Encryption

Ransom Crypto Locker: Your Personal Files Are Encrypted - Be Aware

Shirley Palmer | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shirley Palmer

These people are sophisticated in their approach with details, links, info etc. and you simply have to follow their guidelines. It was with baited breath that I decided the only way forward was to pay them - much to my disgust. Within ten minutes of them receiving the payment I received the key to decrypt my files.

Catastrophic Hack 'Is Basically A Zombie'

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech

A huge security flaw in some of the world’s most popular internet browsers has left users vulnerable to hacks when visiting millions of websites. ...

How to Protect Yourself by Thinking Like a Criminal

Simon Specka | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Simon Specka

Free public WiFi is one of the hallmarks of our times. So addicted are we to staying connected, we can barely bear to be offline nowadays - mobile professionals, students and the growing army of freelance creatives are drawn to free WiFi, served by cafes and bars, like bees to a honeypot.

David Cameron, Encryption and National Security

David Emm | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

I don't believe that application vendors would be very happy to provide their customers with a 'snoopable' form of encryption. If anything, in the light of growing privacy concerns over the last 12 months, vendors have been keen to take steps to secure their customers' communications.

You Can Try to Ban Encryption if You Like, Mr Cameron, But Don't Expect the Rest of the World to Follow Suit

Rafael Laguna | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Rafael Laguna

Rather than ill-conceived, reactionary measures, Mr Cameron should realise it's not a lack of access to data that's preventing better detection of terrorists: Instead, put more resources into analysing the data and what to do with the access they currently have:..

The US Public Will Tell You Their Internet Passwords If You Just Ask Them

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech

Fans of Jimmy Kimmel will know he often takes pleasure in embarrassing other people. In his latest skit, the veteran comedian took to the streets u...

Whatsapp and Snapchat: Social Media for Terrorists?

Samantha Hopps | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Hopps

Encryption isn't just used for social communication channels, it's also used to send most forms of confidential details over the internet, from online banking login details to credit card information for online shopping.

'Password' Is No Longer The World's Most Popular Password

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

'Password' is no longer the world's worst password - but only just. A new study of the most used - and so most obvious and least secure - passwords...

Encrypting Your Data Is a Good Thing... Unless Someone Else Has Done It

David Emm | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

'Ransomware' Trojans, as the name suggests, are designed to directly extort money from their victims. They may block access to a computer's file system, or encrypt data that's stored on it and then ask for a payment to release the data.

NCA Issue 'RansomWare' Warning

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Tech

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has issued a warning alerting people to a mass 'ransomware' spam email. The email - which appears to be particularl...

Post-Snowden, Encryption Remains Your Best Friend

Ian Emery | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Emery

Let's start by assuming that if state agencies really want to carry out surveillance of your systems they will. All you can do is make it less worth their while trying.

Privacy, A Decade On

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

Terrorism is obviously the "access all areas pass" - but many more Europeans die slipping in the shower or from ill-fitting moped helmets than from "terrorism".

Party like it's encrypted

Eva Blum-Dumontet | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Tech
Eva Blum-Dumontet

All over the world a brand new kind of gatherings is emerging: CryptoParties. Don't be misled CryptoParties are not some sort of morbid, Halloween-like celebrations. Those geeky meetings are in fact a good opportunity for all to learn the art of encrypted communications and discuss privacy on the Internet.