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FOSDEM 2019: Designing better cryptographic mechanisms to avoid pitfalls – Talk by Maximilian Blochberger

At FOSDEM 2019, Belgium, Maximilian Blochberger talked about preventing cryptographic pitfalls by avoiding mistakes while integrating cryptographic mechanisms correctly. Blochberger is a research associate...

Switzerland launches a bug bounty program ‘Public Intrusion test’ to find vulnerabilities in its...

Switzerland’s national postal service, Swiss Post, says that it has developed a fully verifiable system that can make e-voting widely available in the country....
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Microsoft and Cisco propose ideas for a Biometric privacy law after the state of...

Last month, the state of Illinois passed a Biometric privacy bill where a person can claim damages when their fingerprint is used without consent....
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Security researchers discloses vulnerabilities in TLS libraries and the downgrade Attack on TLS 1.3

David Wong, Security Consultant, at NCC Group, a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, revealed details about the new cryptographic attack, last...

Brave Privacy Browser has a ‘backdoor’ to remotely inject headers in HTTP requests: HackerNews

Brave, the open source privacy- focussed browser, has allegedly introduced a ‘backdoor’ to remotely inject headers in HTTP requests that may track users, say...
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Apple announces the iOS 12.1.4 with a fix for its Group FaceTime video bug

Yesterday, Apple announced the release of iOS 12.1.4 to fix Apple’s Group FaceTime video bug discovered during the end of last month. Apple immediately...
Google’s incognito location tracking scandal could be the first real test of GDPR

Signal introduces optional link previews to enable users understand what’s behind a URL

Signal, the encrypted communication App for iOs and Android, recently announced optional link previews for the four most popular sites- Imgur, Reddit, Instagram, and...
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Google’s Adiantum, a new encryption standard for lower-end phones and other smart devices

Google launched a new form of encryption called ‘Adiantum’, that is designed to secure data stored on lower-end smartphones and devices with insufficient processing...
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Seattle government arrange public review on the city’s surveillance tech systems

Yesterday, the Seattle government announced that they are arranging for a public review on the different surveillance technologies used within the various Seattle departments....
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Google’s new Chrome extension ‘Password CheckUp’ checks if your username or password has...

Google released a new Chrome extension on Tuesday, called the  ‘Password CheckUp’. This extension will inform users if the username and password that they...

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GitHub increases its reward payout model for its bug bounty program...

GitHub announced yesterday that it is expanding its bug bounty program by adding some more services into the list, and also increasing the reward...

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