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Target In Trouble Again Over Recent Hacking Attack

Target has come out saying that encrypted PINs were taken during recent cyber attack Keep calm everyone, that is the message Target is trying to get across to all affected customers of the latest hacking attack. The recent…

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Stealing Encryption Keys From A Computer Just By Listening

A team of researchers have managed to crack strong encryption algorithms by simply listening to a laptop as it decrypts it. I don’t mean they listened to someone type, they physically listened to the electrical components…

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BitTorrent’s Peer-To-Peer Chat Will Help Protect Your Identity

Privacy concerns easily made the biggest headlines this year, with NSA spying and well… every other government also spying on everyone else pretty much all the time, security breaches at major companies that effected millions of…

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Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure 64GB Flash Drive Review

Introduction Recently I’ve been taking a look at some of the newest flash drives on the market, including those from Lexar and whilst they may be either the fastest, best looking, or offer the best value…

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Lavabit Comes Online Briefly So Users Can Download Emails And Change Passwords

Email provider Lavabit shut down back in August after refusing to comply with U.S government requests that would essentially mean handing over customer data to the NSA. Lavabit’s owner has been bound by a public gag…

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QSAlpha Quasar IV Encrypted Phone Begins Production For Q2 2014 Launch

QSAlpha’s Quasar IV is apparently “the world’s first self-authenticated cipherphone designed to protect your identity”. QSAlpha launched an IndieGoGo campaign for the handset around 3 weeks ago but since then they’ve fallen significantly short of their…

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BitTorrent Labs Reveal BitTorrent Chat Alpha – Encrypted P2P Messaging Service

If all the recent media coverage of government surveillance and companies handing over bulk data has got you worried then BitTorrent Labs could have something ideal for you. BitTorrent have developed their own chat service called…

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American NIST Denies That The NSA Has Been Able To Weaken Encryption Standards

America’s NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology, has released a public statement to address concerns about encryption recently raised by fresh Snowden-leaks. The NIST stated that it has not let the NSA weaken or influence…

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Intel Unveils SSD Pro 1500 Series Of Solid State Drives

Intel have just unveiled their newest series of SSD – the SSD Pro 1500 Series. These new SSDs from Intel are designed to be business class so the focus is more on reliability, power efficiency and…

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New Legislation Aims To Prohibit NSA Encryption Back Doors

The New York Times reports that a Republican Senator, Rush D Holt, is trying to introduce legislation that would prevent the NSA from installing back doors into encryption. Holt believes that the NSA has overstepped its…

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Google Is Deploying New Encryption In Data Centres To Counter NSA

Speaking with the Washington Post Google has told the public that it is bolstering and upgrading its encryption methods amid fresh revelations that the NSA is capable of breaking through common encryption methods. Google has stated…

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Yahoo Concerned About NSA Encryption Revelations

Yahoo has addressed recent revelations that the NSA and the GCHQ are both capable of getting around encryption. The revelations coming from the New York Times and the Guardian, sourcing from the Snowden files, essentially stated…

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega Is Working On Encrypted Email Service

With both Lavabit and Silent Circle shutting down their encrypted email services it is currently quite hard to find yourself an encrypted email client these days that has a safe and reliable future ahead of it.…

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German Email Companies Adopt Encryption To Block Out NSA

According to an RT report communicatons sent between two German email providers will now be encrypted to block out NSA surveillance.  A project dubbed “e-mail made in Germany” has been set up in response to information…

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“Silent Circle” Encrypted Email Service Chooses To Shut Down Too

We have already see the encrypted email service Lavabit voluntarily shut down rather than comply with U.S government requests or try and fight the U.S federal court rulings in what would be a long and expensive…

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Encrypted Email Service “Lavabit” Shuts Down Rather Than Comply With NSA

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden used the encrypted email client Lavabit as his own email service. Lavabit is unique in that it offers totally private emails, shielded from government surveillance and messages, to internet users. However,…

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FBI And NSA Request Master Encryption Keys From Developers

Would you hand your keys to just anyone, I sure wouldn’t. That isn’t stopping the United States Federal Government from asking encryption developers to hand over their keys, encryption keys that is. The Federal Bureau of…

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Google Trialing “NSA-Proof” Encryption For Its Drive Storage

According to a CNET report Google is preparing a new method of encrypting its Google Drive files to prevent the NSA and other intelligence organisations from accessing the files. This is apparently being designed to increase…

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Alternative Email Services Can Help You Avoid PRISM

The NSA’s PRISM program almost guarantees that any major email client can be accessed by the U.S government. So how do you get around this and use a more private service? According to PRISM-Break there are…