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App Review, Applications

AWS releases Wickr, its encrypted messaging service for enterprises

November 28, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Just days after announcing the close of its consumer-oriented Wickr Me encrypted messaging service, Amazon Web Services (AWS), at its annual re:Invent conference on Monday, said that it was making the enterprise version of the app generally available. Dubbed simply […]


App security, Applications

How to encrypt email in Thunderbird (and why you should)

October 31, 2022

Via: ZDnet

I’m one of those people who depend on email communication. I have for years, and I cannot imagine I’ll ever not rely heavily on email. As I communicate with different people, I have to do so in different ways. For […]


Android, Operating System

How to mark text messages as spam and block senders on Android

June 28, 2022

Via: ZDNet

I don’t know about you, but the amount of spam and possibly malicious SMS messages I receive these days is overwhelming. Daily, I probably receive anywhere from 20-50 such text messages on my Android device. Although stopping this altogether is […]


App Review, Applications

Google Password Manager starts offering on-device encryption on Android, iOS, and Chrome

June 21, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

The technology industry (Apple, Google, Microsoft) ultimately wants to get rid of passwords with passkeys. Until then, the Google Password Manager is starting to offer on-device encryption so that “only you can see your passwords.” Today, the Google Password Manager […]


App security, Applications

Google is investigating reports of Pixel repairs resulting in leaked photos

December 7, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Reports about Pixel phones sent for repairs and then exploited by workers for personal information are circulating the internet. Game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent a Google Pixel 5a for repairs. She then found out that someone had accessed […]


App Review, Applications

Google rolls out Messages end-to-end encryption to everyone

June 16, 2021

Via: Phone Arena

Google Messages is finally getting end-to-end encryption, which means your messages will be secure from prying eyes. Google has been testing improved security for its Messages app since last year, but only a limited number of users had access to […]


App security, Applications

The ultimate guide to finding and killing spyware and stalkerware on your smartphone

September 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Our digital selves, more and more, are becoming part of our full identity. The emails we send, the conversations we have over social media — both private and public — as well as photos we share, the videos we watch, […]


News and Press

WhatsApp is getting ads next year, but will it lose end-to-end encryption?

September 27, 2018

Via: Boy Genius

An interview with one of WhatsApp’s co-founders earlier this week confirmed that Brian Acton and Jan Koum left Facebook over huge differences with Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s leadership about how WhatsApp should make money. The same article reveals that WhatsApp […]


Editorial

Unbreakable encryption is here to stay, despite the fierce debate surrounding it

August 23, 2018

Via: Michael Boyd

Strong encryption of communications and data, which can both deliver security and privacy for individuals, has been in recent years a subject of public debate. Large-scale adoption of the technology made it difficult for the intelligence and law enforcement communities […]


News and Press

66 Percent of Popular Android Cryptocurrency Apps Don’t Use Encryption

November 29, 2017

Via: Motherboard

As the value of cryptocurrencies continues to skyrocket nearly across the board, hackers and scammers are stealing digital money from unsuspecting victims in all sorts of new and interesting ways. One method uses fake apps that steal credentials, but according […]


News and Press, Tech

This Ransomware Doesn’t Want Cash, It Just Wants You to Play a Japanese Video Game

April 7, 2017

Via: motherboard

Do you want to play a game? That’s the question posed by a novel piece of ransomware that challenges victims to achieve a high score in a video game instead of demanding cash to unlock files. Yeah. “Minamitsu ‘The Captain’ Murasa […]


Android

Google’s full-disk encryption in Android can be hacked

July 5, 2016

Via: Boy Genius

We may have thought that Android is just as safe as the iPhone when it comes to encryption, but it looks like Google’s Android operating system has a critical flaw that can be exploited to decrypt a device. Even worse, while […]


iPhone, News and Press

Apple’s Next Encryption Battle Is Likely Playing Out in Secret in a Boston Court

April 1, 2016

Via: Motherboard

Apple’s next big encryption battle with the federal government appears to be unfolding in a largely secret court case in Massachusetts involving an FBI bust of a gang called the Columbia Point Dawgz. Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed […]


Networking

Here Are The Internet’s Top Websites That Still Don’t Use Encryption

March 16, 2016

Via: Motherboard

A large number of the Internet’s major websites still don’t use encryption, or haven’t implemented it correctly, potentially exposing their users to hackers and spies. Despite a widespread movement toward more encryption on the web, which is commonly referred to […]


Gadgets, News and Press

Amazon Quietly Removes Encryption Support from its Gadgets

March 4, 2016

Via: Motherboard

While Apple is fighting the FBI in court over encryption, Amazon quietly disabled the option to use encryption to protect data on its Android-powered devices. The tech giant has recently deprecated support for device encryption on the latest version of […]


App security

If Amazon were in Apple’s position, would it unlock its cloud for the feds?

February 24, 2016

Via: Networkworld Cloud Computing

As Apple continues to resist FBI demands to unlock a terrorist suspect’s phone, it raises a question: What if Amazon Web Services was ordered to provide access to a customer’s cloud? Would AWS hand the data over to the feds? […]


Networking

Top 10 Myths About Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) Debunked

August 7, 2015

Via: itCurated

When IT professionals talk about secure data transfers, the discussion invariably turns to virtual private networks (VPN). While there are various ways to send data securely from one network to another, the VPN is often the default approach. However, a […]


Tech

10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, AMZN, GOOG, FB)

July 8, 2015

Via: Rob Price

Here’s what you need to know in tech today. 1. It looks like Apple Watch sales are tanking. Apple hasn’t broken out specific sales figures for its new smartwatch, but analytics firm Slice Intelligence thinks they have plummeted to around […]


Android

Android 5.0 Devices Aren’t Encrypted By Default—Despite Google Promises

March 3, 2015

Via: Jamie Condliffe

When Android 5.0 Lollipop launched, Google proudly claimed that full-disk encryption was a standard feature , enabled by default. But now phones with the OS are starting to appear in the wild, that appears not to be the case. Google […]


Networking

How NSA and GCHQ hacked world largest SIM card maker Gemalto: “game over for cellular encryption”

February 25, 2015

Via: itCurated

American and British spy agencies have hacked the world’s largest phone SIM card maker Gemalto, managing to steal encryption keys used to protect the privacy of phone calls, text messages and other data, according to the latest top-secret documents made […]