Facebook published numbers today that demonstrate the pervasiveness of encryption on the web; the social network said 95 percent of its notification emails are encrypted with Perfect Forward Secrecy, up from 29 percent in May.
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Google has been testing a method for taking into account whether a site uses HTTPS as part of its search ranking, and officials say it has returned positive results so far.
Cambridge University researcher Ross Anderson urged experts to take heed of weaknesses in chip-and-PIN payment cards as the inevitable switchover looms in the U.S.
LAS VEGAS–Yahoo plans to enable end-to-end encryption for all of its Mail users next year. The company is working with Google on the project and the encryption will be mostly transparent for users, making it as simple as possible to use. Alex Stamos, CISO at Yahoo, said that the project has been a priority since[...]
Twitter has announced that a cloud-based password management company called Mitro has joined the Twitter team, and all of Mitro’s code is now free and open source. Mitro’s offering a secure password manager that’s meant to help distributed teams share passwords for accounts and services. The passwords are stored in encrypted form on Mitro’s servers,[...]
An encryption issue in the Android and iOS versions of the Instagram photo-sharing application could allow for man-in-the-middle attacks and more.
Open WhisperSystems today released Signal, a free app that brings encrypted calling to the iPhone.
There is a critical vulnerability in millions of Android devices that allows a malicious app to impersonate a trusted application in a transparent way.
Researchers at Citizen Lab have taken a close look at the extent of Internet filtering in Iraq, as well as the security of a popular offline chat app used there, and found an increase in the number of services blocked by the government and identified serious privacy and security problems with the chat app. As tensions[...]
There are a number of undocumented and hidden features and services in Apple iOS that can be used to bypass the backup encryption on iOS devices and remove large amounts of users’ personal data.