Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying

Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments, company officials said Friday.The move by Google is among the most concrete signs yet that recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s sweeping surveillance efforts have provoked significant backlash within an American technology industry that U.S.

DEA memo provokes Apple privacy debate

The US Drug Enforcement Agency has been accused of messing with Apple fanboy's heads by pretending that it cannot read their iMessages.

Report: Pentagon fails to encrypt drone transmissions

A reasonable individual would probably assume US surveillance drones conducting recon missions over combat zones would be broadcasting an encrypted video feed.

Kaspersky wants your help cracking malware payload

Kaspersky Lab is asking for help cracking an encrypted 'warhead' in the Gauss malware which it identified last week.

Apple's latest Lion update exposes user passwords

Oops: with the latest security update to Lion, Mac OS X 10.7.3, Apple has mistakenly turned on a debug option that leaves users' passwords accessible.

Team breaks satphone security

Satellite telephony - long thought to be secure against eavesdropping - is nothing of the sort, say researchers.

Biological computer reads encrypted logos

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology have developed a 'biological computer' - made entirely from biomolecules - that can encrypt and decipher images.

Swiss team demonstrates long-lasting quantum network

Scientists and engineers have reported back on a project to use quantum cryptography in a real-time network.

PrivateSky guards online exchanges from unwanted eyes

On Wednesday a free service called PrivateSky was launched. It lets Internet users shield email, Facebook updates, and other exchanges from Internet snoops.

This hard drive erases data if stolen

Toshiba’s recently launched SATA 7200 RPM, 2.5 inch MKxx61GSYG hard disk drive features integrated hardware-level encryption and is capable of erasing itself if stolen.

FBI insists it doesn't need digital backdoors

FBI general counsel Valerie Caproni recently told a congressional committee the bureau isn't attempting to restrict encryption protocols without integrated back doors that can be accessed by law enforcement officials.

iPhone security cracked in six minutes flat

German security researchers say they've been able to crack passwords stored on a locked iPhone - and they did it within six minutes.

AT&T debuts mobile encryption platform for spooks

AT&T has debuted a mobile encryption platform targeted at government agencies, law enforcement organizations, financial institutions and international businesses.

ElcomSoft cracks BlackBerry encryption

ElcomSoft has coded a "password breaker tool" to unlock backups created by RIM BlackBerry smartphones. The utility - which is supposedly targeted at forensic investigators - also offers support for cracking a wide range of iOS-based devices.

Hackers crack HDCP code

Hackers have managed to crack an Intel-developed encryption code that is currently used by a number of industry heavyweights to secure high-definition video content and devices.

Is Cloud computing secure?

Chip expert and analyst David Kanter has warned that cloud computing poses "definite" security risks for both corporations and individual end users.

Intel: Sandy Bridge processors on target for 2010

Intel has confirmed that production of processors featuring its next-gen Hi-K 32 nanometer (nm) "Sandy Bridge" architecture will kick off in late 2010.

Secpoint cracks WPA keys with Portable Penetrator

Secpoint has introduced a new "portable penetrator" that offers browser-based wireless vulnerability scanning of large networks across hundreds of IP addresses simultaneously.

Severe vulnerability found in RSA encryption

The most widely used software encryption technique has a major weakness, University of Michigan computer scientists have discovered.