encryption

Lantronix adds zero-touch automation to its SaaS platform
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software as a service (SaaS)

Lantronix adds zero-touch automation to its SaaS platform

Update allows remote installation of Lantronix’s IoT and OOB devices
15 Jul 2021
WhatsApp launches multi-device beta with support for end to end encryption
Devices supported by WhatsApp's new multi-device beta
communications

WhatsApp launches multi-device beta with support for end to end encryption

An infrastructure change means up to four devices can be attached to a single account without compromising security or privacy, company claims
15 Jul 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Does cyber security's public image need a makeover?
IT Pro 20/20 Issue 18: Does cyber security's public image need a makeover?
cyber security

IT Pro 20/20: Does cyber security's public image need a makeover?

Issue 18 of IT Pro 20/20 looks at recent efforts to retire the 'hacker' stereotype, and how the threat landscape has changed over the past 20 years
30 Jun 2021
What is end-to-end encryption and why is everyone fighting over it?
Abstract image of code passing through a filter to symbolise end-to-end encryption
encryption

What is end-to-end encryption and why is everyone fighting over it?

End-to-end encryption is considered one of the best ways to protect user data, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea
21 Jun 2021
Futurex‌ ‌and Google enable‌ ‌client-side‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Workspace encryption‌
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Google Docs

Futurex‌ ‌and Google enable‌ ‌client-side‌ ‌Google‌ ‌Workspace encryption‌

Full-spectrum key management solution allows customer-controlled import and export of cryptographic keys
14 Jun 2021
US and Australia arrest 'hundreds' in encrypted messaging sting
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encryption

US and Australia arrest 'hundreds' in encrypted messaging sting

The 'Anom' app was installed on phones distributed by authorities and has led to arrests in 18 countries across the globe
8 Jun 2021
WhatsApp sues Indian government over new privacy laws
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data protection

WhatsApp sues Indian government over new privacy laws

The law requires social media companies to identify users when authorities demand it, which could see the end of encryption
26 May 2021
UK gov warns Facebook's encryption plan could harm child safety
The Home Secretary Priti Patel
encryption

UK gov warns Facebook's encryption plan could harm child safety

Home secretary Priti Patel is set to deliver a speech on the dangerous effects of end-to-end encryption
19 Apr 2021
Cloud storage: How secure are Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud?
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cloud security

Cloud storage: How secure are Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, and iCloud?

Each of these popular cloud platforms boasts robust security - but which does it best?
13 Apr 2021
What is ethical hacking? White hat hackers explained
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hacking

What is ethical hacking? White hat hackers explained

Not all hackers are motivated by greed - some of them use their powers for good
9 Apr 2021
How to encrypt files and folders in Windows 10
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encryption

How to encrypt files and folders in Windows 10

Here’s how to make your sensitive data unreadable to prying eyes
9 Apr 2021
What is Microsoft Pluton?
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Security

What is Microsoft Pluton?

A quick look at Microsoft's new approach to CPUs that promises to revolutionise Windows security
8 Apr 2021
Design for Alan Turing £50 note revealed
The Bank of England's new £50 note featuring Alan Turing
encryption

Design for Alan Turing £50 note revealed

The new polymer banknote will be put into circulation on the codebreaker's birthday, 23 June
25 Mar 2021
Confidential computing – the next frontier in security
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encryption

Confidential computing – the next frontier in security

Confidential computing provides the opportunity for businesses to encrypt their data while in use, rather than just in transit or rest. Could it becom…
18 Mar 2021
Dropbox Passwords will be free for all users from April
Dropbox Passwords, the cloud giant's password manager
Security

Dropbox Passwords will be free for all users from April

The cloud giant's password manager will offer users up to 50 stored credentials across three devices
17 Mar 2021
Intel joins forces with DARPA to help build encryption ‘holy grail’
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encryption

Intel joins forces with DARPA to help build encryption ‘holy grail’

Microsoft will also help test the new technology in the cloud
9 Mar 2021
WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash
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privacy

WhatsApp presses ahead with privacy changes despite backlash

The news of the update resulted in millions of new downloads for rival services Telegram and Signal
19 Feb 2021
Apple fixes macOS Big Sur bug that caused irretrievable data loss
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bugs

Apple fixes macOS Big Sur bug that caused irretrievable data loss

The macOS upgrade installer failed to check if you had enough free space available, causing major issues if you didn’t
17 Feb 2021
Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition
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Careers & training

Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition

Over 37,000 girls have taken part in the challenge since 2017
12 Feb 2021
FTC finalizes settlement with Zoom
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encryption

FTC finalizes settlement with Zoom

Failure to comply could bring financial penalties
2 Feb 2021
What is public key infrastructure (PKI)?
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Security

What is public key infrastructure (PKI)?

This technology can help secure data using a number of components
12 Jan 2021
What is AES encryption?
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Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

What is AES encryption?

AES is one of the most widely used encryption protocols, but where did it come from and how does it work?
5 Jan 2021
UK gov could block Facebook plans for end-to-end encryption
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encryption

UK gov could block Facebook plans for end-to-end encryption

Privacy groups warn the Home Office to not "facilitate crime by making personal security harder"
9 Dec 2020