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Malvertising campaign delivers digitally signed CryptoWall ransomware

The wave of attacks through malicious advertisements continues to hit visitors of popular websites

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CloudFlare reveals 'Universal SSL': Free, headache-free encryption for websites

Having encryption is critical to advancing a more secure future of the Internet, according to CloudFlare

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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

Shades of "The Wire": The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says.

Samsung launches free'My Knox' app for securing its latest smartphones

Samsung on Thursday announced a free My Knox service that can synchronize email and contacts with a desktop computer, as well as two premium services for businesses.

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New organization sets out to make secure communication tools more user-friendly

Simply Secure will identify usability problems in open-source privacy tools and will work with developers to address them

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Android L will turn on encryption by default

The next version of Android, due out before the end of 2014, will encrypt all devices by default.

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How to turn on Android encryption today (no waiting necessary)

Google's new Android encryption policy is great, but you don't necessarily need to wait for an OS update to protect your data from investigators, be they government snoops or someone you know.

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

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Law enforcement would have to approach a device's owner since the encryption keys are stored on the device

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CloudFlare can provide its caching service without your SSL keys

The company said it has made an encryption breakthrough that will put financial institutions at ease

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Home Depot breach put 56 million payment cards at risk, company says

New encryption is in place in U.S. stores, the retailer said -- small consolation for those who were affected.

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BitTorrent Bleep's serverless, peer-to-peer messaging enters public alpha

BitTorrent's Bleep messaging app is now available for anyone to try.

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Open-source project promises easy-to-use encryption for email, instant messaging and more

Pretty Easy Privacy system aims to make encryption of written online communication accessible to masses

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Devastating 'Heartbleed' flaw was unknown before disclosure, study finds

Network traffic records show no signs attackers were looking for vulnerable servers before Heartbleed's disclosure

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Encryption failures fixed in popular PGP email security tool Enigmail

Users of Enigmail 1.7 are advised to upgrade to version 1.7.2 as soon as possible

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How to keep your sexy selfies (and other sensitive files) safe in the cloud

Whether you're storing old tax returns or the occasional naughty photo, some files deserve some extra security. Here's how to keep them private.