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GnuPG Flaw in Encryption Tools Lets Attackers Spoof Anyone's Signature

GnuPG Flaw in Encryption Tools Lets Attackers Spoof Anyone's Signature
June 14, 2018Swati Khandelwal
A security researcher has discovered a critical vulnerability in some of the world's most popular and widely used email encryption cl...

Buggy Microsoft Outlook Sending Encrypted S/MIME Emails With Plaintext Copy For Months

Buggy Microsoft Outlook Sending Encrypted S/MIME Emails With Plaintext Copy For Months
October 11, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Beware, If you are using S/MIME protocol over Microsoft Outlook to encrypt your email communication, you need to watch out. From at lea...

Someone is Spying on Researchers Behind VeraCrypt Security Audit

Someone is Spying on Researchers Behind VeraCrypt Security Audit
August 16, 2016Mohit Kumar
After TrueCrypt mysteriously discontinued itself, VeraCrypt became the most popular open source disk encryption software used by activis...

Apple hires Encryption Expert to Beef Up Security on its Devices

Apple hires Encryption Expert to Beef Up Security on its Devices
May 25, 2016Mohit Kumar
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies have waged legal war on encryption and privacy technologies. You may have heard many news st...

​DARPA Wants To Build Ultra Secure Messaging App for US Military

​DARPA Wants To Build Ultra Secure Messaging App for US Military
April 23, 2016Mohit Kumar
Just last month, DARPA launched a project dubbed "Improv," inviting hackers to transform simple household appliances into deadl...

'Hacking Team' Loses License to Sell Surveillance Malware Outside Europe

'Hacking Team' Loses License to Sell Surveillance Malware Outside Europe
April 06, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hacking Team – the infamous Italy-based spyware company that had more than 400 GB of its confidential data stolen last year – is facin...

Hacking Team Offering Encryption Cracking Tools to Law Enforcement Agencies

Hacking Team Offering Encryption Cracking Tools to Law Enforcement Agencies
October 31, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Hacking Team, the infamous Italy-based spyware company that had more than 400 GB of its confidential information stolen earlier this ye...

THN Weekly Roundup — 11 Most Important Hacking News Stories

THN Weekly Roundup — 11 Most Important Hacking News Stories
October 05, 2015Swati Khandelwal
We are back with our last week’s top cyber security threats and challenges, just in case you missed any of them ( ICYMI ). THN Weekl...

TrueCrypt Encryption Software Has Two Critical Flaws: It's time to Move On

TrueCrypt Encryption Software Has Two Critical Flaws: It's time to Move On
September 30, 2015Khyati Jain
If you are among thousands of privacy-conscious people who are still using ‘ no longer available ’ TrueCrypt Encryption Software , then ...

Web Encryption Protocol That Even Quantum Computers Can't Crack

Web Encryption Protocol That Even Quantum Computers Can't Crack
August 06, 2015Khyati Jain
Sometimes, instead of black and white we tend to look out, how a grey would look? Yes, today we are going to discuss the ‘entangling...

Most Vulnerable Smart Cities to Cyber Attack on Internet of Things (IoT)

Most Vulnerable Smart Cities to Cyber Attack on Internet of Things (IoT)
July 31, 2015Khyati Jain
Imagine… You drive to work in your Smart-Car connected to the GPS automatically, but a hacker breaks into your car's network, t...

How To Encrypt Your USB Drive to Protect Data

How To Encrypt Your USB Drive to Protect Data
June 15, 2015Mohit Kumar
The USB flash drives or memory sticks are an excellent way to store and carry data and applications for access on any system you come across...

Cisco Open Sources Experimental Small Domain Block Cipher

Cisco Open Sources Experimental Small Domain Block Cipher
June 23, 2014Wang Wei
In cryptography, Block ciphers such as AES or DES are a symmetric key cipher operating on fixed-length groups of bits, called blocks, a...

Student Decrypts Simplocker Android Ransomware that Encrypts Files

Student Decrypts Simplocker Android Ransomware that Encrypts Files
June 17, 2014Swati Khandelwal
In a previous story, I reported about a new ransomware threat known as Simplocker discovered by researchers at the security firm ESET, ...

Terrorist Group Al-Qaeda Uses New Encryption Softwares After NSA Revelations

Terrorist Group Al-Qaeda Uses New Encryption Softwares After NSA Revelations
May 14, 2014Mohit Kumar
Last year, Just after Snowden leaks, the U.S Government warned that NSA surveillance revelations will make harder to track bad guys try...