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Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter

Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter

By Josh Wolford May 19, 2015

President Obama is about to receive a letter signed by dozens upon dozens of companies and organizations, urging him to resist giving government agencies access to citizens’ personal data via backdoors in encrypted devices. “We urge you to reject any …

Yahoo Adds SSL Encryption To Tumblr Yahoo Adds SSL Encryption To Tumblr

Tumblr announced that users can now enable SSL security. This comes after Yahoo announced late last year that it would encrypt all info that moves between its data centers by the end of the first quarter. Enabling the option isn’t …

Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised Yahoo Mail Adds Default HTTPS As Promised
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Yahoo announced back in October that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail by default for all of its users starting on January 8th. The company has now announced that it has indeed done so. “Yahoo is fully …

The NSA Wants To Build A Quantum Computer The NSA Wants To Build A Quantum Computer
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Quantum computing is the next big thing, or at least it is in the eyes of futurists and scientists. The proposed technology promises faster compute speeds beyond anything currently available. The crazy thing is that we’re almost there, and that’s …

Mayer: All Yahoo Products Will Be Encrypted By End Of Q1 Mayer: All Yahoo Products Will Be Encrypted By End Of Q1
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced on Monday that the company plans to have all information that moves between its data centers (meaning data from all Yahoo products) encrypted by the end of Q1 2014. It will also offer users an …

Mobile Encryption Market to Hit $230 Million This Year Mobile Encryption Market to Hit $230 Million This Year
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The rush of the quickly growing mobile device industry has made it easier than ever for people to share their lives in real-time. Unfortunately, this has led to privacy and security concerns that have not yet been fully resolved. As …

Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security
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Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.” …

Google Turns On Secure Search For Even Those Who Aren’t Signed Into A Google Account Google Turns On Secure Search For Even Those Who Aren’t Signed Into A Google Account
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In early June, it was revealed that the NSA was working with a variety of tech companies to access information on foreign targets and Americans. Google and others named in the leak denied ever having provided unfettered access to their …

NIST Says It Never Worked With The NSA To Weaken Encryption Standards NIST Says It Never Worked With The NSA To Weaken Encryption Standards
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Last week, it was revealed that the NSA works tirelessly to break through all forms of encryption. One of the more worrisome revelations from the leak was that the agency worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to …

NSA Can Break Internet Encryption Technologies NSA Can Break Internet Encryption Technologies
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The NSA can see pretty much everything you do online as long as it’s not encrypted. That’s at least what a Snowden leak from last month claimed. The news spurred more people and businesses to sign up for more encryption …

Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage
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Google announced that Google Cloud Storage now encrypts all data before it’s written to disk. Better yet, this will cost you nothing extra. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything extra or change any settings. Data is simply …

5th Amendment Protects Child Porn Suspect from Compelled Decryption 5th Amendment Protects Child Porn Suspect from Compelled Decryption
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A man accused of housing child pornography on multiple hard drives will not be forced to give authorities access, after a Wisconsin judge rules that doing so would violate his 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination. The case involves Jeffrey Feldman, …

The New Megaupload Is Almost Upon Us The New Megaupload Is Almost Upon Us
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It’s been over six months since Megaupload was shut down by the feds for charges of criminal copyright infringement. Since then, Kim Dotcom has been fighting court cases in New Zealand and the U.S. He’s also been working on a …

ASP.NET: HttpModule for Query String Encryption
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URL parameters or query strings are often used to carry information that can be used by hackers to do identity theft or other unpleasant things.

White Papers Crack Encryption, RSS Issues

Encryption usage by the federal government needs to be defined better, while GeoRSS offers the promise of geo-enabling RSS feeds with location information.

OS X File Encryption

I’m going to look at two methods for encrypting files on Mac OS X. The first is built in, and uses DisK Utilty to create an encrypted disk image.

How To Deal With Wireless Encryption Security Threats

Because nobody wants to compromise the integrity of their network by having some hacker “borrow” your bandwidth or gain access and start snooping around you need to lock down your network.