encryption

Apple reportedly backed off encrypting iCloud data after pressure from the FBI

Apple reportedly backed off encrypting iCloud data after pressure from the FBI

A new report suggests that Apple previously dropped a large-scale user encryption plan due to pressure from the FBI. The news comes as Apple is mired in a spat with law enforcement over access to

Apple ditched plans for secure iCloud backups after FBI concern

Apple ditched plans to let users fully encrypt backups of their devices using iCloud, a new report by Reuters claims. Apple reportedly made the decision after the FBI complained that this would make

Apple reportedly dropped iCloud encryption plans amid FBI pressure

Apple encrypts your iOS device's locally stored data, but it doesn't fully encrypt iCloud backups -- and that was apprently a conscious choice. Reuters sources say Apple dropped plans for end-to-end
Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

Apple’s iCloud backups are unencrypted due to law enforcement pressure

A previously undisclosed discussion between Apple and the FBI led the tech company to drop plans to encrypt cloud backups of users' private data.
An Open Source Effort to Encrypt the Internet of Things

An Open Source Effort to Encrypt the Internet of Things

IoT is a security hellscape. One cryptography company has a plan to make it a little bit less so.

Exploit Fully Breaks SHA-1, Lowers the Attack Bar

ThreatPost reported on some big research last week:A proof-of-concept attack has been pioneered that "fully and practically" breaks the Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA-1) code-signing encryption, used by

The FBI Can Unlock Florida Terrorist's iPhones Without Apple

The FBI is pressing Apple to help it break into a terrorist's iPhones, but the government can hack into the devices without the technology giant, according to experts in cybersecurity and digital
This Apple-FBI Fight Is Different From the Last One

This Apple-FBI Fight Is Different From the Last One

In 2016 the iPhone encryption debate ended in a draw. Don't count on 2020's scuffle over the Pensacola shooter's devices to play out the same way.
FBI Successfully Unlocks iPhone 11 Pro in Ohio, Casting Doubt on Claims it Needs Apple's Help in Florida Mass Shooter Case

FBI Successfully Unlocks iPhone 11 Pro in Ohio, Casting Doubt on Claims it Needs Apple's Help in Florida Mass Shooter Case

New questions have been raised about the FBI's latest request that Apple break its iPhone encryption, after Forbes uncovered a search warrant strongly indicating that federal agents already have tools

iPhones Can Now Be Used To Generate 2FA Security Keys For Google Accounts

Most modern iPhones running iOS 13 can now be used as a built-in phone security key for Google apps. 9to5Google reports: A built-in phone security key differs from the Google Prompt, though both

The US government should stop demanding tech companies compromise on encryption

In a tweet late Tuesday, President Trump criticized Apple for refusing “to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers and other violent criminal elements.” Trump was specifically referring to a
Trump’s iPhone decryption demands illustrate the dangers of a low-tech president

Trump’s iPhone decryption demands illustrate the dangers of a low-tech president

It's easy for the president to send Apple a blustery demand over Twitter, but much harder to carefully balance digital civil liberties with police requests.

Steve Bannon says President Trump could ‘drop the hammer’ on Apple

Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart chairman and President Trump chief strategist, warns that Trump will “drop the hammer” on Apple if it doesn’t work with authorities. Bannon is referring to the
Trump Enters the Dumb Encryption Debate With a Dumb Tweet

Trump Enters the Dumb Encryption Debate With a Dumb Tweet

We are talking about decrypting iPhones yet again because we live in hell.
Trump stumbles into encryption debate, tells Apple to unlock iPhones

Trump stumbles into encryption debate, tells Apple to unlock iPhones

Donald Trump has some words for his old pal, Tim Apple. The President of the United States once again lost his cool Tuesday afternoon, tweeting that Apple must assist authorities in their efforts to
Old Man Yells at iCloud
Save Space on Your Android by Automatically Deleting Signal Attachments

Save Space on Your Android by Automatically Deleting Signal Attachments

Signal just updated its Android app with new features that make managing file attachments and deleting old conversations much easier than it used to be.

Apple Responds To AG Barr Over Unlocking Pensacola Shooter's Phone: 'No.'

On Monday, Attorney General William Barr called on Apple to unlock the alleged phone of the Pensacola shooter -- a man who murdered three people and injured eight others on a Naval base in Florida in

Barr Asks Apple To Unlock iPhones of Pensacola Gunman

Attorney General William P. Barr declared on Monday that a deadly shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., was an act of terrorism, and he asked Apple in an unusually
The U.S. government is pressuring Apple to unlock an iPhone. Again.

The U.S. government is pressuring Apple to unlock an iPhone. Again.

Here we go again. Attorney General William Barr is pressuring Apple to help law enforcement unlock two iPhones that once belonged to the now deceased Royal Saudi Air Force lieutenant who attacked the