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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

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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.