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encryption

100 million Samsung Galaxy devices vulnerable to cryptographic key hack
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone in Phantom Silver at the Samsung Unpacked product launch event
encryption

100 million Samsung Galaxy devices vulnerable to cryptographic key hack

Widespread flaws in hardware-backed key management could enable hackers to bypass FIDO2 authentication
23 Feb 2022
FBI urges Olympic athletes to leave personal devices at home due to cyber risk
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Security

FBI urges Olympic athletes to leave personal devices at home due to cyber risk

The organisation has warned that threat actors could use a broad range of cyber activities, including DDoS or ransomware attacks, to disrupt the event
1 Feb 2022
White House issues memorandum to bolster national security systems
US president Joe Biden speaking to press at the White House while sat in front of the US flag
cyber security

White House issues memorandum to bolster national security systems

Agencies must now implement multi-factor authentication within 180 days, along with encryption for data at rest and in transit
20 Jan 2022
IOC defends China Olympics app after 'devastating flaw' revealed
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Security

IOC defends China Olympics app after 'devastating flaw' revealed

The app may even be breaking Google and Apple’s app store policies when it comes to privacy, according to Citizen Lab
19 Jan 2022
The government’s anti-encryption campaign shows it’s learned nothing from the war on drugs
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encryption

The government’s anti-encryption campaign shows it’s learned nothing from the war on drugs

Criminalisation has almost always backfired through history, pushing illicit materials further into the hands of criminals
18 Jan 2022
US adds dozen Chinese tech companies to trade blacklist
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Policy & legislation

US adds dozen Chinese tech companies to trade blacklist

Decision was made due to concerns China could use the enterprises to break US encryption
25 Nov 2021
Meta delays product-wide end-to-end encryption rollout until 2023
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encryption

Meta delays product-wide end-to-end encryption rollout until 2023

The company wants to 'take its time' to implement the technology in a way that both protects privacy and prevents exposure to online harms
22 Nov 2021
Why the NCSC and telecoms firms are at loggerheads over quantum key distribution
Image depicting the security quantum key distribution claims to provide
encryption

Why the NCSC and telecoms firms are at loggerheads over quantum key distribution

In the face of mixed messages between the public and private sector, should businesses be wary of jumping on the bandwagon?
22 Nov 2021
What should we do about encrypted messaging apps?
Privacy settings on WhatsApp which uses end-to-end encryption
encryption

What should we do about encrypted messaging apps?

From WhatsApp to Telegram to Signal, the growth in use of end-to-end encryption messaging apps is soaring. But do their positives outweigh the risks o…
15 Nov 2021
What is end-to-end encryption and why is everyone fighting over it?
Abstract image of code passing through a filter to symbolise end-to-end encryption
encryption

What is end-to-end encryption and why is everyone fighting over it?

End-to-end encryption is considered one of the best ways to protect user data, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea
29 Oct 2021
UK gov must act now to regulate Facebook, says whistleblower
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Policy & legislation

UK gov must act now to regulate Facebook, says whistleblower

Frances Haugen told members of the Online Safety Bill committee that the social network "is closing the door on us being able to act”
26 Oct 2021
BlackMatter ransomware victims reclaim data using secret decryptor
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ransomware

BlackMatter ransomware victims reclaim data using secret decryptor

Emsisoft discovered a critical flaw in the ransomware that allowed them to help victims recover their files
25 Oct 2021
Australian Federal Police plots "aggressive" cyber division following law change
An image of encrypted data on a screen
encryption

Australian Federal Police plots "aggressive" cyber division following law change

New powers allow law enforcement to launch disruptive operations and collect data on suspected criminals
25 Oct 2021
WhatsApp backups to get end-to-end encryption
WhatsApp images with its new feature fore end-to-end encryption for backups
encryption

WhatsApp backups to get end-to-end encryption

Facebook says it's the final step towards a full end-to-end encrypted messaging experience on the chat app
15 Oct 2021
WhatsApp activates end-to-end encrypted cloud backups
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encryption

WhatsApp activates end-to-end encrypted cloud backups

The messaging service will grant users a password-protected key when they save their chat histories to the cloud
13 Sep 2021
ProtonMail criticised for sharing activist's IP address with law enforcement
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privacy

ProtonMail criticised for sharing activist's IP address with law enforcement

The company prides itself on benefitting from Switzerland's strict privacy laws, yet had to follow the “legally binding order"
7 Sep 2021
Facebook defies gov pressure with end-to-end encryption expansion
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privacy

Facebook defies gov pressure with end-to-end encryption expansion

The social network is bringing E2EE to Messenger voice and video calls
16 Aug 2021
Lantronix adds zero-touch automation to its SaaS platform
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software as a service (SaaS)

Lantronix adds zero-touch automation to its SaaS platform

Update allows remote installation of Lantronix’s IoT and OOB devices
15 Jul 2021
WhatsApp launches multi-device beta with support for end to end encryption
Devices supported by WhatsApp's new multi-device beta
communications

WhatsApp launches multi-device beta with support for end to end encryption

An infrastructure change means up to four devices can be attached to a single account without compromising security or privacy, company claims
15 Jul 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Does cyber security's public image need a makeover?
IT Pro 20/20 Issue 18: Does cyber security's public image need a makeover?
cyber security

IT Pro 20/20: Does cyber security's public image need a makeover?

Issue 18 of IT Pro 20/20 looks at recent efforts to retire the 'hacker' stereotype, and how the threat landscape has changed over the past 20 years
30 Jun 2021
Futurex‌ ‌and Google enable‌ ‌client-side‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Workspace encryption‌
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Google Docs

Futurex‌ ‌and Google enable‌ ‌client-side‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Workspace encryption‌

Full-spectrum key management solution allows customer-controlled import and export of cryptographic keys
14 Jun 2021
US and Australia arrest 'hundreds' in encrypted messaging sting
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encryption

US and Australia arrest 'hundreds' in encrypted messaging sting

The 'Anom' app was installed on phones distributed by authorities and has led to arrests in 18 countries across the globe
8 Jun 2021
WhatsApp sues Indian government over new privacy laws
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data protection

WhatsApp sues Indian government over new privacy laws

The law requires social media companies to identify users when authorities demand it, which could see the end of encryption
26 May 2021
UK gov warns Facebook's encryption plan could harm child safety
The Home Secretary Priti Patel
encryption

UK gov warns Facebook's encryption plan could harm child safety

Home secretary Priti Patel is set to deliver a speech on the dangerous effects of end-to-end encryption
19 Apr 2021