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In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it. Encryption does not of itself prevent interception, but denies the message content to the interceptor. In an encryption scheme, the intended communication information or message, referred to as plaintext, is encrypted using an encryption algorithm, generating ciphertext that can only be read if decrypted. For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually uses a pseudo-random encryption key generated by an algorithm. It is in principle possible to decrypt the message without possessing the key, but, for a well-designed encryption scheme, large computational resources and skill are required. An authorized recipient can easily decrypt the message with the key provided by the originator to recipients, but not to unauthorized interceptors.

Federico Maggi and Andrea Continella discuss a new tool to protect filesystems by disrupting and undoing ransomware's encryption activities.
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Vacations are over, school is about to start, and people are starting to think about what to do in the four months until the end of the year.
In IT, that means driving success in the cloud.Many IT manages have been incentivized with impending deadlines for shutting down enterprise data centers, migrating applications, and converting data from the enterprise to the cloud data conversion projects.
Itrsquo;s all a bit overwhelming.

But there are two things you must do before 2017 is over.[ What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know now. | Also: InfoWorldrsquo;s David Linthicum explains what exactly is edge computing. ]1.

Think securitymdash;yes, again When considering the public cloud, security should be systemic to everything you do.

This includes when encryption, key management, and the use of identities. However, most enterprises moving to cloud have no real definition of their security strategy, not to mention policies or the selection of enabling technology.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IT threat evolution Q2 2017

The threat from ransomware continues to grow.

Between April 2016 and March 2017, we blocked ransomware on the computers of 2,581,026 Kaspersky Lab customers.
In May, we saw the biggest ransomware epidemic in history, called WannaCry.
At the end of 2016, there was a major attack against San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency.

The attack was done using Mamba ransomware.

This month, we noted that the group behind this ransomware has resumed their attacks against corporations.
New money comes from Oracle to help build a FIPS-compliant encryption module for the OpenSSL cryptographic library.
Two IP cameras sold by Loftek and VStartcam are leaving over 1.3 million users open to 21 vulnerabilities that range from a lack of HTTPS encryption to bugs that open users up to cross-site request forgery attacks.
Hackers are increasingly using Secure Sockets Layer encryption to conceal device infections, shroud data exfiltration and hide botnet communications, according to cloud security company Zscaler.
Magical thinking meets willful ignorance at closed meeting Analysis  UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd kicked off a firestorm in the tech community Tuesday when she argued that "real people" don't need or use end-to-end encryption.…
Tells Desert Island Disks that Indie apps don't hand over metadata Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has reiterated the company's position that weakening the encryption of messaging apps isn't going to give governments what they want.…
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A leading security researcher predicts a sea of technology changes that will rock our world, including the Internet of Things, cryptocurrency, SSL encryption and national security.