Experts Doubt Russian Claims That Cryptographic Flaw Was a Coincidence
At a recent international standards meeting, experts said they weren’t convinced by a Russian explanation about a potentially flawed new encryption algorithm.
Head of Android Security Says Locking Out Law Enforcement Is an ‘Unintended Side Effect’
Google is taking steps to make it harder for someone to push a malicious update that disables the security features on an Android phone.
Encrypted Messaging App Signal Says It Won’t Comply With Australia’s New Backdoor Bill
Signal joins Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants who have already condemned and protested the bill.
Slack Doesn’t Have End-to-End Encryption Because Your Boss Doesn’t Want It
A former Slack employee and the company's current chief information security officer say that Slack's paying customers aren't that interested in end-to-end encryption.
CEO Pleads Guilty to Selling Encrypted Phones to Organized Crime
Phantom Secure made custom, encrypted BlackBerry phones and sold them to customers all over the world, including to the Sinaloa cartel, according to prosecutors.
There's No Longer Any Excuse For Not Using a Password Manager
Autofill passwords on Android and iOS 12 means that "I'm lazy" is no longer an excuse for not using LastPass or 1Password.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: We’re Very Committed to Encryption in WhatsApp
During a Senate hearing, Sandberg said Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is still using end-to-end encryption, but did leave room for potential changes.
After Google and Amazon Drop Anti-Censorship Support, Wickr Steps In
On Thursday, Wickr announced that paying, and soon free, users will be able to route their Wickr traffic through a network used to circumvent internet censorship, which could be useful for users in Iran, Russia, or perhaps China.
Password Analyst Says QAnon’s ‘Codes’ Are Consistent With Random Typing
A security researcher claims QAnon’s codes contain patterns that reveal they are the result of “random typing.”
Your Tinder Swiping Sessions Are More Secure Than Ever
Tinder is now encrypting images and has made it harder to figure out who you’re matching with, and who you’re swiping left and right on.
Cops May Unlock iPhones Without a Warrant to Beat Apple's New Security Feature
As the cat and mouse game between iPhone hackers and Apple continues, with Apple introducing more robust security features, some law enforcement officials exploring a legal workaround.
Some Signal Disappearing Messages Are Not Disappearing
Journalists and sources may try to secure their communications not just with encryption, but also with automatically disappearing messages. But Signal has a nasty bug that can retain some messages.