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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

Tor, TrueCrypt, Tails topped the NSA's 'most wanted' in 2012, per newly revealed Snowden leaks

Germany's Der Spiegel published the new cache, which also shows the NSA struggled to fit all its surveillance data into Excel spreadsheets.

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Google Chrome considers marking all unencrypted websites as insecure

Chrome security engineers have proposed that all websites that don't encrypt traffic be marked as insecure by browsers.

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Boeing, BlackBerry working on a smartphone that would 'self-destruct'

It sounds like something out of old spy movies, but it isn't.

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Google's work on full encryption chugs along, with Yahoo's help

Code has been migrated to GitHub to foster involvement from the wider tech community

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The POODLE flaw returns, this time hitting TLS security protocol

HTTPS website owners advised to check their websites again

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IronKey Workspace W700 FIPS Review: Windows To Go on one tough, secure little key drive

The first remotely manageable, FIPS 140-2 level 3 validated USB stick that can run Windows To Go. Pricey, but nicely done.

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BlackBerry's deal to buy voice crypto company Secusmart blessed by German government

The deal will let BlackBerry step up its cross-platform push with better security

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Android Lollipop's default encryption devastates storage performance, tests show

Is your new Nexus 6 not as snappy as it should be? The default encryption feature may be to blame.

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USB Armory is the Swiss army knife of security devices

A USB-stick computer built around a processor with strong security capabilities

WhatsApp adding end-to-end encryption to message service

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Even Mark Zuckerberg, in theory, can't read your messages

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PCI Council looks for ways to stem data breaches after bad year

The last year has been bad, but the technology is there to stop nearly all data breaches, experts said