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A flaw in Apple’s Quick Look for MacOS exposes the contents of encrypted files

A flaw in Apple’s Quick Look for MacOS exposes the contents of encrypted files Apple’s Quick Look feature in MacOS supposedly leaks sensitive data even if the content is locked behind password-protected encryption. Introduced in MacOS 10.5 Leopard, Apple designed Quick Look to give you a glimpse into a file. …

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The erosion of Web 2.0 – TechCrunch

The erosion of Web 2.0 – TechCrunch How we lost our way… and found it again It seems quaint to imagine now but the original vision for the web was not an information superhighway. Instead, it was a newspaper that fed us only the news we wanted. This was the …

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FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands – TechCrunch

FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands – TechCrunch The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had almost 7,800 phones from 2017 alone that investigators were unable to access. The real number …

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch

A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices. But unlike most of us, the data on their phones could endanger lives and pose a great threat …

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Email encryption flaw gives hackers full access to your secret messages

Email encryption flaw gives hackers full access to your secret messages Researchers at the Munster University of Applied Sciences discovered vulnerabilities in the PGP and S/MIME technologies used to encrypt email. The problem resides in how email clients use these plug-ins to decrypt HTML emails. The post Email encryption flaw …

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Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature – TechCrunch

Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature – TechCrunch Buried inside Twitter’s Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better a home for sensitive communications that often end up on encrypted messaging …

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Toward transitive data privacy and securing the data you don’t share – TechCrunch

Toward transitive data privacy and securing the data you don’t share – TechCrunch Anshu Sharma is a serial entrepreneur and a former venture partner at Storm Ventures. More posts by this contributor The unbeatable advantage of Apple and Amazon An engineer’s guide to picking a startup We are spending a …

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