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TLS 1.3 gets early adoption boost through CloudFlare

Website security and performance vendor CloudFlare has made the newest version of the TLS secure communications protocol available to all of its customers.

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Google puts screws to HTTP with new warnings in Chrome

Google today continued its campaign to tighten the screws on unencrypted web traffic.

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Google Chrome to start marking HTTP connections as insecure

To push more websites to implement encryption and to better protect users, Google will start flagging plain HTTP connections as insecure in its popular Chrome browser.

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Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today's cybersecurity technologies useless.

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FairWare ransomware infects servers through exposed Redis instances

Days after reports that a new ransomware attack was deleting files from web servers, security researchers determined that some of the affected servers were hacked via insecure deployments of the Redis database.

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Attackers deploy rogue proxies on computers to hijack HTTPS traffic

A new attack analyzed by malware researchers from Microsoft uses Word documents with malicious code that configures browsers to use a web proxy controlled by attackers.

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New collision attacks against triple-DES, Blowfish break HTTPS sessions

Legacy ciphers such as triple-DES and Blowfish are vulnerable to Sweet32 attacks, which let attackers decrypt HTTPS sessions even without the encryption key

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Telegram's encryption stymies French police but pleases their bosses

French government officials have been revealed as avid users of Telegram, a messaging app that is frustrating their interior minister with its end-to-end encryption.

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Respect: Windows 10 security impresses hackers

Windows is a popular attack target for criminals and researchers alike, but Microsoft has done a good job of making it harder to target security flaws in the OS

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Microsoft cranks up encryption in .Net Framework

.Net Framework 4.6.2 improves the Base Class Library, SQL client, Windows Communication Foundation, and CLR

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Rival gang leaks decryption keys for Chimera ransomware

The creators of the Petya and Mischa ransomware programs leaked around 3,500 RSA private keys allegedly corresponding to systems infected with another ransomware program called Chimera.

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Researchers release free decryption tools for PowerWare and Bart ransomware

Security researchers have released tools this week that could help users recover files encrypted by two relatively new ransomware threats: Bart and PowerWare.

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Why ransomware criminals need great customer service

Yes, even bad-guy malware developers have to keep their "customers" happy. Read what happens when F-Secure tests the "help desks" of four crypto-locking malware makers.

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Use Tor? Riffle promises to protect your privacy even better

Privacy-minded people have long relied on Tor for anonymity online, but a new system from MIT promises better protection and faster performance.

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New Locky ransomware version can operate in offline mode

The creators of the widespread Locky ransomware have added a fallback mechanism in the latest version of their program for situations where the malware can't reach their command-and-control servers.

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Salesforce expands encryption options with 'bring your own key'

Salesforce on Tuesday stepped up its efforts to woo security-conscious businesses by adding "bring your own key" encryption to its Salesforce Shield set of cloud services.

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Facebook brings end-to-end encryption to Messenger with ‘secret conversations’

Facebook Messenger now has an encrypted messaging tool, but it doesn't come close to covering all your conversations on the messaging platform.

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Google hopes to thwart quantum computers from cracking today's internet encryption

The encryption methods used to secure today’s internet won’t be impenetrable forever. More powerful “quantum computers” in the future could very well crack them.

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