A research report claims that Samsung’s Knox containers store PIN data in clear text. The report comes shortly after the NSA endorsed Galaxy devices for agency use.
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Google is introducing an improved two-factor authentication system for Gmail and its other services that uses a tiny hardware token that will only work on legitimate Google sites.
The FBI has long said that the use of strong encryption software hampers the bureau’s investigations and makes life easier for criminals. Current FBI Director James Comey continued this line of reasoning in a speech on Oct. 17, saying that the use of crypto could lead the country to a dark place, and the EFF[...]
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the recent movement toward default encryption of smartphones and other devices could “lead us to a very, very dark place.” Echoing comments made by law enforcement officials for the last several decades, Comey said that the advanced cryptosystems available today threaten to cripple the ability of intelligence and law[...]
The OpenSSL Project has released a new version of the encryption software, which patches several security flaws, including the bug that is exploited by the POODLE attack on SSLv3. The updated versions of OpenSSL come just a couple of days after a trio of researchers at Google revealed the POODLE attack, which allows an attacker to[...]
Microsoft announced that it has extended support for SHA-2 and TLS in supported versions of Windows.
With details of the new POODLE attack on SSLv3 now public, browser vendors are in the process of planning how they’re going to address the issue in their products in a way that doesn’t break the Internet for millions of users but still provides protection.
A new attack on the SSLv3 protocol, disclosed Tuesday, takes advantage of an issue with the protocol that enables a network attacker to recover the plaintext communications of a victim.
The changes that both Google and Apple have made to their mobile operating systems to encrypt the data on users’ devices have generated praise from the security and privacy communities and vitriol and criticism from the law enforcement and political worlds in equal measure.
Google is removing a feature that allowed administrator to require their users to employ a search option that removes explicit content from search results.