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Hardware, software options emerge for runtime encryption

Hackers are getting better at exploiting encryption gaps that expose plain-text data. New hardware and software runtime encryption solutions aim to close those gaps.

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Ripped from the headlines – are your messages secure in these encrypted apps?

In the investigations of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the FBI has retrieved messages from Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp. Seth Hallem explains the weaknesses in these apps and what a good data protection scheme looks like.

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FBI 'Going Dark' whopper: Locked out of only 1,200 phones, not 7,775

The FBI blames programming errors for grossly inflating the number of encrypted, unhackable phones it said it needed backdoors into.

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EFAIL: Critical PGP and S/MIME bugs could reveal plaintext of encrypted emails

There's currently no fix for the critical flaws in PGP and S/MIME that could reveal plaintext of encrypted email. Users are advised to disable PGP plug-ins and not to use decryption in email clients.

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Researchers warn PGP and S/MIME users of serious vulnerabilities

A professor at Münster University issued a warning on Sunday about serious vulnerabilities in PGP and S/MIME – two widely-used methods for encrypting email – which, if exploited, could reveal plain text communications. The issue also...

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How to detect and prevent crypto mining malware

Hackers are placing crypto mining software on devices, networks, and websites at an alarming rate. These tools can help spot it before it does great harm.

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8 security tools and tips for journalists

Journalists have a giant red target on their backs. How can we defend ourselves?

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FBI chief calls for public-private detente on encryption

Christopher Wray sees bureau's investigative work hindered by unbreakable encryption, but hopes to find a middle ground.

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Sometimes encryption can actually make you less secure

In an age where advanced analytics to detect a sophisticated attack is often the only chance of heading off substantial harm, encrypting SMB is akin to taking one step forward and 50 steps back.

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You can’t protect what you can’t see

Visibility is a fundamental cybersecurity strategy to protect network assets and information.

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6 use cases for blockchain in security

Blockchain has the potential to improve encryption and authentication, and that could be good news for IoT security and DDoS protection.

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Why it’s harder for threats to hide behavior on a corporate network

If signatures in cybersecurity are like fingerprints in a criminal investigation, behavioral detection is like profiling – it’s harder to hide, but it’s not foolproof either.

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New cryptocurrencies offer better anonymity, new security challenges

Anonymous cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash help cybercriminals evade detection and make cryptojacking more profitable.

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Full disk encryption: do we need it?

Companies should consider implementing full disk encryption alongside other encryption methods on mobile devices.

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Board cybersecurity field trips

Maybe this time, what happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas!

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FBI chief claims encryption is an 'urgent public safety issue’

After 25 years of "going dark" claims, FBI Director Christopher Wray says not being able to crack the encryption on devices is "a major public safety issue."

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Cisco ETA solves one of the biggest cybersecurity problems

Cisco Encrypted Traffic Analysis (ETA), now generally available, addresses one of the biggest pain points in the cybersecurity industry — finding malware in encrypted traffic.

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What is SSL/TLS? (And why it’s time to upgrade to TLS 1.3)

The TLS protocol encrypts internet traffic of all types, making secure internet communication (and therefore internet commerce) possible. Here are the basics of how it works and what comes next.

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