Lavabit and Silent Circle are kicking back against the conditions that forced them to shut down their secure email services rather than give up the privacy of their customers, with a new alliance set on developing genuinely secure email.
31 October 2013
When news of the Adobe breach emerged at the beginning of October, the company admitted that bank card and other personal information on 2.9 million users had been stolen together with usernames and passwords for an undisclosed number of customers. That number is now put at 38 million.
30 October 2013
Researcher Cyril Cattiaux, the 'pod2g' of Apple jailbreak fame, has demonstrated that Apple's secure messaging service, iMessage, is not as secure as it is claimed to be; and that Apple or a well-resourced attacker could read the messages.
21 October 2013
London’s Kingston University has implemented iStorage’s USB flash drive, datAshur, with hardware encryption and PIN code access, which will be used by its staff to address requirements for a secure mobile data storage solution
15 October 2013
A ransomware threat known as CryptoLocker is making the rounds, scrambling files in the process. And once it’s triggered, there is no way to recover them.
14 October 2013
Ah, the public hotspot: oases of connectivity in airports, coffee shops, bookstores, town centers and at chains that range from Starbucks to Barnes & Noble to McDonalds.
12 October 2013
Microsoft's monthly patch sequence this week held a surprise – a surprise second Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability in addition to the widely expected fix for CVE-2013-3893. More information is now slowly emerging on the new vulnerability, CVE-2013-3897.
11 October 2013
SSL has long been used to provide security in communications; and Ivan Ristic, director of engineering at Qualys has long been an enthusiast. Last year, with the Trustworthy Internet Movement, he was instrumental in establishing SSL Pulse, "a continuous and global dashboard for monitoring the quality of SSL support across the top one million web sites."
10 October 2013
Just hours after the FBI arrested Dread Pirate Roberts, alleged operator of the Silk Road, the UK's new NCA arrested four Brits on related drug charges. Two further arrests were made in the US, and two in Sweden.
09 October 2013
Ever since the extent of government surveillance of the internet became known through the Snowden leaks, public and commercial interest in virtual private networks (VPNs) to both bypass internet blockades and provide user privacy has escalated.
07 October 2013