Google announced that it will operate its own root Certificate Authority, stood up by the acquisition of two root CAs from GlobalSign.
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A Ponemon Institute report on ransomware revealed 48 percent of businesses surveyed paid a ransom in exchange for getting their data back.
President Trump’s attorney general pick Jeff Sessions says law enforcement should be able to “overcome” encryption in criminal investigations.
Lavabit, the secure email provider that suspended operations back in 2013 after the US government asked for its users SSL keys, relaunched Friday under a new architecture.
Almost 200,000 servers are still vulnerable to Heartbleed, the OpenSSL vulnerability patched nearly three years ago.
Mozilla released its first Internet Health Report, examining the dangers of over-sharing eroding privacy, and the security of connected devices.
A coalition of researchers and cryptographers are urging the Guardian to retract a story it published last week which suggested the encrypted messaging app WhatsApp contained a backdoor.
Mike Mimoso, Tom Spring, and Chris Brook discuss security-wise what they hope will and won’t change under a Trump presidency, then discuss the news of the week, including SHA-1 deprecation, Carbanak’s return, and the WhatsApp “backdoor” debacle.
Researchers say the Necurs spam botnet is limping back into action with two new campaigns that could be the telltale signs of a future full-scale attack.
Facebook dismisses a researcher who says multimedia content sent via Facebook Messenger can be intercepted by a third party under certain conditions.