Don't FREAK out?
The Federal Trade Commission’s website just got a whole lot safer for people to peruse after the government agency said Friday that…
Helpful for cryptography
A team of scientists has figured out a way for a standard silicon chip to tackle quantum entanglement — a phenomenon in which…
Insecure secure messenger?
Security researchers Alex Rad and Juliano Rizzo claim to have discovered significant weaknesses in the Telegram secure messaging app, mainly to do…
The Switzerland-based startup, established by MIT, Harvard and CERN researchers, couldn’t access money that crowdfunding backers have given it, because PayPal had frozen its account. A PayPal rep apparently asked if ProtonMail had asked the government for permission to offer encryption.
John McAfee, antivirus pioneer and former international fugitive, has launched his very own secure messaging service, or at least slapped his name on one.
A noted researcher says he will boycott computer security firm RSA’s conference, accusing the firm of accepting $10 million to build a backdoor into its security tools.
The incident, which was probably a case of the French finance ministry going overboard in its efforts to monitor employee activities, provides a timely reminder of how certificates are the weak point in online security.
Android security engineers have issued fixes that aim to address weaknesses in the mobile operating systems underlying Java Cryptography Architecture. The flaws had enabled theft from certain Android Bitcoin wallet apps.
Android’s built-in pseudorandom number generator is broken. If you’ve been using an Android Bitcoin wallet app to generate addresses and private keys, that flaw may have opened your wallet up to theft.