WhatsApp added another layer of protection for users in late 2016, quietly introducing a new feature that encrypts messages and contacts when uploading this data to Apple's iCloud servers, according to a Forbes report.
The president of The Internet Society has called on G20 leaders to protect encryption for the good of the world economy.
No More Ransom, conceived as a European resource, is adding new partners and new decryption tools in a boost to its now global anti-ransomware campaign.
Switzerland's cognitive security operations centre will be built around IBM Watson for Cyber Security and provide in-country support to the banking sector.
More than half of the internet traffic is already HTTPS encrypted for the sake of higher security. However, the encrypted traffic is used by cyber-criminals as well to hide their malicious activities from detection.
A United States Air Force officer mistakenly exposed not only the personally identifiable information (PII) of many service members, but also the records of on-going criminal investigations and instructions for recovering encryption keys for military documents.
Anonymous's compromise of Freedom Hosting II may have reduced the overall size of the Tor network by an estimated 15 to 20 percent, according to researcher Sarah Jamie Lewis, who works for OnionScan, an open-source dark web scanning tool project.
At a cybersecurity conference at Boston College Wednesday Comey said he supported strong encryption but that it cause the FBI to investigate in the dark.
A panel of esteemed cryptographers at RSA 2017 expressed doubt over artificial intelligence's applicability in the cybersecurity space, tossing cold water on what otherwise appeared to be a hot technology at the conference.
The EFF is rallying tech firms to unite to defend internet users before Donald Trump's inauguration.
You lose, Grinch: DeriaLock ransomware discovered on Christmas Eve, but researchers devise decryptors
A rapidly evolving ransomware family called DeriaLock made its ignominious debut over the 2016 holidays, but researchers quickly created decryptor software to rescue the files of those unlucky enough to receive this unwanted "gift."
As ransomware infections grow three-fold, a project that aims to help more people now offers decryption tools in multiple languages and for multiple types of ransomware.
More than 2,100 veterans in Colorado and Kansas received an unpleasant alert just in time for Veterans Day.
A new analysis of SMS clients used on the Android OS determined that native text clients are less secure than third-party solutions.
A team of Google Brain researchers used neural networks to develop artificial intelligence-generated (AI) encryption of information processed by the networks.
Building a culture of cybersecurity within enterprises is essential in today's fast-paced world of online transactions.
Researchers have found a way to place backdoors in the cryptographic keys that protect websites, virtual private networks and internet servers.
To comply with a directive from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to dig through all of its customers' email, Yahoo customized an already existing technology intended to search for child porn and spam.
In their new white paper "Great Crypto Failures," Check Point Software Technologies researchers Ben Herzog and Yaniv Balmas poke fun of common malware encryption errors, and explain why some cybercriminals fail to master the art of encryption.
Facebook Messenger quietly added the opt-in option to use encrypted messages in its latest update.
A recently discovered ransomware program known as Polyglot tries very hard to imitate the menacing cryptor CTB-Locker, but ultimately falls short in its encryption strength and can be defeated, according to Kaspersky Lab.
Those victims targeted over the past year by the ransomware as a service named Encryptor RaaS may be at a loss to ever recover their encrypted files.
The version of Allo that Google released on Wednesday will indefinitely store messages until they are manually deleted by the user.
Citrix is advising customers not to fret over recent research stating that 64-bit block ciphers in cryptographic protocols are susceptible to a so-called birthday attack - noting that multiple difficult conditions must be met for such a technique to be effective.
An outcome of the growing use of encryption technology to keep network data safe is an increase in cyber-attacks.
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.