encryption

The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers

The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers

Mac malware, a Bitcoin mixer, and more of the week's top security news.

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging To the Masses

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: [Cryptographer and coder known as Moxie Marlinspike] has always talked about making encrypted communications easy enough for anyone to use. The
Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

The encryption app is putting a $50 million infusion from WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton to good use, building out features to help it go mainstream.

Tozny introduces encrypted identity tool as part of security service platform

Tozny, a Portland, Oregon startup that wants to help companies more easily incorporate encryption into programs and processes, introduced TozID today. It is an identity and access control tool that

WhatsApp now has over 2 billion users

WhatsApp just hit a major milestone that seemed unimaginable even for Facebook a few years ago. The messaging service has revealed that it now has over 2 billion users, a figure that its parent
Scientists Are Encrypting Information Using Crystals

Scientists Are Encrypting Information Using Crystals

Random numbers are hard to come by, and growing crystals inside normal computers could be one way to get them.
The CIA Secretly Ran One of the World’s Largest Encryption Firms for Decades

The CIA Secretly Ran One of the World’s Largest Encryption Firms for Decades

Most of Crypto AG's 62 customers never suspected anything was amiss, but a new report from The Washington Post and German broadcaster ZDF reveals that Crypto AG was actually owned by the CIA and West
CIA Spied Using Sabotaged Encryption Equipment It Sold to Foreign Governments Since the 1970s

CIA Spied Using Sabotaged Encryption Equipment It Sold to Foreign Governments Since the 1970s

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA) spied on allies and enemies alike through a company they owned that made cryptography equipment, according to an explosive new
CIA secretly owned world's top encryption supplier, read enemy and ally messages for decades

CIA secretly owned world's top encryption supplier, read enemy and ally messages for decades

For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. That company was secretly run by the

FBI director says Feds still can’t unlock iPhone in Pensacola shooting case

FBI director Christopher Wray says that the Feds are still unable to access the encrypted data on an iPhone belonging to the shooter responsible for killing three Americans at a Pensacola, Florida
Signal encrypted messaging app starts testing emoji reactions

Signal encrypted messaging app starts testing emoji reactions

Encrypted messaging app Signal has announced a new feature that is currently being tested with beta users: emoji reactions. The new feature mirrors a similar reaction system offered by Facebook
Signal encrypted messaging app starts testing emoji reactions

Signal encrypted messaging app starts testing emoji reactions

Encrypted messaging app Signal has announced a new feature that is currently being tested with beta users: emoji reactions. The new feature mirrors a similar reaction system offered by Facebook

Smart TV hub Solaborate secures $10M Series A and a go-to-market partnership

When siblings Labinot and Mimoza Bytyqi fled the war in Kosovo in 1999, arriving as refugees on the West Coast of the U.S., they would have had no idea they’d go on to launch a technology company

Linus Torvalds Pulls WireGuard VPN into Linux 5.6 Kernel Source Tree

"The WireGuard VPN protocol will be included into the next Linux kernel as Linus Torvalds has merged it into his source tree for version 5.6," reports TechRadar:While there are many popular VPN
Lindsey Graham Is Quietly Preparing a Mess of a Bill Trying to Destroy End-to-End Encryption

Lindsey Graham Is Quietly Preparing a Mess of a Bill Trying to Destroy End-to-End Encryption

Top Trump ally and consistent encryption scaremonger Senator Lindsey Graham is working on a bill that could coerce tech companies to stop providing end-to-end encryption by threatening them with

A New Bill Could Punish Web Platforms For Using End-To-End Encryption

Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is working on a bill that would reduce legal protections for apps and websites, potentially jeopardizing online encryption. The Verge reports: The draft bill would form a

This Sculpture Holds a Decades-Old C.I.A. Mystery. And Now, Another Clue.

The creator of one of the world's most famous mysteries is giving obsessive fans a new clue. From a report: Kryptos, a sculpture in a courtyard at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency

Tech companies, we see through your flimsy privacy promises

There’s a reason why Data Privacy Day pisses me off. January 28 was the annual “Hallmark holiday” for cybersecurity, ostensibly a day devoted to promoting data privacy awareness and staying safe

Ring’s new security ‘control center’ isn’t nearly enough

On the same day that a Mississippi family is suing Amazon -owned smart camera maker Ring for not doing enough to prevent hackers from spying on their kids, the company has rolled out its previously
Forensics detective says Android phones are now harder to crack than iPhones

Forensics detective says Android phones are now harder to crack than iPhones

One prominent cracking tool was completely ineffective at cracking the Huawei P20 Pro. An iPhone X, though, was simple.