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Hackers Unlock Samsung Galaxy S8 With Fake Iris 73 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
BlackBerry Comments on Canadian Police Eavesdropping Report 61 comments
US Anti-Encryption Law Is So 'Braindead' It Will Outlaw File Compression 241 comments
FBI Tried To Defeat Encryption 10 Years Ago, Files Show 72 comments
FBI Couldn't Tell Apple What Hack It Used, Even If It Wanted To 99 comments
Burr-Feinstein Anti-Encryption Bill Is Officially Released 314 comments
FBI Paid Professional Hackers One-Time Fee To Crack San Bernardino iPhone 149 comments
Facebook's Account Kit Login System Works Via Phone Numbers, No Passwords Needed 116 comments
Jigsaw Ransomware Deletes Your Files If You Don't Pay Or When You Reboot Your PC 108 comments
Experts Crack Petya Ransomware, Enable Hard Drive Decryption For Free 49 comments
Apple Won't Sue FBI To Reveal Hack Used To Unlock Seized iPhone 43 comments
WordPress.com Enables HTTPS Encryption For All Websites 86 comments
Apple's Fight With US Over Privacy Enters a New Round 62 comments
Dark Web Mapping Reveals That Half of the Content Is Legal 93 comments
White House Declines To Support Bill That Would Let Judges Order Tech Companies To Break Encryption 150 comments
FBI Director Says Unlocking Method Won't Work On Newer iPhones 78 comments
FBI Telling Congress How It Hacked iPhone 346 comments
Top FBI Attorney Worried About WhatsApp Encryption 182 comments
Magic Kinder Android App Lets Strangers Send Images, Videos To Your Kids 30 comments
WhatsApp Enables End-To-End Encryption For All Forms of Communications By Default 76 comments
TSA Paid $1.4 Million For Randomizer App That Chooses Left Or Right 334 comments
Turkish Citizenship Database Allegedly Leaked Online 44 comments
Taliban App's Publication Points To Holes In Google's App Review Process 80 comments
FBI Wants To Access Terror Suspect's Skype Records 93 comments
FBI Tells Local Law Enforcement It Will Help Unlock Phones 255 comments
$40 Hardware Is Enough To Hack $28,000 Police Drones From 2km Away 97 comments
Egypt Blocked Facebook Free Basics For Not Letting It Spy On Users 34 comments
PHP, Python and Google Go Fail To Detect Revoked TLS Certificates 64 comments
'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program Opens For Registration 36 comments
CloudFlare Wants Tor To Change Or Risk CAPTCHA Blockades 87 comments
Microsoft Extends Its Windows Hello Login Security Features To Apps and the Web 47 comments
Feds Used 1789 Law To Force Apple, Google To Unlock Phones 63 Times 101 comments
Slashdot Asks: Should FBI Reveal to Apple How to Unlock Terrorist's iPhone? 286 comments
Leaked Emails Reveal Widespread Corruption in Global Oil Industry 204 comments
ACLU Shows How the Apple-FBI Fight Was About Much More Than One Phone 155 comments
Police Unlikely To Win Wider Access To Smartphones Despite FBI Success In San Bernardino Case 90 comments
CNBC Just Collected Your Password and Shared It With Marketers 143 comments
US Says It Would Use 'Court System' Again To Defeat Encryption 232 comments
FBI Unlocks iPhone Without Apple's Help In San Bernadino Case 457 comments
Petya Ransomware Uses DOS-Level Lock Screen, Prevents OS Boot Up 155 comments
Gmail's Encryption Warning Spurs 25% Increase In Encrypted Inbound Emails 57 comments
U.S. Indicts 7 Iranians Accused of Hacking U.S. Financial Institutions 45 comments
Kentucky Hospital Calls State of Emergency In Hack Attack 265 comments
Apple's Lack of Bug Bounty Program May Explain Why Hackers Would Help FBI 73 comments
Google Opens Access To Its Speech Recognition API, Going Head To Head With Nuance 46 comments
FBI Hires Cellebrite To Crack San Bernadino iPhone 237 comments
FBI Grows "Cyber Most Wanted" List With Syrian Electronic Army Members 18 comments
A Look Inside Apple's User Data Utilization Wars 67 comments
Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code 34 comments
Encryption Securing Mobile Money Transfers Can Be Broken 28 comments
FBI Delays Case Against Apple; May Have Way To Break Phone 255 comments
Paris Terrorists Used Burner Phones, Not Encryption, To Evade Detection 161 comments
Apple Unveils Smaller iPhone SE, Starting At $399 158 comments
iMessage Bug Allows Attackers to Decrypt Photos and Videos 27 comments
Snowden: What Happened In 2013 Couldn't Have Happened Without Free Software 120 comments
Apple Hires Corporate Security Chief Amid Legal Battle With FBI 61 comments
NSA Suggested Clinton Use A $4,750 Windows CE PDA 109 comments
US Government Pushed Many Tech Firms To Hand Over Source Code 151 comments
Apple Employees, If Ordered To Unlock iPhone, Might Quit 417 comments
Gov't Accidentally Publishes Target of Lavabit Probe: It's Snowden 162 comments
Emails Show NSA Rejected Hillary Clinton's Request For Secure Smartphone 229 comments
Facebook's Messenger Bot Store Could Be Most Important Launch Since App Store 60 comments
Apple Stores iCloud Data With Google 49 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Keep Keyfiles Secure, But Still Accessible? 167 comments
Tim Cook Talks About Encryption, Right to Privacy, Public Safety, and DOJ 135 comments
The Law Is Clear: the FBI Cannot Make Apple Rewrite Its OS 367 comments
US Army Developing Encrypted Radar Waveform 122 comments
5 Major Hospital Hacks: Horror Stories From the Cybersecurity Frontlines 67 comments
CyanogenMod 13.0 Release 1 Released 54 comments
How Far Have We Come With HTTPS? Google Turns On the Spotlight 84 comments
Apple Files Final Response In San Bernardino iPhone Case 250 comments
DOJ Threatens To Seize iOS Source Code 596 comments
Google, Facebook, WhatsApp and Others To Beef Up Encryption 86 comments
WhatsApp Encryption Said To Stymie Wiretap Order 56 comments
Qubes OS 3.1 Has Been Released 43 comments
Critical Bug In Libotr Opens Users of ChatSecure, Adium, Pidgin To Compromise 25 comments
Obama: Government Can't Let Smartphones Be 'Black Boxes' 546 comments
Skype Co-Founder Launches End-To-End Encrypted 'Wire' App 52 comments
Apple Announces 'Let Us Loop You In' Event For March 21st 66 comments
Snowden: FBI's Claim It Can't Unlock The San Bernardino iPhone Is 'Bullshit' 242 comments
Former NSA, CIA Director Michael Hayden Sides With Apple Over FBI 146 comments
McAfee Says He Lied About iPhone Hacking Method To Get Public Attention 171 comments
Transmission BitTorrent App Contained Malware 109 comments
MIT's New 5-Atom Quantum Computer Could Make Today's Encryption Obsolete 179 comments
Amazon Backpedals On Encryption, But Fire "Still Sucks" 66 comments
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