After years of hinting it would do so, Google finally began marking HTTP pages that collect information as "Not Secure" in Chrome this week.
The Industry’s Only SaaS-Delivered Enterprise DLP
Our unique approach to DLP allows for quick deployment and on-demand scalability, while providing full data visibility and no-compromise protection.
No-Compromise Data Protection is:
- Cross Platform
- Flexible Controls
Apple made it trickier for anyone looking to download the contents of an iOS device this week with a new feature that prevents USB accessories from communicating with devices that haven't been unlocked in an hour.
A bipartisan bill, the ENCRYPT Act, has resurfaced in the House of Representatives this week. The legislation would block states and governments from compelling companies to weaken encryption with a backdoor.
Amazon followed in Google's footsteps this week in banning domain fronting, a technique that allows app and site developers to evade censorship.
Christoper Wray, who was confirmed as the new FBI Director in August, said last week the concept of "Going Dark," compounded by new encrypted communications services and technologies, is still posing a challenge for the bureau.
Researchers have found that RSA keys generated by cryptographic chips can be factored, exposing a vulnerability affecting the security of many systems and users.
If you haven’t been following the news this week, you missed a major story. Wikileaks has revealed that CIA actively engages in espionage. And it uses computers to do so. But for most end users and encryption advocates, this news is good.
The Internet’s security infrastructure is incredibly fragile, and every once in a while a small fragment of it comes loose and breaks all over the floor. Depending upon the importance of the piece, the mess can sometimes be swept up quickly before anyone notices. That is most decidedly not the case with the recent demonstration of a practical collision in SHA-1.
Advances in consumer technology have made digital surveillance easier than ever for governments and criminals alike. But fear not - as surveillance capabilities have expanded so have the range of encryption systems available to users.
In the aftermath of the election, many people in the security and privacy communities have expressed renewed concerns about the possibility the federal government might again try to implement backdoors or otherwise weaken encryption. It will likely be months before we see any movement on that front, but for now, a new report from the European Union’s information security agency says in no uncertain terms that backdoored encryption is bad for users and undermines the security of the network for everyone.