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

Each of these popular cloud platforms boasts robust security - but which does it best?
20 Nov 2020
Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout
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Google to test end-to-end encryption following global RCS rollout

Only 1:1 messages will be automatically protected as part of the trial
20 Nov 2020
IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing
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IBM and AMD partner on AI and confidential computing

The partnership will expand on open source software and frameworks to create better security for hybrid cloud
12 Nov 2020
Zoom settles with the FTC over 'deceptive' encryption claims
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Zoom settles with the FTC over 'deceptive' encryption claims

Video conferencing firm's security practices "didn't line up with its promises", regulators say
10 Nov 2020
EU inches closer to ban on end-to-end encryption
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EU inches closer to ban on end-to-end encryption

Leaked document suggests EU wants "balance" between robust security and ease of access for law enforcement
9 Nov 2020
Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users
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Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users

A technical preview is available now, but Zoom has warned that it will block certain functions such as cloud recording and live transcription
27 Oct 2020
iPhone 12 poses potential security risk for WhatsApp users
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iPhone 12 poses potential security risk for WhatsApp users

Transferring messages to your new iPhone 12 may compromise WhatApp’s most important feature
19 Oct 2020
Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design
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Five Eyes nations demand encryption 'backdoors' by-design

Tech companies are being urged to implement encryption-bypassing systems into their services by default
12 Oct 2020