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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

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Users with weak SSH keys had access to GitHub repositories for popular projects

GitHub revoked the keys, but it's not clear if they were ever abused by attackers

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Facebook mandates stronger digital verification of apps

The company's change follows an industry move to retire the use of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm

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Facebook boosts notification email security with OpenPGP encryption

Don't let hackers take your Facebook account. Protect your email notifications with OpenPGP.

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Google levels up security with secure comms tool, better authentication

On tap: the Project Vault secure MicroSD card, Project Abacus password replacement and other tech to improve users' security.

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New encryption flaw, LogJam, puts Web surfers at risk

The flaw is closely related to FREAK and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

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Apple, Google urge Obama to reject encryption back doors

The firms signed a group letter calling on the president to resist security workarounds demanded by law enforcement

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In desperation, many ransomware victims plead with attackers

TeslaCrypt creators negotiated with victims, earned over $76,000 in two months, electronic documents reveal.

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Microsoft picks security for the enterprise win

The company has revamped its routine for supplying security patches and has unveiled data and system protections

New Firefox features will eventually be limited to secure websites only

Non-secure HTTP sites will not get access to new browser features, Mozilla said

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Startup launches subscription model for buying SSL certificates

The idea is to drive down the cost of certificates and streamline management

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Lawmakers criticize FBI's request to mandate encryption back doors

It's impossible to ensure that only good guys will be able to access them, lawmakers say.