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At upcoming conference, researchers will detail how key encryption feature used in securing wireless systems can be cracked.
Since the news of Passware being able to decrypt FileVault over FireWire connections, Mac users might be concerned about the integrity of the security on their computers.
The Secret Service reports that gleaning Web passwords can help it crack encrypted files and hard drives, while the Justice Department says suspects can't be forced to divulge passphrases.
A new OS X vulnerability, which Apple has not yet fixed, lets an attacker snatch the password from an account that's currently logged in.
Odds and Ends: Apple ending support for older iTunes; FireWire a security risk?; Knowledge Base updates
News.com offers a handy color-coded threat level system for protecting your data at international border crossings from snoopy customs agents.
Microsoft's BitLocker, Apple's FileVault, and Linux's dm-crypt won't protect your data in many circumstances, including having your computer locked with a screen saver.