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The POODLE flaw returns, this time hitting TLS security protocol

HTTPS website owners advised to check their websites again

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BlackBerry's deal to buy voice crypto company Secusmart blessed by German government

The deal will let BlackBerry step up its cross-platform push with better security

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USB Armory is the Swiss army knife of security devices

A USB-stick computer built around a processor with strong security capabilities

WhatsApp adding end-to-end encryption to message service

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Even Mark Zuckerberg, in theory, can't read your messages

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PCI Council looks for ways to stem data breaches after bad year

The last year has been bad, but the technology is there to stop nearly all data breaches, experts said

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Storage for spies: How the FIPS standard makes data extremely hard to steal

Encrypted. Tamper-proof. When you need seriously secure digital storage, check the device’s FIPS rating. Here's everything you need to know.

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Microsoft fixes critical crypto flaw, strenghtens encryption for older systems

A vulnerability in the Microsoft SChannel component could expose servers to remote code execution attacks

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DigiCert is considering SSL certificates for more Tor hidden services

The company has received requests for .onion SSL certificates after issuing one to Facebook

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Google releases tool to test apps, devices for SSL/TLS weaknesses

The tool simulates man-in-the-middle attacks to detect SSL/TLS vulnerabilities and implementation issues

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Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

A vulnerability in SSL 3.0 enabled the POODLE attack. In the meantime, Chrome 39 will no longer support SSL 3.0 fallback for TLS connections.

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Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network

Facebook is also working on a mobile Tor site

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Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says.

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Four-digit passcodes remain a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption

Longer passwords would be more resistant to brute-force attacks

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Eric Holder says 'worrisome' tech companies are eyeing encryption

US attorney general's remarks follow similar concerns from the FBI. But will Silicon Valley care?