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​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...
Encrypted Smartphone Network Seized by Dutch Police for Criminal Investigation

Encrypted Smartphone Network Seized by Dutch Police for Criminal Investigation

April 21, 2016Mohit Kumar
On Tuesday, the Dutch Police arrested a 36-year-old man, Danny Manupassa , on suspicion of money laundering and involvement in selling en...
Opera Browser Now Offers Free and Unlimited Built-in VPN Service

Opera Browser Now Offers Free and Unlimited Built-in VPN Service

April 20, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In Brief Opera becomes the first web browser to offer a built-in Free, unlimited and 256-bit encrypted VPN service for everyone. Ope...
Researcher releases Free Ransomware Detection Tool for Mac OS X Users

Researcher releases Free Ransomware Detection Tool for Mac OS X Users

April 20, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief: Introducing  RansomWhere , a free generic ransomware detection tool for Mac OS X users that can identify ransomware-like beh...
Viber adds End-to-End Encryption and PIN protected Hidden Chats features

Viber adds End-to-End Encryption and PIN protected Hidden Chats features

April 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Viber, the popular mobile messaging app announced Tuesday that it has added full end-to-end encryption for video, voice and t...
Anti-Encryption Bill Released, would Kill your Privacy and Security

Anti-Encryption Bill Released, would Kill your Privacy and Security

April 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The United States anti-encryption bill will kill your Privacy. In the wake of the Apple vs. FBI case, two leading Intelligence Comm...
How to decrypt Petya Ransomware for Free

How to decrypt Petya Ransomware for Free

April 12, 2016Mohit Kumar
Ransomware has risen dramatically since last few years and is currently one of the most popular threats on the Internet. The Ransom...
FBI claims its iPhone Hacking Tool can't Unlock iPhone 5S, 6S and 6S Plus

FBI claims its iPhone Hacking Tool can't Unlock iPhone 5S, 6S and 6S Plus

April 07, 2016Mohit Kumar
Although everyone, including Apple, was worried about the iPhone hacking tool used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to access...
'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...
WhatsApp turns on End-to-End Encryption by default for its 1 Billion Users

WhatsApp turns on End-to-End Encryption by default for its 1 Billion Users

April 05, 2016Mohit Kumar
WhatsApp is updating its messaging app so that every text message and voice call will be encrypted for the company’s one billion users. ...
New Bill targets Anonymous Prepaid 'Burner' phones by requiring Registration

New Bill targets Anonymous Prepaid 'Burner' phones by requiring Registration

March 25, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Terrorist organisations are increasingly using high-grade encryption technologies to prevent being caught by the law enforcement. But, t...
Florida Sheriff threatens to Arrest 'Rascal' Tim Cook if He Doesn't Unlock the iPhone

Florida Sheriff threatens to Arrest 'Rascal' Tim Cook if He Doesn't Unlock the iPhone

March 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The legal battle between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is turning ugly with each passing day. Apple is fightin...
More than 1 Million Websites Install Free SSL Certificate (and Counting...)

More than 1 Million Websites Install Free SSL Certificate (and Counting...)

March 08, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Let's Encrypt has achieved another big milestone by issuing 1 million free Transport Layer Security (TLS) SSL Certificates to webma...
How to Steal Secret Encryption Keys from Android and iOS SmartPhones

How to Steal Secret Encryption Keys from Android and iOS SmartPhones

March 04, 2016Mohit Kumar
Unlike desktops, your mobile devices carry all sorts of information from your personal emails to your sensitive financial details. And d...
Turing Award — Inventors of Modern Cryptography Win $1 Million Cash Prize

Turing Award — Inventors of Modern Cryptography Win $1 Million Cash Prize

March 02, 2016Swati Khandelwal
And the Winners of this year's Turing Award are: Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman . The former chief security officer at Sun...
DROWN Attack — More than 11 Million OpenSSL HTTPS Websites at Risk

DROWN Attack — More than 11 Million OpenSSL HTTPS Websites at Risk

March 01, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A new deadly security vulnerability has been discovered in OpenSSL that affects more than 11 Million modern websites and e-mail services...
Ricochet — Most Secure Peer-to-Peer Encrypted Messenger that Sends No Metadata

Ricochet — Most Secure Peer-to-Peer Encrypted Messenger that Sends No Metadata

February 23, 2016Swati Khandelwal
There are several encrypted messaging apps for mobile and desktop platforms that shipped with "The Most Secure" tagline but e...
Hollywood Hospital Pays $17,000 Ransom to Hacker for Unlocking Medical Records

Hollywood Hospital Pays $17,000 Ransom to Hacker for Unlocking Medical Records

February 17, 2016Rakesh Krishnan
Ransomware has seriously turned on to a noxious game of Hackers to get paid effortlessly. Once again the heat was felt by the Los An...
Apple vs. FBI — Google Joins Tim Cook in Encryption Backdoor Battle

Apple vs. FBI — Google Joins Tim Cook in Encryption Backdoor Battle

February 17, 2016Mohit Kumar
In the escalating battle between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Apple over iPhone encryption, former National Security Ag...