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Rival cyber-gang leaks private keys of Chimera ransomware

Rival cyber-gang leaks private keys of Chimera ransomware

Creators of the rival Petya and Mischa ransomware programmes have leaked the private keys of Chimera ransomware.

Brazilian judge orders telecom companies to block WhatsApp

Brazilian judge orders telecom companies to block WhatsApp

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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.

After Orlando massacre, Clinton pledges 'intelligence surge,' solicits tech orgs' help

After Orlando massacre, Clinton pledges 'intelligence surge,' solicits tech orgs' help

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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.

SC Congress Atlanta: Apple right to rebuff FBI, encryption not foolproof, panel says

SC Congress Atlanta: Apple right to rebuff FBI, encryption not foolproof, panel says

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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, FBI, square off over encryption during House subcommittee hearing

Apple, FBI, square off over encryption during House subcommittee hearing

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Apple and the FBI squared off Tuesday before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

California nixes smartphone decryption bill

California nixes smartphone decryption bill

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Lawmakers shot down California legislation seeking to coerce smartphone decryption by imposing a $2,500 penalty.

SXSW: Obama says gov't can't go 'willy-nilly' into iPhones

SXSW: Obama says gov't can't go 'willy-nilly' into iPhones

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President Obama said he is "on the civil liberties side" when asked about the Apple vs. FBI rift.

Amazon will reinstate device encryption after removal from Fire OS 5

Amazon will reinstate device encryption after removal from Fire OS 5

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Amazon warned customers that it had disabled storage encryption on Fire OS version 5 tablets and Kindles.

Diffie and Hellman named winners of the ACM AM Turing Award

Diffie and Hellman named winners of the ACM AM Turing Award

The RSA cryptographers' panel was the occasion Tuesday for the announcement of the winners of the annual ACM AM Turing Award.

Organizations moving data to cloud need encryption plan, study

Organizations moving data to cloud need encryption plan, study

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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.

Encryption increasingly used to hide attacks, says new report

Dell's new threat report adds further evidence to support the observation that attackers are increasingly hiding activity within HTTPS.

TeslaCrypt encryption key storage algorithm flaw lets victims retrieve files

TeslaCrypt encryption key storage algorithm flaw lets victims retrieve files

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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.

Senator Burr, EFF's Cohn debate backdoors and encryption

Senator Burr, EFF's Cohn debate backdoors and encryption

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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 says get your free digital security certificates here

Let's Encrypt says get your free digital security certificates here

Let's Encrypt, an initiative of the Internet Security Research Group, has opened its free-of-charge digital certificate store to all.

So-called 'Patent Troll' sues dozens of major firms over encryption use

So-called 'Patent Troll' sues dozens of major firms over encryption use

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Texas based CryptoPeak Solutions has sued nearly 70 high-profile companies for using encryption on websites.

Coke breach class action moves forward

Coke breach class action moves forward

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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 only guards the front gate

IT only guards the front gate

It's time for a dramatic reimagining of how companies approach security.

Apple to use TLS encryption for iCloud email, other providers

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Apple just recently began encrypting its user iCloud messages that are sent to third-party providers.

Blackphone begins shipping globally

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The first privacy-driven mobile device is shipping to pre-order customers now and will begin accepting additional orders later this year.

World Cup travelers: beware of unencrypted Brazilian Wi-Fi nets

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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.

Google considers boosting rankings of websites that encrypt

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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.

LivingSocial updates encryption practices after password breach affects 50m

LivingSocial updates encryption practices after password breach affects 50m

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On Friday, the popular coupon site announced that hackers breached its servers.

Thirty-five percent of companies opt not to use encryption

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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.

Backup tapes missing from health facilities in Mass. and R.I.

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Missing information includes ultrasound images, names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of patients who visited two health facilities.

Six months after backup tapes go missing, TD Bank alerts customers

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TD Bank has begun notifying customers that it lost two backup computer tapes containing their personal information

Microsoft prepares seven patches for 20 security issues

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The software giant said one of the seven bulletins addresses critical vulnerabilities in Word.

Passwords of 100k IEEE members lie bare on FTP server

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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.

Microsoft pushes two patches and new cert requirement

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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.

Light Patch Tuesday will include new encryption rule

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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.

Researchers spot new keylogger that hides in Windows help file

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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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