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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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Google's push to encrypt ads will improve security, but won't kill malicious advertising

Google's push to encrypt ads might encourage more websites to deploy HTTPS, however.

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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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Turing manuscript sells for $1 million

A German Enigma machine, also up for auction, sold for $269,000.

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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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TrueCrypt audit shows no sign of NSA backdoors, just some minor glitches

After more than a year of drama, the popular encryption software gets a mostly clean bill of health.

Firefox 37 supports easier encryption option than HTTPS

For sites that can't support HTTPS, Firefox now supports a simpler option.

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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

Microsoft blacklists latest rogue SSL certificates, Mozilla mulls sanctions for issuer

Microsoft revoked trust in an intermediate CA certificate that was used to issue unauthorized certificates for Google websites

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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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Portable storage for the paranoid: We test two secure USB drives on keypad vs. software security

Encrypted storage on a stick is expensive, so consider security method as well before you buy. We test examples of each approach.

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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