The CryptoWall ransomware has proven to be a profitable criminal enterprise, netting more than $1.1 million in six months. More than 1,600 victims have surfaced and more than 5 billion files have been encrypted.
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Amazon Web Services announced that it has turned on Perfect Forward Secrecy and other SSL improvements for its CloudFront content delivery platform.
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[...]
Open WhisperSystems today released Signal, a free app that brings encrypted calling to the iPhone.
Apple quietly began encrypting virtually all of the email flowing in and out of its servers for its iCloud.com, mac.com and me.com domains, a move that throws up an important roadblock for attackers and others attempting to snoop on those transmissions.
The OpenBSD project patched a vulnerability in the LibreSSL random number generator; both sides of the issue concede the test program used to trigger the flaw was either unusual or unrealistic.
A critical vulnerability was reported in the random number generator in LibreSSL, a fork of OpenSSL. LibreSSL preview versions were released this weekend.
Google has failed to implement certificate pinning in its official iOS Gmail application, which could enable Man-in-the-Middle attacks exposing encrypted user communications.
Microsoft announced TLS support on Outlook.com and that OneDrive cloud storage now supports Perfect Forward Secrecy.
Encryption software has been enjoying a prolonged day in the sun for about the last year. Thanks to the revelations of Edward Snowden about the NSA’s seemingly limitless capabilities, security experts have been pounding the drum about the importance of encrypting not just data in transit, but information stored on laptops, phones and portable drives.[...]