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this pressed: Tech giants slammed by FBI over encrypted smartphones – Telegraph


The FBI has warned that decisions by Apple and Google to encrypt their smartphones will make it more difficult to rescue kidnapping victims and foil terror plots.

A concept image of how the iPhone 6 might look

Apple and Google have both decided to add new encryption systems to their smartphones

The two Silicon Valley giants have both decided to add new encryption systems in the face of privacy concerns sparked by Edward Snowden‘s disclosure of mass government surveillance.

via Tech giants slammed by FBI over encrypted smartphones – Telegraph.

Cryptolocker Unlocked


Cryptolocker Unlocked

Some half a million people were victimized by a criminal ring running a malicious program, called Cryptolocker, which encrypts files on Windows computers and demands a substantial sum be paid in order to regain access to the files. Only about 1.3 percent of the victims are believed to have paid the ransom, but it still netted the group an estimated $3 million. In a stroke of apparent luck, authorities gained access to the gang’s database of victims and encryption keys, and they are now offering victims free help unlocking their files. The alleged mastermind of this and at least one other major malware scheme, Russian Evgeniy Bogachev, is currently being sought by the FBI. More… Discuss

this pressed: What is the Difference Between http and https? (with pictures): Encription, that’s what!


via What is the Difference Between http and https? (with pictures).

 

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this pressed: Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED


 

Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.
Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.

Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.

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House Committee Puts NSA on Notice Over Encryption Standards – ProPublica


 

House Committee Puts NSA on Notice Over Encryption Standards – ProPublica.

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