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Is Tor Traffic Secure?

In the wake of Ed Snowden’s revelations there’s been a litany of calls for the widespread adoption of online anonymity tools. One such technology is Tor, which employs a network of Internet relays to hinder the process of attribution. Though advocates openly claim that “Tor...
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How to Secure Your VoIP

Several users of traditional landline phones are ready to ditch their old and cranky sets for the latest feature-rich and low rental VoIP communication systems. VoIP is not only being used by the office owners but there is also a rise in the number of...
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Cryptocat Encrypted Facebook Chat

Open-source chat-encryption tool Cryptocat announced its latest update, which includes full encryption for Facebook private messages, in a blog post Monday. “Cryptocat’s mission is to make encrypted chat accessible and easy to use. With Cryptocat celebrating its third birthday (already!), we’re happy to announce the...
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CryptoLocker Ransomware Targeting Android Smartphones

The CryptoLocker ransomware has been wreaking havoc on desktops for months now, demanding that victims pay hundreds of dollars in exchange for the key to decrypt their locked hard drives. Now a piece of malware along these lines is adding the Android platform to its...
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Dropbox Leaked Shared Private Files Through Google And Documents

People using shared storage provider Dropbox are leaking data, a competitor has discovered. Dropbox competitor Intralinks stumbled across mortgage applications and bank statements while checking Google Analytics data for a Google Adwords campaign. Links to shared files leak out when those links are accidentally put...
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Apple iOS LockScreen Bypass and E-mail Encryption Bug

Another iPhone passcode bypass is making the rounds this week that reportedly allows users to trick Siri into skirting around the device’s usual lockscreen to view, edit and call any of the phone’s contacts. The flaw apparently affects the most recent iOS build, 7.1.1 and...
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Google Stops Scanning Student Gmail Accounts

Google has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it will no longer scan student Gmail accounts for ads. The practice was called into question last week as part of a court case in which Google has been accused of violating wiretap laws.  Google had...
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