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Dell to fix flaw of its own making that puts its computers at risk

The company acknowledges it recently sold PCs loaded with a form of identification that could make them vulnerable to cyberattack.

By November 24, 2015


On encryption, Clinton tells Silicon Valley to be a team player

Democratic presidential candidate tells tech companies they need to help track down terrorists but stops short of calling for weaker encryption. It's a balancing act between security and privacy.

By November 19, 2015


Create and share encrypted files with Mac app Vault 101

Get it while discounted and quickly create password-protected volumes for safe keeping or secure sharing.

By August 4, 2015


Microsoft to encrypt Bing searches by default

Already available as an option, the new default encryption will ensure that your Bing searches and results will be protected from prying eyes, including advertisers.

By June 16, 2015


Tech companies urge Obama to safeguard encryption

Industry groups representing Apple, Google and many others say they're firmly opposed to any policy that would undermine technology that helps ensure users' privacy.

By June 9, 2015


ISIS calls Anonymous 'idiots,' offers tips to elude hackers

Islamic terrorist group trades jabs with the hacking collective that vowed to banish it from the Internet after the deadly attacks in Paris.

By November 17, 2015


How to make Facebook send you encrypted notification emails

Learn how to add an OpenPGP public key to your Facebook profile and set it so that Facebook will encrypt the notification emails it sends to you.

By June 3, 2015


Google, Apple among tech giants urging US to support encryption

The companies, along with security experts, say President Obama should protect user data, putting them in direct competition with the country's top law enforcement officials that may want access to that data.

By May 19, 2015


Lord of the Paranoids: New Yahoo security exec on protecting a billion-plus accounts

Bob Lord, Yahoo's new security chief, will lead a team called the Paranoids. Like all security executives, he has a tough job.

By November 21, 2015


Microsoft Windows vulnerable to 'FREAK' encryption flaw too

Previously thought limited to Apple and Google browsers, the flaw leaves communications between affected users and websites open to interception.

By March 5, 2015