Security changes to popular products like Yahoo Messenger are on the way, says Yahoo's first CISO in a year, security industry veteran Alex Stamos.
Encrypted PINs were taken in the recent hack but Target says the data should be "safe and secure" since the actual encryption key was not obtained.
ProtectedText lets you store your text on the company's encrypted servers, which the company itself can't decrypt -- no registration or other ID sharing required.
The new feature will automatically encrypt e-mail sent on the service, regardless of the destination. Replies and forwards of messages will also be encrypted.
While encrypting and decrypting a volume can be done on the fly, the option for changing its password is a bit hidden.
Provider of software that encrypts communications says it "sees the writing on the wall," citing Lavabit closure in confirming a decision it had been mulling for weeks.
Lavabit owner Ladar Levison writes in a note to users that he would like to explain the reasons for the move but is prevented from doing so because "Congress has passed laws that say otherwise."
While not the expected behavior, this bug is technically not a breach in security.
There are several methods for creating encrypted archives, including Terminal-based options and Finder services.
Worried about eavesdroppers? This microSD card with a built-in encryption chip locks down conversations between smartphones in real time.