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June 26, 2018

WPA3 Standard Officially Launches With New Wi-Fi Security Features

The Wi-Fi Alliance today officially launched WPA3—the next-generation Wi-Fi security standard that promises to eliminate all the known security vulnerabilities and wireless attacks that are up today including the dangerous KRACK attacks.

WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access, is a standard designed to authenticate wireless devices using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) protocol and is intended to prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your wireless data.

However, in late last year, security researchers uncovered a severe flaw in the current WPA2 protocol, dubbed KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack), that made it possible for attackers to intercept, decrypt and even [...]

 
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March 29, 2018

Apple macOS Bug Reveals Passwords for APFS Encrypted Volumes in Plaintext

A severe programming bug has been found in APFS file system for macOS High Sierra operating system that exposes passwords of encrypted external drives in plain text.

Introduced two years ago, APFS (Apple File System) is an optimized file system for flash and SSD-based storage solutions running MacOS, iOS, tvOS or WatchOS, and promises strong encryption and better performance.Discovered by forensic analyst Sarah Edwards, the bug leaves encryption password for a newly created APFS volume (e.g., encrypting USB drive using Disk Utility) in the unified logs in plaintext, as well as while encrypting previously created but unencrypted volumes.

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January 26, 2018

Explained — What’s Up With the WhatsApp ‘Backdoor’ Story?

What is a backdoor?

By definition: “Backdoor is a feature or defect of a computer system that allows surreptitious unauthorized access to data, ” either the backdoor is in encryption algorithm, a server or in an implementation, and doesn’t matter whether it has previously been used or not.

Yesterday, we published a story based on findings reported by security researcher Tobias Boelter that suggests WhatsApp has a backdoor that “could allow” an attacker, and of course the company itself, to intercept your encrypted communication.

The story involving the world’s largest secure messaging platform that has over a billion users [...]

 
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January 26, 2018

Lavabit — Encrypted Email Service Once Used by Snowden, Is Back

Texas-based Encrypted Email Service ‘Lavabit,’ that was forced to shut down in 2013 after not complying with a court order demanding access to SSL keys to snoop on Edward Snowden’s emails, is relaunching on Friday.

Lavabit CEO Ladar Levison had custody of the service’s SSL encryption key that could have helped the government obtain Snowden’s password. Although the FBI insisted it was only after Snowden’s account, that was the key to the kingdom that would have helped the FBI agents obtain other users’ credentials as well.

But rather than complying with the federal request that could compromise the communications of all of its [...]

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