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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

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

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Storage for spies: How the FIPS standard makes data extremely hard to steal

Encrypted. Tamper-proof. When you need seriously secure digital storage, check the device’s FIPS rating. Here's everything you need to know.

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How to encrypt sensitive data? Put it in an encrypted container

We all have files that we'd rather not share with hackers and thieves (and maybe even our spouses). Here's how to put them in a place where no one else can open them.

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Microsoft fixes critical crypto flaw, strenghtens encryption for older systems

A vulnerability in the Microsoft SChannel component could expose servers to remote code execution attacks

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DigiCert is considering SSL certificates for more Tor hidden services

The company has received requests for .onion SSL certificates after issuing one to Facebook

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Google releases tool to test apps, devices for SSL/TLS weaknesses

The tool simulates man-in-the-middle attacks to detect SSL/TLS vulnerabilities and implementation issues

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Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40

A vulnerability in SSL 3.0 enabled the POODLE attack. In the meantime, Chrome 39 will no longer support SSL 3.0 fallback for TLS connections.

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Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network

Facebook is also working on a mobile Tor site


Android Lollipop's new security features will help protect users, but only if they use them

We talked to an expert about whether the new version of Android will help squash the operating system's unsavory reputation.