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Trump’s phone replaced with more secure device

President-elect Donald Trump has turned over the Android phone he used for tweeting and will use a more secure phone with encryption capabilities that was approved by the Secret Service, according to news reports.

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Encrypted email service ProtonMail is now accessible over Tor

The creators of encrypted email service ProtonMail have set up a server that's only accessible over the Tor anonymity network as a way to fight possible censorship attempts in some countries.

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GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation

GoDaddy, one of the world's largest domain registrars and certificate authorities, revoked almost 9,000 SSL certificates this week after it learned that its domain validation system has had a serious bug for the past five months.

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Professionally designed ransomware Spora might be the next big thing

Security researchers have found a new very well designed ransomware program dubbed Spora that can perform strong offline file encryption and brings several innovations to the ransom payments model.

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What a Locky Ransomware attack looks like

CSO Online's Steve Ragan infects a laptop with Locky Ransomware

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KillDisk evolves into ransomware

A malicious program called KillDisk, which has been used in the past to wipe data from computers during cyberespionage attacks, is now encrypting files and asking for an unusually large ransom.

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Kaspersky antivirus exposed users to traffic-interception attacks

Security vendor Kaspersky Lab updated its antivirus products to fix an issue that could have exposed users to so-called man-in-the-middle attacks.

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Apple gives iOS app developers more time to encrypt communications

Apple has backtracked on a plan to force iOS developers to encrypt their app communications by the end of the year.

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Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship

Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google's domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts.

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Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate

The U.S. is better off supporting strong encryption than trying to weaken it, according to a congressional report that stands at odds with the FBI’s push to install backdoors into tech products.

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Google researchers help test cryptographic flaws

Security experts from Google have developed a test suite that allows developers to find weaknesses in their cryptographic libraries and implementations.

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Ransomware became one of the top threats to enterprises this year

Ransomware creators are increasingly targeting companies and other organizations, sometimes using techniques borrowed from cyberespionage attacks, because they're likely to pay more money for their data.

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Google open-sources test suite for devs to find crypto bugs

Developers can use Project Wycheproof to test cryptographic algorithms against a library of known attacks to uncover potential weaknesses

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Apple's macOS file encryption can be bypassed without latest fixes

Without the macOS update released this week, Apple's disk encryption can be easily bypassed by connecting a specially crafted device to a locked Macbook.

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Ransomware-fighting coalition adds members and decryption tools

The No More Ransom project, a coalition of law enforcement and security companies, has expanded with 30 new members and added 32 new decryption tools for various ransomware variants.

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5 topics Trump needs to address in Silicon Valley leaders meeting

As some of the tech sector’s heaviest hitters prep for a meeting this week with president-elect Donald Trump, they need to make sure they get answers to critical questions about issues that could affect not only their businesses but...

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Facebook helps companies detect rogue SSL certificates for domains

Facebook has launched a tool that allows domain name owners to discover TLS/SSL certificates issued without their knowledge.

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