its free-of-charge digital certificate store to all.
Texas based CryptoPeak Solutions has sued nearly 70 high-profile companies for using encryption on websites.
By upholding three claims against Coca-Cola, a U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania lets a class action lawsuit stemming from a 2014 breach move forward.
It's time for a dramatic reimagining of how companies approach security.
Apple just recently began encrypting its user iCloud messages that are sent to third-party providers.
The first privacy-driven mobile device is shipping to pre-order customers now and will begin accepting additional orders later this year.
Kaspersky Lab experts who drove around Sao Paolo to assess the security of available Wi-Fi networks found that at least 26 percent have no encryption.
The head of Google's Webspam team would like to see the company reward developers for encryption in an attempt to better protect Web users.
On Friday, the popular coupon site announced that hackers breached its servers.
A survey of 5,000 senior IT managers conducted by market research firm B2B International has found that 35 percent of organizations worldwide don't use encryption to protect data.
Missing information includes ultrasound images, names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of patients who visited two health facilities.
TD Bank has begun notifying customers that it lost two backup computer tapes containing their personal information
The software giant said one of the seven bulletins addresses critical vulnerabilities in Word.
A Romanian researcher has discovered a major password breach on the FTP site belonging to the IEEE. He blames a misconfigured server, as well as the sloppy practice of storing passwords on log files.
Experts said the light patch load addresses issues that aren't considered high-risk, but the monthly update from Microsoft also includes a new requirement that encryption algorithms on RSA certificates meet a certain key length.
Next week's monthly patch batch from Microsoft is not very burdensome, but it includes a new requirement that certificates must contain RSA key lengths of more than 1,024 bits.
A new data-stealing trojan has turned up on the systems of one of Radware's customers, according to researchers at the network security firm.
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