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Encryption startup Vera locks down transferred documents

The company's software applies a strict regime of rules over who can open a file

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Researchers show that IoT devices are not designed with security in mind

Lack of encryption and other security issues found in home automation hubs could facilitate burglary, stalking and spying

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Like Google, Mozilla set to punish Chinese agency for certificate debacle

The organization's current proposal is to reject future CNNIC-issued certificates, but to trust existing ones

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Wider use of HTTPS could have prevented attack against GitHub

EFF said the GitHub attack reinforces the case for using HTTPS

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OpenSSL fixes serious denial-of-service bug, 11 other flaws

The scare of a second Heartbleed was unjustified

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IT manager gets certificate for Microsoft domain, tries to report it but gets in trouble

He tried to alert the company in January, but the company never got his emails, and later suspended his Microsoft account

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Researchers find same RSA encryption key used 28,000 times

Another look at the impact of the FREAK flaw has turned up some surprising findings among RSAA encryption.

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Yahoo puts email encryption plugin source code up for review

The company hopes to have it in action by year end

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BlackBerry launches $2,300 tablet

Yes, you read that right. And BlackBerry didn't even make it.

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New ransomware program targets gamers

Ugh - the program encrypts game saves, mods, maps and other user-generated content for a large number of popular games.

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Obama administration's encryption concerns meant to start a debate

The U.S. government still supports using encryption but has questions about law enforcement access to data

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Dell takes on corporate security with new suite

The Dell Endpoint Security Suite offers a set of interconnected capabilities that secure the data on employee laptops and desktop computers

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Snowden docs show CIA's attempts to defeat Apple device security

A secret CIA-sponsored conference reportedly hosted talks on stealing encryption keys from Apple devices and infecting them with malware

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FREAK is another serious flaw in the Web's encryption

US export restrictions on encryption technology from the 1990s have come back to haunt the modern Web.

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Some Bitdefender products break HTTPS certificate revocation

This allows man-in-the-middle attackers with access to revoked, but otherwise valid, certificates to manipulate encrypted traffic