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App Store Pushing Out Corrupted App Downloads

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Instapaper developer Marco Arment notes that Apple's App Store is apparently pushing out corrupted app binaries of a number of different applications to users. The issue, which renders the apps unusable, has apparently been triggered on app updates approved over the past few days.Characterizations of this issue: - The app...
App Store Pushing Out Corrupted App Downloads
Non-profit ISP focused on privacy raises over $43,000 in one day

OS X Lion update accidentally outs user passwords in plain text, stumbles over FileVault

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Are you an avid user of OS X's FileVault encryption and running a recently updated version of Lion? It may be time to consider changing your passwords. According to security researcher David Emry, users who used FileVault prior to upgrading to 10.7.3 may be able to find their password...
OS X Lion update accidentally outs user passwords in plain text, stumbles over FileVault

Unlimited storage for all: Bitcasa launches its infinite cloud drive service out of beta

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We first covered Bitcasa way back in 2011, a cloud storage startup promising to bring infinite storage to your desktop. Almost one year on from that, and Bitcasa was already managing 5 petabytes of data, before going on to launch mobile apps and promising to leave beta by February. Well,...
Unlimited storage for all: Bitcasa launches its infinite cloud drive service out of beta

Mozilla's Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth

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Mozilla’s Persona, the organization’s experimental distributed login system that’s an alternative to OpenID and OAuth, is now officially in public beta. Mozilla bills Persona as a “login system that completely eliminates passwords on websites while being safe, secure, and easy to use.” Persona uses your email address to identify you...
Mozilla's Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth
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NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

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Earlier this week, we wrote about an excellent and detailed article in Wired about the efforts by the NSA to collect and store pretty much all communications data they could get their hands on -- whether originating in the US or not (despite clear rules that the NSA is only...
NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.
Just how smart is your smartphone security strategy?
FCC says Big Cable can now encrypt TV signals to halt "service theft"

AT&T Rolling Out Three LTE Samsung Devices in Coming Months

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Fall is typically a busy season for cellphone announcements as companies and carriers prep for the upcoming holiday season, and this year is no different. Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro AT&T today revealed a cornucopia of new 4G LTE devices — all from Samsung — that will be available in the...
AT&T Rolling Out Three LTE Samsung Devices in Coming Months

Wickr -- an iPhone encryption app a 3-year-old can use

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Free app encrypts text, voice, and video messages and leaves no trace on servers or even the device. [Read more]...
Wickr -- an iPhone encryption app a 3-year-old can use

Australian Police To Go Wardriving, Telling People To Lock Up Their WiFi

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Last fall, we wrote about some plans by the police in Austin, Texas to go wardriving to find open WiFi networks and pressure people into locking up those networks. After a bunch of people got upset about this, noting that open WiFi isn't a crime, the police backed down. However,...
Australian Police To Go Wardriving, Telling People To Lock Up Their WiFi
Comcast says the free ride is over for basic cable -- encryption is coming

Should All Web Traffic Be Encrypted?

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The prevalence of free, open WiFi has made it rather easy for a WiFi eavesdropper to steal your identity cookie for the websites you visit while you're connected to that WiFi access point. This is something I talked about in Breaking the Web's Cookie Jar. It's difficult to fix...
Should All Web Traffic Be Encrypted?

FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

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Last month Boxee released its Live TV dongle, which allows Boxee Box owners to integrate live television into their programming options. A recent proposal from the FCC could limit the device's functionality, however, and it has the company calling on its customers to speak out against what it calls...
FCC proposal would allow the encryption of basic cable programing, Boxee cries foul

Could Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books?

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DRM is just “a speedbump,” Hachette’s Maja Thomas said at a copyright conference this afternoon. However, opinion within Hachette is clearly divided. DRM “doesn’t stop anyone from pirating,” Hachette SVP digital Thomas said in a publishing panel at Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2012. “It just makes it more difficult,...
Could Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books?

How Best Buy Is Training Employees On Microsoft's Radically Different Windows 8 (MSFT, BBY)

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Microsoft is set to release four different versions of its Windows operating system this week and it's likely to cause some customer confusion. We reached out to Jason Bonfig, Merchant VP for Computing and MP3 at Best Buy, to see how the retailer will train its employees to be ready...
How Best Buy Is Training Employees On Microsoft's Radically Different Windows 8 (MSFT, BBY)

New Apple guide details iOS security features

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Quietly released guide outlines the security architecture, encryption, and data protection features on the mobile operating system. [Read more]...
New Apple guide details iOS security features

Kaspersky pleads for crypto help to probe Gauss malware

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Kaspersky Lab today appealed for help from top-notch cryptographers to help it break the encryption of a still-mysterious warhead delivered by the Gauss cyber-surveillance malware...
Kaspersky pleads for crypto help to probe Gauss malware

BlackBerry PlayBook Update Adds Improved Android Compatibility

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The RIM PlayBook by just received a developers update that adds some interesting new Android functionality to RIM’s tablet. This new version now supports Android apps running in their own windows, improving compatibility with the general Android app universe. From Crackberry: Improved HTML5 support Portrait support for Email, Calendar and...
BlackBerry PlayBook Update Adds Improved Android Compatibility

Dropbox, Google Drive get in-browser security boost through BoxCryptor plugin

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Here’s one for business or otherwise privacy-hungry users of Chrome: BoxCryptor has released an experimental plugin that makes it possible to encrypt and decrypt files stored in Dropbox and Google Drive without needing to fiddle around with desktop apps. Cloud storage services are pretty secure but, as Dropbox ably demonstrated...
Dropbox, Google Drive get in-browser security boost through BoxCryptor plugin
Nintendo proves it doesn't "get" the Web with the Wii Mini

Encrypted Search Arrives From Google

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In the spirit of keeping you and your data as safe as possible, Google is introducing an encrypted version of its search engine today. This is in line with our report last week that such a product was soon to be released. According to the Google announcement: When you search on https://www.google.com, an encrypted connection is...
Encrypted Search Arrives From Google

Intel’s Windows 8 tablet specs look boss, but can the price be right?

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Oh my, oh dear, Intel has some beautiful specifications in mind for Windows 8 tablets. By now I’m sure that you have seen the information, but just in case, here’s what the company is looking for: tablets with 9+ hours of battery life, built-in 3G/4G, and 30 days standby time, all in...
Intel’s Windows 8 tablet specs look boss, but can the price be right?

iTwin Connect turns a humble USB stick into your own VPN (video)

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Passing files over the internet using iTwin's 256-bit AES encryption's all well and good, but wouldn't it be nice if you could use that connection for other things? Luckily for you, that's just what the iTwin Connect was designed to do. In addition to the usual file-sharing jiggery-pokery, the...
iTwin Connect turns a humble USB stick into your own VPN (video)

Briefly: PlayBook beta, Technicolor, The Bard's Tale

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Research in Motion (RIM) has released a PlayBook beta for developers. Version 2.1.0 is available to download now. While the BB10 operating system is expected for the PlayBook, RIM promises compatibility for applications developed for the new OS beta release will function in BB10. Improvements have been made in the...
Briefly: PlayBook beta, Technicolor, The Bard's Tale
Rackspace sues "most notorious patent troll in America"

Researchers bypass Android encryption by exposing phones to freezing temperatures

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Security researchers in Germany have discovered that physically freezing an Android smartphone can grant access to encrypted data....
Researchers bypass Android encryption by exposing phones to freezing temperatures

Good Technology debuts mobile enterpise messaging for Mango

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Good Technology has unveiled a new version of its Good for Enterprise secure messaging platform. The new version provides secured, encrypted mobile messaging and access for corporate email, contacts, and calendars through on Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). The software will interoperate with Good's FIPS-certified 192 bit AES encryption. Nokia's Lumia...
Good Technology debuts mobile enterpise messaging for Mango

LinkedIn Failed To Take This Simple Step To Protect User Passwords (LNKD)

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Hackers stole the passwords of six million LinkedIn users last week. The New York Times's Nicol Perlroth says the reason this happened is simple: Experts tell her LinkedIn took a rather lax approach to protecting user passwords. On a grading scale of A through F, experts say, LinkedIn, eHarmony and Lastfm.com would get, at...
LinkedIn Failed To Take This Simple Step To Protect User Passwords (LNKD)
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