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TrueCrypt security audit back on track after silence and uncertainty

Phase two of the project will begin shortly and will be done by a professional team of consultants

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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.

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ARM acqusition highlights quest to embed IoT security

Chip makers such as ARM and Intel are working to improve security in software and hardware

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How to remove encryption from a PDF file

Sometimes a PDF needs encryption. Sometimes it doesn't. Here's how and when you can remove unneeded encryption.

Verizon to allow opt-outs of dubious perma-cookie program, but isn't giving up

Verizon is rethinking how it tampers with user web traffic just as the U.S. Senate starts asking questions.

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The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

Website owners still using 1024-bit SSL certificates should replace them with 2048-bit ones

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NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

The agency says it will disclose all contributions from the National Security Agency

Which cloud personality are you? Three ways to approach online storage

Not sure how to deal with sticking your stuff in the cloud? Determining your cloud 'personality' can help.

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Peerio hands-on: This secure messaging suite packs dead simple end-to-end encryption

The creator of Cryptocat and miniLock is back with yet another encryption tool .

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You can encrypt your hard drive, but the protection may not be worth the hassle

Encryption could impact other computer activities, and it could also make file recovery harder. Here's how to encrypt without regrets.

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UK prime minister suggests banning encrypted apps like WhatsApp, iMessage

Having access to people's communications is vital for combating terrorism, David Cameron says

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OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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Free tool automates phishing attacks for Wi-Fi passwords

The tool can disconnect Wi-Fi users and trick them into disclosing their access password to a rogue access point