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IBM Warns Quantum Computing Will Break Encryption 155 comments
Encrypted Email Has a Major, Divisive Flaw 116 comments
Lawmakers Move To Block Government From Ordering Digital 'Back Doors' 87 comments
Tech Giants Hit by NSA Spying Slam Encryption Backdoors 129 comments
GitHub Accidentally Exposes Some Plaintext Passwords In Its Internal Logs 151 comments
Amazon Tells Signal's Creators To Stop Using Anti-Censorship Tool 99 comments
Russia Admits To Blocking Millions of IP Addresses 73 comments
France is Building Its Own Encrypted Messaging Service To Ease Fears That Foreign Entities Could Spy on Private Conversations 87 comments
Russia Begins Blocking Telegram Messenger 59 comments
Former FBI Director James Comey Reveals How Apple and Google's Encryption Efforts Drove Him 'Crazy' 351 comments
Lawmakers Call FBI's 'Going Dark' Narrative 'Highly Questionable' After Motherboard Shows Cops Can Easily Hack iPhones 69 comments
Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show 98 comments
Researchers Devise a Way To Generate Provably Random Numbers Using Quantum Mechanics 139 comments
Russia Files Lawsuit To Block Telegram Messaging App 70 comments
Tor Winds Down Its Encrypted Messenger App 3 Years After Launch 21 comments
State Department Seemingly Buys $15,000 iPhone Cracking Tech GrayKey 79 comments
Justice Department Revives Push To Mandate a Way To Unlock Phones 171 comments
Telegram Loses Supreme Court Appeal In Russia, Must Hand Over Encryption Keys 217 comments
Encrypted Email Service ProtonMail is Being Blocked in Turkey 35 comments
Feds Bust CEO Allegedly Selling Custom BlackBerry Phones To Sinaloa Drug Cartel 115 comments
FBI Again Calls For Magical Solution To Break Into Encrypted Phones 232 comments
23,000 HTTPS Certs Axed After CEO Emails Private Keys 72 comments
Signal, WhatsApp Co-Founder Launch 'Open Source Privacy Technology' Nonprofit 45 comments
Two Years After FBI vs Apple, Encryption Debate Remains 175 comments
Camera Makers Resist Encryption, Despite Warnings From Photographers 291 comments
How DIY Rebels Are Working To Replace Tech Giants 115 comments
Senator Asks FBI Director To Justify His 'Ill-Informed' Policy Proposal For Encryption 372 comments
Apple's China iCloud Data Migration Sweeps Up International User Accounts 45 comments
Cisco Can Now Sniff Out Malware Inside Encrypted Traffic 97 comments
FBI Calls Apple 'Jerks' and 'Evil Geniuses' For Making iPhone Cracks Difficult 348 comments
FBI Chief Calls Unbreakable Encryption 'Urgent Public Safety Issue' 442 comments
EFF Applauds 'Massive Change' to HTTPS 214 comments
AnyDVD Supports UHD Blu-Ray Ripping, While Devices Patch Security Holes 68 comments
US Says It Doesn't Need a Court Order To Ask Tech Companies To Build Encryption Backdoors 249 comments
PHP Now Supports Argon2 Next-Generation Password Hashing Algorithm 94 comments
Volunteers Around the World Build Surveillance-Free Cellular Network Called 'Sopranica' 77 comments
66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don't Use Encryption 32 comments
iPhone Encryption Hampers Investigation of Texas Shooter, Says FBI 240 comments
Following Equifax Breach, CEO Doesn't Know If Data Is Encrypted 104 comments
DOJ: Strong Encryption That We Don't Have Access To Is 'Unreasonable' 510 comments
Flaw Crippling Millions of Crypto Keys Is Worse Than First Disclosed 76 comments
How Cloudflare Uses Lava Lamps To Encrypt the Internet 110 comments
Mozilla Might Distrust Dutch Government Certs Over 'False Keys' 112 comments
BlackBerry CEO Promises To Try To Break Customers' Encryption If the US Government Asks Him To 107 comments
Google To Remove Public Key Pinning (PKP) Support In Chrome 51 comments
DUHK Crypto Attack Recovers Encryption Keys, Exposes VPN Connections 59 comments
FBI Couldn't Access Nearly 7,000 Devices Because of Encryption 299 comments
EU: No Encryption Backdoors But, Let's Help Each Other Crack That Crypto 83 comments
Justice Department To Be More Aggressive In Seeking Encrypted Data From Tech Companies 206 comments
What Isn't Telegram Saying About Its Connections To the Kremlin? 115 comments
Adobe Security Team Accidentally Posts Private PGP Key On Blog 60 comments
Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online 33 comments
Distrustful US Allies Force Spy Agency To Back Down In Encryption Fight 104 comments
EFF Resigns From Web Consortium In Wake of EME DRM Standardization 221 comments
Why You Shouldn't Use Texts For Two-Factor Authentication 102 comments
Illinois Tests A Blockchain-Based Birth Registry/ID System 151 comments
Virginia Scraps Electronic Voting Machines Hackers Destroyed At DefCon 194 comments
AMD Releases Ryzen PRO Processors Worldwide, 8-Core Ryzen Threadripper 1900X 94 comments
Google Warns Webmasters About Insecure HTTP Web Forms 94 comments
How Security Pros Look at Encryption Backdoors 52 comments
Hacker Claims To Have Decrypted Apple's Secure Enclave Processor Firmware 111 comments
'Real People' Don't Need End-To-End Encryption In Their Messaging Apps, UK Home Secretary Says 348 comments
Feds Crack Trump Protesters' Phones To Charge Them With Felony Rioting 465 comments
Let's Encrypt Criticized Over Speedy HTTPS Certifications 207 comments
Apple Flies Top Privacy Executives Into Australia To Lobby Against Proposed Encryption Laws 65 comments
Australia To Compel Technology Firms To Provide Access To Encrypted Missives 230 comments
EFF Officially Appeals Tim Berners-Lee Decision On DRM In HTML 149 comments
The EFF's 'Let's Encrypt' Plans Wildcard Certificates For Subdomains 111 comments
The Pentagon Says It Will Start Encrypting Soldiers' Emails Next Year 63 comments
New Attack Can Now Decrypt Satellite Phone Calls in 'Real Time' 50 comments
Petya Ransomware Authors Demand $250,000 In First Public Statement Since Attack 59 comments
Apple Tests 3-D Face Scanning To Unlock Next iPhone: Bloomberg 74 comments
Australian Officials Want Encryption Laws To Fight 'Terrorist Messaging' 195 comments
Researcher Finds Critical OpenVPN Bug Using Fuzzing 47 comments
Under Pressure, Western Tech Firms Including Cisco and IBM Bow To Russian Demands To Share Cyber Secrets 111 comments
Equipment Already In Space Can Be Adapted For Extremely Secure Data Encryption 20 comments
Microsoft, Accenture Team Up On Blockchain-based Digital ID Network 53 comments
European Parliament Committee Endorses End-To-End Encryption 120 comments
Germany Plans To Fingerprint Children and Spy On Personal Messages 225 comments
Docker's LinuxKit Launches Kernel Security Efforts, Including Next-Generation VPN 44 comments
British PM Seeks Ban On Encryption After Terror Attack 340 comments
Apple To Force Users To 2FA On iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 119 comments
Wikipedia's Switch To HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship 170 comments
10 Years Later: FileZilla Adds Support For Master Password That Encrypts Your Logins 82 comments
Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris 79 comments
Microsoft Announces 'Windows 10 China Government Edition', Lets Country Use Its Own Encryption 108 comments
UK Group Fights Arrest Over Refusing To Surrender Passwords At The Border 284 comments
'First Pirated Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disk' Appears Online 260 comments
Encrypted WhatsApp Message Recovered From Westminster Terrorist's Phone 143 comments
Microsoft's Skype Is Most Used Messaging Service For Cyber Criminals, Study Finds 57 comments
Ransomware Asks For High Score Instead of Money 36 comments
Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK and US Net Plans 48 comments
Britain Wants Tech Firms to Tackle Extremism 137 comments
After 20 Years, OpenSSL Will Change To Apache License 2.0, Seeks Past Contributors 110 comments
London Terrorist Used WhatsApp, UK Calls For Backdoors 360 comments
Feds: We're Pulling Data From 100 Phones Seized During Trump Inauguration 233 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Implement Site-Wide File Encryption? 151 comments
Some HTTPS Inspection Tools Actually Weaken Security 102 comments
What The CIA WikiLeaks Dump Tells Us: Encryption Works 202 comments
Hey CIA, You Held On To Security Flaw Information -- But Now It's Out. That's Not How It Should Work 246 comments
Google Open Sources Encrypted Email Extension For Chrome 44 comments
Are Your Slack Conversations Really Private and Secure? 68 comments
Cloudflare Leaks Sensitive User Data Across the Web 87 comments
Researchers Discover Security Problems Under the Hood of Automobile Apps 27 comments
Ransomware Insurance Is Coming 86 comments
Republicans Are Reportedly Using a Self-Destructing Message App To Avoid Leaks 326 comments
Dozens of Popular iOS Apps Vulnerable To Intercept of TLS-Protected Data 53 comments
Google Quietly Makes 'Optional' Web DRM Mandatory In Chrome 95 comments
Facebook's New Tool Looks To Replace Traditional Two-Factor Authentication 75 comments
Australia Plans Biometric Border Control 94 comments
Lavabit Is Relaunching 54 comments
Tor Onion Browser's Creator Explains Free Version For iOS 26 comments
Buggy Domain Validation Forces GoDaddy To Revoke SSL Certificates 33 comments
'Forza Horizon 3' Update Accidentally Published Unencrypted Build of the Game 70 comments
Koolova Ransomware Decrypts For Free If You Read Two Articles About Ransomware 80 comments
2016 Saw A Massive Increase In Encrypted Web Traffic 91 comments
Destructive KillDisk Malware Turns Into Ransomware 56 comments
US Congressional Committee Concludes Encryption Backdoors Won't Work 98 comments
U2F Security Keys May Be the World's Best Hope Against Account Takeovers 162 comments
Russian Authorities Are Trying To Unlock iPhone 4S From Russian Ambassador's Killer 106 comments
Leaked Files Reveal Scope of Cellebrite's Smartphone-Cracking Technology 37 comments
Encrypted Messaging App Signal Uses Google To Bypass Censorship 87 comments
NIST Asks Public For Help With Quantum-Proof Cryptography 138 comments
Barnes & Noble's Latest Tablet Is Running Spyware From Shanghai 63 comments
Egypt Has Blocked Encrypted Messaging App Signal 44 comments
Evernote Reverses Course On Opt-out Privacy Policy That Would've Exposed Users' Content To Employees 52 comments
A $300 Device Can Steal Mac FileVault2 Passwords 88 comments
150 Filmmakers and Photojournalists Call On Nikon, Sony, and Canon To Build in Encryption 229 comments
Researchers Point Out 'Theoretical' Security Flaws In AMD's Upcoming Zen CPU 57 comments
Encryption Backdoor Sneaks Into UK Law 137 comments
Multiple Vulnerabilities In AirDroid Opens At Least 10 Million Android Users To MITM Attacks, Hijackings 30 comments
Telegram Launches Telegraph, An Anonymous Blogging Platform 30 comments
Hacker Explains How He Hacked Into Tel Aviv's Public Wi-Fi Network In Three Days 45 comments
New York's District Attorney: Roll Back Apple's iPhone Encryption 215 comments
A $5 Tool Called PoisonTap Can Hack Your Locked Computer In One Minute 172 comments
Cryptsetup Vulnerability Grants Root Shell Access On Some Linux Systems 89 comments
US Internet Firms Ask Trump To Support Encryption, Ease Regulations 173 comments
User Forks FileZilla FTP Client After Getting Hacked 166 comments
New Software Remembers Everything Your Computer Has Ever Displayed 117 comments
New Attack Can Seize Control of Drones 40 comments
Apple Shared User Data With Governments, Says WikiLeaks Email 106 comments
US Bank Regulator Notifies Congress of Major Data Security Breach 48 comments
Google's AI Created Its Own Form of Encryption 137 comments
Nuclear Plants Leak Critical Alerts In Unencrypted Pager Messages 79 comments
VeraCrypt Security Audit Reveals Many Flaws, Some Already Patched 75 comments
Firefox Users Reach HTTPS Encryption Milestone 63 comments
Encryption App Signal Wins Fight Against FBI Subpoena and Gag Order 88 comments
Tim Cook Defends Apple's Approach To Security: 'Encryption is Inherently Great' 198 comments
LastPass On Mobile Is Now Free 10 comments
How The FBI Might've Opened the San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone 5c 66 comments
Whither Tor? Building the Next Generation of Anonymity Tools 89 comments
FBI Director Says Prolific Default Encryption Hurting Government Spying Efforts 367 comments
How Security Experts Are Protecting Their Own Data 217 comments
New Ransomware Poses As A Windows Update 89 comments
New SWEET32 Crypto Attacks Speed Up Deprecation of 3DES, Blowfish 53 comments
PSA: PlayStation Network Gets Two-Step Verification 42 comments
Italy Quake Rescuers Ask Locals To Unlock Their Wi-Fi 140 comments
How SSL/TLS Encryption Hides Malware 87 comments
Computer Science Professor Mocks The NSA's Buggy Code 179 comments
'Smart' Electrical Socket Leaks Your Email Address, Can Launch DDoS Attacks 82 comments
Canada's Police Chiefs Want New Law To Compel People To Reveal Passwords 209 comments
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting 120 comments
Serious Flaws In iMessage Crypto Allow For Message Decryption 43 comments
EU Plans To Extend Some Telecom Rules To Web-Based Providers 25 comments
Ask Slashdot: Are There Secure Alternatives To Skype? 237 comments
Can We Avoid Government Surveillance By Leaving The Grid? 264 comments
Under Fire, US Social Security Site Changes Security Policy Again 37 comments
Researchers Warn Linux Vendors About Cloud-Memory Hacking Trick 73 comments
Should Cloud Vendors Decrypt Data For The Government? 136 comments
America's NIST Seeks Public Comments on Cybersecurity and Cryptography 55 comments
Disable WPAD Now or Have Your Accounts Compromised, Researchers Warn 75 comments
Tor Promises Not To Build Backdoors Into Its Services 69 comments
France Says Fight Against Messaging Encryption Needs Worldwide Initiative 446 comments
Researchers Crack Microsoft Feature, Say Encryption Backdoors Similarly Crackable 86 comments
Microsoft Disables RC4 In Internet Explorer 11 and Edge 40 comments
DOJ Official Tells 100 Federal Judges To Use Tor 61 comments
Microsoft Researchers Reveal Remote Encryption-Bypassing 'Evil Butler' Exploit 29 comments
GhostMail Closes in September, Leaves Users Searching For Secure Email Alternatives 158 comments
Google Cloud Now Allows Customer-Generated Encryption 19 comments
BBC To Deploy Detection Vans To Snoop On Internet Users 212 comments
Canada Wants To Keep Federal Data Within National Borders 104 comments
Cisco Finds $34 Million Ransomware Industry 18 comments
New York DA Wants Apple, Google To Roll Back Encryption 254 comments
NIST Prepares To Ban SMS-Based Two-Factor Authentication 150 comments
Homeland Security Border Agents Can Seize Your Phone 319 comments
Police 3D-Printed A Murder Victim's Finger To Unlock His Phone 97 comments
BlackBerry CEO 'Disturbed' By Apple's Hard Line On Encryption 202 comments
Ex Cardinal's Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months For Hacking Astros' Computer System 42 comments
Juniper OS Flaw Allowed Forged Certificates 26 comments
Encrypted DNA Storage Investigated by DOE Researchers 42 comments
UK Gov Says New Home Sec Will Have Powers To Ban End-to-end Encryption 282 comments
Windows Malware Poses As Ransomware, Just Deletes Victims' Files 118 comments
US Judge Throws Out Cell Phone 'Stingray' Evidence For The First Time 118 comments
VPN Provider Removes Russian Presence After Servers Seized 89 comments
Leaky Database Leaves Oklahoma Police, Bank Vulnerable To Intruders 16 comments
FBI Agent: Decrypting Data 'Fundamentally Alters' Evidence 89 comments
MIT Says Their Anonymity Network Is More Secure Than Tor 81 comments
Researchers Develop A Way To Stop Ransomware By Watching The Filesystem 102 comments
Facebook Messenger To Get End-To-End Encryption 99 comments
Putin Gives Federal Security Agents Two Weeks To Produce 'Encryption Keys' For The Internet 296 comments
UN Council: Seriously, Nations, Stop Switching Off the Internet! 59 comments
Security Researcher Publishes How-To Guide To Crack Android Full Disk Encryption 84 comments
US Efforts To Regulate Encryption Have Been Flawed, Government Report Finds 110 comments
Snowden Finally Identified As Target of Investigation That Ended Lavabit 77 comments
NASCAR Team Pays Ransomware Fee To Recover Files Worth $2 Million 58 comments
Russia Lawmakers Pass Spying Law That Requires Encryption Backdoors, Call Surveillance 109 comments
Senate Rejects FBI Bid For Warrantless Access To Internet Browsing Histories 224 comments
Kernel of iOS 10 Preview Is Not Encrypted -- Nobody Knows Why 82 comments
Invoking Orlando, Senate Republicans Set Up Vote To Expand FBI Spying 660 comments
Russian Bill Requires Encryption Backdoors In All Messenger Apps 207 comments
Smartphone Users Are Paying For Their Own Surveillance 85 comments
Apple Explains Why iMessage Isn't Coming To Android 157 comments
Non-US Encryption Is 'Theoretical', Claims CIA Chief In Backdoor Debate 312 comments
Hacker Steals 45 Million Accounts From Hundreds of Car, Tech, Sports Forums 47 comments
Thousands of Email Addresses Accidentally Disclosed By Let's Encrypt 81 comments
Twitter Denies Breach of 32 Million Accounts 28 comments
Bitdefender Finds 'Hypervisor Wiretap' For Reading TLS-Encrypted Communications 86 comments
Facebook Developers Can See Private Links Shared Through Messenger 22 comments
BlackBerry Hands Over User Data To Help Police 'Kick Ass,' Insider Says 144 comments
Belgium Tops List Of Nations Most Vulnerable To Hacking 35 comments
Drive-By Exploits Pushing Ransomware Now Able To Bypass Microsoft EMET 52 comments
RSA Keys Can Be Harvested With Microphones 157 comments
Sirin Labs Launches Solarin, a $14,000 Privacy-Focused Smartphone 95 comments
Iran Forces Messaging Apps To Move Data To Iranian Servers 40 comments
WWII Code-Breaker Dies At Age 95 120 comments
Feinstein-Burr Encryption Legislation Is Dead In The Water 123 comments
Student Exposes Bad Police Encryption, Gets Suspended Sentence 172 comments
Don't Use Google Allo 127 comments
Apple, Microsoft and Other US Tech Companies Undergoing 'Security Reviews' in China 34 comments
The Intercept Releases First Batch Of New Docs Leaked By Snowden 55 comments
EFF Announces Certbot Client For Let's Encrypt 29 comments
FBI Has Sights On Larger Battle Over Encryption After Apple Feud 171 comments
British Hacker Love Wins Court Battle Over Encryption Keys 42 comments
Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors In Linux 107 comments
Without Encryption, Everything Stops, Says Snowden 144 comments
FBI Bought $1M iPhone 5C Hack, But Doesn't Know How It Works 77 comments
Top Security Experts Say Anti-Encryption Bill Authors Are 'Woefully Ignorant' 90 comments
Child Porn Suspect Jailed Indefinitely For Refusing To Decrypt Hard Drives 796 comments
A Complete Guide To The New 'Crypto Wars' 68 comments
Millions Of Waze Users Can Have Their Movements Tracked By Hackers 55 comments
FBI Director Suggests iPhone Hacking Method May Remain Secret 110 comments
US Begins Dropping 'Cyberbombs' On ISIS 126 comments
US Wants Its Own Secure and Self-Destructing Messaging App -- And It's Willing to Pay 83 comments
From Uber To Eric Schmidt, Tech Is Closer To the US Government Than You'd Think 48 comments
Dutch Police Seize Encrypted Communication Network With 19,000 Users 77 comments
FBI Paid More Than $1 Million For San Bernardino 'Hack' 99 comments
EFF Sues DOJ For Access To Secret Court Orders On Decryption 62 comments
FBI Tells Congress It Needs Hackers To Keep Up With Tech Company Encryption 103 comments
Viber Update Brings End-To-End Encryption and Hidden Chats 39 comments
Apple Refused China Request For Source Code In Last Two Years: Lawyer 57 comments
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