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Australia’s Assistance and Access (A&A) bill, popularly known as the anti-encryption law, opposed by...

Last week, Australia’s Assistance and Access (A&A) anti-encryption law was passed through Parliament, which allows Australian police and government the powers to issue technical...
NetSpectre attack exploits data from CPU memory

Dark Web Phishing Kits: Cheap, plentiful and ready to trick you

Spam email is a part of daily life on the internet. Even the best junk mail filters will still allow through certain suspicious looking...
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Ericsson’s expired software certificate issue causes massive outages in UK’s O2 and Japan’s SoftBank...

Yesterday, the Swedish networking and telecommunications company, Ericsson reported an issue in their core software which caused network disturbances for some of its customers....

Australia passes a rushed anti-encryption bill “to make Australians safe”; experts find “dangerous loopholes”...

On Thursday, Australia passed a rushed assistance and access bill which will allow Australian police and government the powers to issue technical notices. The...
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HashiCorp Vault 1.0 released with batch tokens, updated UI and more

Yesterday, HashiCorp announced HashiCorp Vault 1.0. It is a tool that can be used to manage secrets and protect sensitive data for infrastructures and...
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Microsoft and Mastercard partner to build a universally-recognized digital identity

Mastercard has partnered with Microsoft to help people better manage and use their digital identity. Current identity management systems are complex in proving user...
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Quora Hacked: Almost a 100 Million users’ data compromised!

Yesterday, Quora announced that one of their systems was hacked and approximately 100 million user's data has been exposed to an unauthorized third-party. The...
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Microsoft open sources (SEAL) Simple Encrypted Arithmetic Library 3.1.0, with aims to standardize homomorphic...

Yesterday, Microsoft with the goal to standardize homomorphic encryption, open sourced Microsoft Simple Encrypted Arithmetic Library (Microsoft SEAL) under the MIT License. It is...
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Marriott’s Starwood guest database faces a massive data breach affecting 500 million user data

Last week, a popular Hospitality company, Marriott International, unveiled details about a massive data breach, which exposed the personal and financial information of its...

Reddit takes stands against the EU copyright directives; greets EU redditors with ‘warning...

The Reddit team has decided to take a stand against the EU copyright directive, as it announced last week that EU Reddit users will...

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Hackers are our society’s immune system – Keren Elazari on the...

Keren Elazari, a world renowned cybersecurity analyst and senior researcher at the Tel Aviv University Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, author and speaker spoke earlier...

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