01/08/2014, Back in October 2013, after a string of leaks by Edward Snowden pushed major internet companies to do more with regards to user privacy, Yahoo announced that it will add automatic encryption to Yahoo Mail by early 2014. This means that all emails will automatically be encrypted by the email service. The company has formally announced that it has delivered on its promise. It is now automatically encrypting all connections between […]
12/22/2013, At the moment the NSA is getting a lot of flak from people all over the world, not just US citizens, over its spying program that was revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Not only did we find out that the NSA is spying on its own citizens, but now according to the latest reports, it seems that one of the reasons the NSA is able to gather data is because […]
12/19/2013, They say that a chain is as strong as its weakest link, and when it comes to cracking the encryption code of a computer, a bunch of researchers have made a rather startling discovery. What they did was to listen to the different sounds that a computer’s CPU made, before using that data in order to crack open the computer, which theoretically speaking, would allow even the world’s toughest encryption […]
11/21/2013, Microsoft today announced a new service called Office 365 Message Encryption. Through the service, users can send encrypted emails not only within their company or organization, but also outside it to people who’re using any other email service from any provider. Office 365 Message Encryption is actually a version of Exchange Hosted Encryption, it includes all features of EHE plus new ones such as the ability to apply custom branding to […]
07/17/2013, I am quite sure that when we first heard of Edward Snowden and the entire can of worms that he opened up, you must have gone through a fair number of feelings that range from betrayal to anger and perhaps even gratitude in certain quarters. Having said that, where do we draw the line when it comes to privacy laws? Google has started to test encryption mechanisms that are said […]
04/15/2013, The FCC permitted cable providers to encrypt basic cable towards the end of last year and now Comcast has detailed its plans for moving ahead with cable encryption. Those who do not use a CableCard enabled device or a Comcast set-top box will need to install an adapter so that they can keep watching encrypted cable. That is why Comcast has already begun telling its subscribers in some markets that […]
04/04/2013, Apple’s iMessage may be the playground for Anonymous to spread DDoS attacks, which coincidentally I was the victim of a few nights ago, but it seems the ability for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to eavesdrop on communications through its service has been posing quite the challenge for the organization. According to a DEA intelligence note obtained by CNET, Apple’s iMessage service has made it “impossible to intercept iMessages between two […]
11/16/2011, RIM has enjoyed success with their Blackberry smartphones in the past due to its secure nature. Encrypted emails plus the ability for organizations to control the contents of employees’ devices through BES made Blackberry smartphones the choice of enterprises and governments. While some companies and governments still believe in RIM, a recent security revamp for Android and iOS devices could mean that the US Federal government will start making the […]
11/15/2011, For those who might be worried about the security and safety of conducting NFC transactions, Samsung may be able to alleviate those fears with the introduction of a new NFC chip that is said to have raised the security level for users who conduct payment transactions through their smartphones.
11/10/2011, Piracy has long moved on from ships boarding one another and plundering whatever is on board the other ship, to the much more modern (and less bloodthirsty method) version that involves unauthorized downloads of work in the digital format – most notably, music and movies. Well, having said that, Microsoft intends to prevent app piracy on their Windows Phone Market Place with a new encryption set in place. It seems […]
09/28/2011, Do you carry secret or sensitive documents with you on the go? Perhaps you work for the government or an organization that deals with highly sensitive data, and if you’re looking for a secure way of carrying those computer files with you, Kingston may have the answer for you in the form of the DataTraveler D6000.
05/13/2011, It has been reported that Dropbox, one of the most popular cloud storage options available, has been charged with an FTC complaint. Apparently the promises of keeping your files encrypted and secure on their servers are a lie, according to Christopher Soghoian, the security researcher who brought up the issue. According to the complaint, Dropbox has the ability to access and view all the files uploaded to the service despite […]
05/09/2011, If you’ve been looking for a fast, easy, and reliable method to protect your files, sometimes digital encryption isn’t enough. Especially If you’re a fan of using weak passwords, or the same password for everything. How can you protect your files then? Introducing the HIDEIN Key. The HIDEIN Key is a USB stick that protects your files with military grade 256-bit encryption to create partitions on your hard drive that […]
04/08/2011, Google has just announced some new updates for Android to make the operating system more prominent in the corporate environment. First up we have a new Device Policy app that allows employees to locate lost or stolen devices on a map, ring it in case it’s in the office, rest the device PIN or even wipe the device remotely via the new My Devices website. While this really helps private […]