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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

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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.

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Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

Attackers are increasingly using SSL to encrypt data they steal, which poses challenges for security

Secretive, unblockable Verizon perma-cookies kick up privacy concerns

Verizon is messing with your web traffic sent via its wireless network, and that has security researchers troubled.

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says.

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Fix for critical 'POODLE' attack against SSL 3.0 could break Web for Internet Explorer 6

Experts say that SSL 3.0 should be disabled even though some legacy products still use it.

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Four-digit passcodes remain a weak point in iOS 8 data encryption

Longer passwords would be more resistant to brute-force attacks

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Microsoft takes the hassle out of Office 365 email encryption

The Office 365 Message Encryption service no longer requires that email recipients have a Microsoft user account to view messages

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Unlike Google, Bing gives no rankings boost for encrypted websites

Bing will treat websites that use HTTPS the same as ones that don't.

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Eric Holder says 'worrisome' tech companies are eyeing encryption

US attorney general's remarks follow similar concerns from the FBI. But will Silicon Valley care?