Encryption

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To encrypt or not to encrypt?

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There are lots of different viewpoints about whether to encrypt or not.

Paul Ducklin helps you decide what to do...

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

Dmail promises self-destructing Gmail messages

After an email has been "destroyed" (or, rather, encrypted), recipients will see a message that the email has been killed. Should we trust it will do what it says with personal data?

Dark web drug dealer pleads guilty, gets 2 years to ponder "anonymity"

He was an online dealer who made use of the so-called Dark Web, shielded by the apparent anonymity of Tor, or The Onion Router.

He's not anonymous any more.

If you make everybody use weaker locks, it's burglars who benefit! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Security can be fun...here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute video.

Enjoy!

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger could be banned by UK's newly proposed bill

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger could by banned by UK's newly proposed bill

Newly proposedĀ UK legislation will demand that messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat remove encryption from their apps altogether or see them banned.

Encrypt like everyone's watching! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

There's a Sophos T-shirt that warns you, "Dance like nobody's watching. Encrypt like everyone is."

We aren't kidding, folks, and this week's 60 Second Security tells you why!

Pita bread helps researchers steal encryption keys

Pitta bread helps researchers steal encryption keys

Four Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a tiny, low-cost device that can steal encryption keys via radio waves.

Bing arrives better late than never to the encryption party

Bing arrives better late than never to the encryption party

Bing, the perennial web search bridesmaid is finally going to encrypt your search data by default.

iOS 9 enhances two factor authentication, introduces 6-digit passcodes

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Apple announced on Monday that iOS 9 will have native two-factor authentication as well as (slightly) more secure passcodes.

Steel bin maker Brabantia breached, trashes passwords just to be safe

Steel bin maker Brabantia breached, trashes passwords just to be safe

It's not clear what data the intruders might have grabbed, but Brabantia said that it wasn't financial. Nor were passwords accessed.

Facebook moves to encrypt the emails it sends users

Facebook moves to encrypt the emails it sends users

The new feature lets users add OpenPGP public encryption keys to their profiles that can be used to encrypt notifications Facebook sends to users' email accounts.

Why you shouldn't worry about privacy and security on your phone

We're offering a free Phone Privacy Check on the Sophos stand at Infosec Europe...

...because we think you should be informed about privacy and security, not worried!

SSCC 200 - If you can't trust the IRS, whom can you trust? [PODCAST]

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin as they dissect the latest security news in our weekly podcast.

It's entertaining and educational - news you can use!

Practical IT: What is encryption and how can I use it to protect my corporate data?

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Businesses often don't realise why encryption is important, and how they can use it to protect their data. The latest in our Practical IT series tells you what encryption is and how you can use it in your business.

Apple, Google and others urge Obama to say no to backdoors

Tech firms and cryptographers lobby the Obama administration, urging resistance to the implementation of backdoors in popular software.

Facebook opens up Internet.org but there's no support for HTTPS

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Facebook has opened the internet up to users in India and other countries but says it won't immediately allow HTTPS.

5 online privacy and security tips for travelers

Going on holiday or traveling for business any time soon?

Here are 5 online privacy and security tips for when you're on the road.

Practical IT: What you need to know about email encryption

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When email was invented over 40 years ago, no one thought about how to ensure the integrity of messages. Here's what you need to know about securing email with the right kind of encryption.

The NSA wants a multi-part encryption key for 'front door' access to your data

The NSA wants a multi-part encryption key for 'front door' access to your data

As tech firms, privacy groups and citizens continue to balk at government surveillance, the NSA has come up with an interesting proposal for a multi-part encryption key.

World Backup Day - is your data safe enough?

World Backup Day - is your data safe enough?

Ransomware has made us all aware of the value of backups - but there are many other reasons to have a copy of your vital data in reserve!