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No need to panic about Efail attacks

German and Belgian researchers have warned of potential attacks that break email encryption using Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and secure multi-purpose internet mail extensions (S/MIME) by coercing clients into sending the full plaintext of the emails to the attacker. PGP and S/MIME encryption are used by organisations because both add an additional layer of security […]

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It’s not too late to get GDPR ready

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Tick tock. 25 May 2018 is almost upon us. Companies and organisations in Europe and beyond are scrambling to prepare for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This seismic standard affects just about any organisation handling data about Europeans. With sanctions for non-compliance potentially reaching millions […]

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Technology continues to transform crime, warns NCA

Advances in information and communication technologies have the potential to initiate significant disruptive change to the technology landscape, which in turn is likely to present opportunities for specific areas of criminal and law enforcement exploitation, a report reveals. The use of technologies such as the dark web, encryption, virtual private networks (VPN) and virtual currencies […]

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WannaCry’s EternalBlue exploit still a threat

WannaCry is no longer wreaking havoc in the business world, but a year after the malware crippled business operations around the world, a key element of the attack still remains a threat, and few organisations have taken steps to improve their defences, research has revealed. The exploit that enabled the rapid spread of WannaCry, known […]

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EFF welcomes backdoor-blocking US bill

Representatives of the two major political parties in the US have united to reintroduce a bill in Congress aimed at preventing the government from mandating vulnerabilities in data security technologies. If enacted, the bipartisan Secure Data Act 2018 would stop any government agency or court order from forcing a company to build backdoors into encrypted […]

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Embrace GDPR to remain competitive, says OWI

In instituting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the EU is at the vanguard of a broader worldwide trend towards building consumer-centric data protection regimes, according to a One World Identity (OWI) report. “GDPR was designed not just to shield the identity data of EU citizens from misuse, but deliberately to “set the global standard” […]