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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

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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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Decryption tool available for TeslaCrypt ransomware that targets games

Security researchers found that decryption keys can be recovered from systems infected with TeslaCrypt

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With ransomware on the rise, cryptographers take it personally

The security industry is not doing enough and it's going to get worse, they said

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Crypto gurus: The government's key escrow plan won't work

World renowned cryptographers highlighted various reasons why creating a master decryption key for the government to use is not practical

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VMware helps CIOs tunnel their way to more secure mobile apps

VMware's goal is to make it easier for administrators to control what apps and resources mobile users can access

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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.