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Three years later, Let’s Encrypt now secures 75% of the web – TechCrunch

Three years later, Let’s Encrypt now secures 75% of the web – TechCrunch Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use non-profit, backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more, and founded by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has turned three years old. As of its birthday Friday, it’s issued more than 380 million …

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Security flaw in ‘nearly all’ modern PCs and Macs exposes encrypted data – TechCrunch

Security flaw in ‘nearly all’ modern PCs and Macs exposes encrypted data – TechCrunch A firmware bug means existing security measures “aren’t enough to protect data in lost of stolen laptops,” say new security research. Zack Whittaker @zackwhittaker / 7 hours Most modern computers, even devices with disk encryption, are …

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ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer – TechCrunch

ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer – TechCrunch End-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail has named one of the attackers behind a sustained distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) it suffered earlier this summer. The attack took its email service offline for up to several …

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Mobile spyware maker leaks 2 million records – TechCrunch

Mobile spyware maker leaks 2 million records – TechCrunch mSpy, a commercial spyware solution designed to help you spy on kids and partners, has leaked over 2 million records including software purchases and iCloud usernames and authentication tokens of devices running mSky. The data appears to have come from an …

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Highlights from the Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook and Twitter – TechCrunch

Highlights from the Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook and Twitter – TechCrunch Another day, another political grilling for social media platform giants. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing took place this morning, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey present to take questions as U.S. lawmakers continue to …

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‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else – TechCrunch

‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else – TechCrunch A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand tech companies build backdoor access to their users’ encrypted …

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Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity – TechCrunch

Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity – TechCrunch At Disrupt SF 2018, Facebook’s soon-to-be-former chief security officer Alex Stamos will join us to chat about his tenure in the top security role for the world’s biggest social network, how it feels to have weathered …

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What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch

What can we learn from the Dixons data breach that blew up after disclosure – TechCrunch European consumer electronics retailer Dixons Carphone’s apologetic admission yesterday that a 2017 data breach was in fact considerably worse than it first reported suggests disclosures of major breaches could get a bit more messy — at …

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WhatsApp now allows group voice and video calls between up to 4 people – TechCrunch

WhatsApp now allows group voice and video calls between up to 4 people – TechCrunch WhatsApp has added a much-requested new feature after it began to allow users to make group voice and video calls. It’s been just over three years since the company, which is owned by Facebook, introduced voice …

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