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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

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Telegram dimisses claim of a flaw in its secure messaging application

Zimperium says Telegram doesn't protect content in memory, but Telegram says it's hard to defend against

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NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a legal framework to let government agencies read encrypted data, NSA director Michael Rogers says.

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Microsoft adds HTTP Strict Transport Security support to Internet Explorer

Websites will now be able to instruct the browser to always reach them over HTTPS

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Ransomware authors streamline attacks, infections rise

Security researchers spotted improved versions of ransomware programs for both Windows and Android.

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5 technologies that betrayed Silk Road's anonymity

Even technologies designed to preserve privacy can reveal identities when not used thoughtfully, as Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht learned last week.