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Encryption service ‘linked to cyber attacks’ taken down in international sting

An encryption service used by cyber attackers to remain anonymous online has been shut down in an international operation involving the UK National Crime Agency. Fifteen server infrastructures were shut down on Monday in an operation led by German police to take down LabVPN. The NCA said that the network was used by criminals connected […]

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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Irish Water Targetted In Email Phishing Scam

Irish Water has been targetted in an email phishing scam sent to Irish internet users this morning. The email, in common with most phishing scams, uses elements from the Irish Water corporate branding, but is rather badly worded: If you click on the hyperlink in the email you will end up at what appears to […]

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Give Snowden Asylum in Europe, Say MEPs

The European Parliament has voted to call on EU member states to “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender”. The decision is part of a resolution passed today on the follow-up to […]

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Apple and President Obama Say: Use HTTPS for Everything

  Why waste time figuring out whether you should use HTTP or HTTPS? These days there’s no reason not to encrypt – better be on the safe side! New versions of Apple’s mobile and desktop OS announced this week include a new feature called App Transport Security. It’s the first step by Apple in deprecating HTTP for developers. If you’re developing […]

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