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Confide, the White House’s favorite messaging app, has multiple critical vulnerabilities

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

It took intensifying media and security industry scrutiny for Confide to go under the microscope.

As White House puts pressure on leakers, DC startup sees business opportunity

by Chris Bing • 4 weeks ago

A hazardous political landscape in Washington, underlined by a White House desperate to plug leaks, has spurred the use of encrypted messaging apps by federal employees. For a collage of software developers, this nervousness and anxiety around D.C. translates into a very real business opportunity. In light of media reports noting the growing use of WhatsApp, Confide and Signal amongst government workers, a group of onlookers are now working to provide other options.

Google engineers keep pushing on email encryption as E2EMail goes open source

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 month ago

Small, slow steps toward email encryption from the search giant.

Congress is about to have a really challenging year on cybersecurity

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

2017 will be a banner year for cybersecurity in Congress and that isn’t necessarily a good thing, said House Intelligence Committee Staff Director Michael Bahar, “we have kicked off the year with a lot going wrong with Russia and its hacking.” While there are multiple probes by different committees, in both the House and Senate, to investigate Russia’s influence on the 2016 presidential election, those retrospective efforts are just the beginning of what will ultimately be a very busy year in Congress as lawmakers face a myriad of cybersecurity-related policy decisions.

Report: IoT security products face huge challenges

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

"There is no single, magic security bullet that can easily fix all IoT security issues," the Forrester report states.

Dozens of cryptographers call on Guardian to retract WhatsApp ‘backdoor’ article

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 months ago

The Guardian is under fire for a headline claiming WhatsApp has a massive security flaw, with prominent security researchers calling for a retraction