Google is unveiling its new form of encryption called Adiantum. It's designed to work with even low-end smartphones, computers, and the like without slowing them down and making them unusable.
Google February 7, 2019
Google Chrome will be more aggressive about encryption going forward. HTTP sites will now be labeled as 'Not Secure' each time a user visits them.
Internet July 25, 2018
Researchers have found a major security flaw in PGP, making users who encrypt their email with PGP or S/MIME vulnerable to attackers. The flaw has been dubbed 'EFAIL,' and it can pull plaintext from encrypted emails.
Security May 14, 2018
Twitter’s newest feature is end-to-end encryption for direct messages, something a number of users have been requesting for a long time. The feature shows up in the latest Twitter APK, indicating imminent rollout.
Apps/Software May 8, 2018
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton announced a $50 million investment in Signal as Open Whisper Systems is establishing the Signal Foundation. The goal is to enable secure global communication and make encrypted messaging ubiquitous.
Security February 22, 2018
Hackers on the same Wi-Fi network as Tinder users can now gain access to their photos. This is because Tinder doesn't use HTTPS encryption for information such as images.
Apps/Software January 26, 2018
The key to a secure and safe internet might just be quantum encryption. A team of researchers have developed a new encryption system that’s basically hack-proof, potentially improving the state of cybersecurity.
Security November 27, 2017
The UK's bid to gain access to WhatsApp following the London attack has stirred another round of controversy in the encryption debacle. WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption to secure communication and a backdoor would create a dangerous security loophole.
Security March 28, 2017
United Kingdom Home Secretary Amber Rudd is calling for WhatsApp and other encrypted communication services to open up their platforms to intelligence teams. Last week, the man behind the London incident checked his WhatsApp account shortly before the attack.
Security March 27, 2017
Android Security has an overwhelming task to keep the Android Universe free from malware. We look at how the company is able to handle this daunting task.
Security February 28, 2017
Open Whisper Systems just released a new update for secure messaging app Signal for both Android and iOS. Among the highlights, the update includes an open beta for encrypted video calls.
Apps/Software February 15, 2017
Viber has just released an update that adds a ‘secret messaging’ feature to the popular messaging app, wherein users can send photos or video that self-destruct after a given period. The update is available now on both iOS and Android.
Apps/Software February 6, 2017
The backdoor tool used by the FBI to unlock the iPhone owned by one of the San Bernardino shooters is already available on the web. It was published by a hacker in an online code repository called Pastebin.
Apple February 5, 2017
A group of security experts has called The Guardian to retract its story calling one of WhatsApp's features as a security vulnerability. Critics argue that it is forcing users to turn to less secure alternatives.
Apps/Software January 22, 2017
The Freedom of the Press Foundation has sent an open letter to major camera manufacturers, asking for encryption features to be built into camera equipment used in photojournalism. But just how useful is camera encryption?
Gadgets December 17, 2016
WhatsApp's latest beta build includes a two-factor authentication method that prevents hackers from taking over a user account. It also includes new features such as background playback capability for audio messages.
Apps/Software November 11, 2016
Facebook finished rolling out full on encryption to the 900 million users of its Messenger app. Users were allowed to tap into end-to-end encryption using the super safe Signal protocol, but there is a catch.
Apps/Software October 5, 2016
Tim Cook talked about the importance of privacy and the potential of virtual reality technology. He was hosted by Utah senator Orrin Hatch during the Utah Technology Council.
Apple October 3, 2016
Apple's encryption keeps it from accessing your iMessages and sharing them with law enforcement, but the company still keeps some digital breadcrumbs. For instance, Apple could share a list of your contacts' phone numbers.
Apple September 28, 2016
Google will soon begin to mark HTTP websites with a 'not secure' label on Chrome. The move is a part of Google's long-term plan to mark all HTTP connections as unsafe ones.
Google September 10, 2016
Microsoft accidentally leaked the 'golden keys' that will allow hackers to unlock Windows devices protected by Secure Boot. This is why Apple was not willing to take the risk of creating a backdoor for its systems upon the FBI’s demands.
Microsoft August 11, 2016
Even though users deleted messages from WhatsApp, an iOS security researcher found that the record of these chats aren’t really deleted from the app.
Apps/Software July 29, 2016
Qualcomm says it informed Google about a critical security flaw as early as 2014, but Google took more than a year to roll out a security patch. We take a look at the reasons why Android devices remained vulnerable.
Security July 9, 2016
Google is experimenting with a new algorithm on Chrome designed to safeguard against quantum hacking, or attacks from quantum computers. The internet company is using 'post-quantum cryptography.'
Security July 7, 2016
An independent security researcher identified big vulnerabilities in Android devices running on Qualcomm chips. The reason behind the concern is that the full disk encryption is lacking in protection, although Google claims otherwise.
Security July 2, 2016
Roughly $6 million in Facebook funds are now frozen in Brazil, as part of the encryption dispute between WhatsApp and local authorities investigating an international drug smuggling case. This move marks the latest attempt to get WhatsApp to turn over user data.
Business Tech July 1, 2016
Mozilla is teaching users the basics of encryption using emojis in this education game that consists of deciphering messages.
Internet June 30, 2016
Apple's new file system, simply named the Apple File System or APFS, is able to offer a unified encryption method for all Apple devices. It is currently available in preview form to developers and is expected to launch next year.
Apple June 15, 2016
Sirin Labs has unveiled its Android smartphone with high-grade security features and a steep price. Here is what to expect from this super-expensive $14,000 smartphone.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 1, 2016
Tex is a secure messaging app that lets users create and change fake names so contacts never know their real identity.
Apps/Software May 20, 2016
The FBI got help from a third party to access the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, but may keep the details to itself. The government agency is hesitant to release the data to Apple following the highly-publicized case.
Apple April 27, 2016
Viber added end-to-end encryption to protect all conversations between individual users and groups on its network. All Android and iOS users are required to download Viber version 6.0 for the encryption to take effect.
Apps/Software April 20, 2016
John Chen made a defensive statement in response to a recent revelation that clearly points toward BlackBerry aiding Canadian law enforcement to access all secure BBM and PIN messages of every BlackBerry device. The statement speaks of the company’s high ethical values and neither accepts nor denies the charges.
Business April 19, 2016
From the start, Apple has been keen on protecting its user’s private information from prying eyes. The preventive measures the company incorporates into each Apple device may just support this claim, detailed in this report.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 18, 2016
Apple wants to take the encryption debate out of court. Meanwhile, the Justice Department says Apple has "changed course."
Legal April 17, 2016
BlackBerry is one of the fortresses of digital encryption and security but some authorities have special access to its devices, according to recent reports. The Canadian police is reportedly able to peruse your BBM messages, as it has the right key.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 15, 2016
The FBI is said to have paid professional hackers to break through the encryption of the iPhone 5c used by one of the perpetrators in the San Bernardino shooting last year. The hackers reportedly created hardware that took advantage of a previously unknown flaw in iOS 9.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 13, 2016
Despite success in unlocking the iPhone 5c of the San Bernardino shooter, the government is continuing to arm-twist Apple to unlock another smartphone. The Justice Department has filed an appeal for Apple's assistance in accessing iPhone data in relation to a New York drug case.
Legal April 10, 2016
Signal finally opened up its beta testing to all end-to-end encryption enthusiasts. The messaging app was Snowden-commended for its high confidentiality and how it allows users to do almost everything that rival softwares can do.
Apps/Software April 9, 2016
FBI director James Comey revealed the hack used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone only will work with select iPhone models like the iPhone 5c.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 7, 2016
WhatsApp enables end-to-end encryption, making things completely secure for its more than 1 billion users. It is now arguably one of the safest messaging platforms to date.
Apps/Software April 6, 2016
The popular messaging app WhatsApp announced that it will now support end-to-end encryption for its voice, photo and video messages.
Apps/Software April 5, 2016
The FBI has found someone, other than Apple, to crack open the San Bernardino iPhone. Some anonymous sources are saying its long-time FBI collaborator Cellebrite, while others are saying another party came forward with a way past the phone's encryption.
Legal April 3, 2016
The FBI has agreed to assist prosecutors in unlocking an iPhone 6 and an iPod that could contain evidence related to a murder case in Arkansas. It is not determined, however, if the FBI would use the same method to unlock the iPhone used by Syed Farook in the San Bernardino shooting.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 31, 2016
The Feds recently cracked down hard on Apple to unlock an iPhone, but such practices are nothing new. Both Apple and Google received requests to break into phones on at least 63 occasions, the ACLU reveals.
Legal March 31, 2016