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Cookie handling in browsers can break HTTPS security

Man-in-the-middle attackers can inject cookies over HTTP connections in order to extract information from encrypted HTTPS traffic.

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Samsung teams with Sectra to secure mobile phones for governments

Sectra is working with Samsung to integrate its end-to-end hardware encryption system with the phone maker's Knox mobile security platform to create devices secure enough to carry government secrets.

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India withdraws draft encryption policy following controversy

The Indian government has withdrawn a controversial draft encryption policy, with a minister stating that the document was not the final view of the government.

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Indian draft rules on encryption could compromise privacy, security

India's government is trying to ensure that its law enforcement has easy access to encrypted information, but it could be compromising security and privacy in the bargain.


'Let's Encrypt' free encryption project issues first SSL/TLS certificate

A project that aims to increase the use of encryption by giving away free SSL/TLS certificates has issued its first one, marking the start of its beta program.

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Intel ponies up $50 million for quantum computing research

Fully functional quantum computers are still a dozen years off, which is why Intel needs to invest in fundamental research now, according to CEO Brian Krzanich.

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Google: Lock up your Compute Engine data with your own encryption keys

The company didn't say whether it will offer this feature to its other Cloud Platform services

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US Defense Secretary to renew call for cooperation with tech industry

Ash Carter will speak to big-name execs at the secretive Sun Valley conference

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OwnCloud's new encryption framework gives enterprises more flexibility

A modular approach makes it easier to switch encryption algorithms and keys

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FBI chief warns that terrorists hide behind encrypted communications

James Comey said that these communications may not be intercepted despite court orders

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Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

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Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

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Cisco warns of default SSH keys shipped in three products

The flaw could allow an attacker to decrypt traffic exchanged by three Cisco virtual appliances

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Free SSL/TLS certificate project moves closer to launch

Let's Encrypt will start issuing a few certificates next month while it ensures the system is reliable

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US to require HTTPS for all government websites

All public sites will be required to use the protocol by the end of 2016