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Why you don’t need to encrypt your backup

You should back up all of your data files and encrypt the sensitive ones that you don’t want other people to read. But that doesn’t mean you have to encrypt the backup.

In Heartbleed's wake, Comodo cranks out fresh SSL certificates

Comodo's chief technology officer warns it is still very early in the remediation process

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Critical OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' bug puts encrypted communications at risk

Administrators are advised to patch and revoke old private keys

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Encrypted IM tool Cryptocat sticks to openness despite grief over audits

Cryptocat's founder says the project will continue to release its audits and improve its code

Encrypted email service Virtru adds Office 365 compatibility

Virtru is aiming to make encryption easier on common email platforms

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Wickr wants to spread its spy-level encryption to your favorite games and apps

The encrypted messaging app is selling its security tools to other companies to make money—and to make your information safer.

on techhive.com

Twitter reportedly drops plan to encrypt direct messages

The Verge reports that Twitter’s end-to-end encryption for DMs is done—for now. Why are social networks dragging their feet on security measures?

on techhive.com

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End-to-end encryption needs to be easier for users before Facebook embraces it

Facebook cites third-party services for users seeking end-to-end encryption

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What you need to know about Apple's SSL bug

Apple patched a serious vulnerability in its implementation of SSL on iOS last Friday, but the Mac is still affected. If you're concerned or curious, here's how it might currently affect you.

on macworld.com

Data breaches boost interest in encryption, study says

Recent data theft prompts companies to evaluate new ways of protecting customer information (but not as many as you'd think).