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How secure is that .zip file? One senator is urging NIST to weigh in

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” Sen. Ron Wyden writes in a letter to the federal agency.

Senator asks Department of Justice if it can keep a lid on its software exploits

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

Sen. Ron Wyden is asking what law enforcement agencies are doing to protect their hacking tools from foreign spies.

Tech giants say UK spy agency’s encryption proposal is threat to security and human rights

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

The tech coalition rejected the GCHQ's suggestion that adding a law enforcement official to a group chat or call would not threaten civil liberties or security.

Stop demonizing encryption

by cyber_admin • 4 weeks ago

The current negativity toward encryption perpetuates misinformation and provides fodder for governments seeking to undermine security and privacy across the globe.

Google: We've been storing some enterprise customer passwords in plaintext since 2005

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Google is encouraging enterprise administrators to have users reset their passwords.

Second flaw found in Swiss election system could change 'valid votes into nonsense,' researchers say

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

It's yet another reminder of what can go wrong when governments shift to electronic voting with no alternative plan.

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