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Police hack PGP server with 3.6 million messages from organized crime...

Custom PGP BlackBerry smartphones allegedly used by criminal gangs for secure messaging have suffered a setback.

Chrome extension brings encryption to Gmail

The security and privacy community was abuzz over the weekend after Google said it was open-sourcing E2Email, a Chrome plugin designed to ease the...

WhatsApp: Encrypted Message Backdoor Reports Are 'Baseless'

The security researcher cited in the report acknowledged that the word 'backdoor' was probably not the best choice. WhatsApp this week denied that its app...

Google ventures into public key encryption

Google announced an early prototype of Key Transparency, its latest open source effort to ensure simpler, safer, and secure communications for everyone.The project’s goal...

Reported “backdoor” in WhatsApp is in fact a feature, defenders say

Enlargereader comments 20 Share this story The Guardian roiled security professionals everywhere on Friday when it published an article claiming a backdoor...

Google floats prototype Key Transparency to tackle secure swap woes

♪ I've got the key, I've got the secreeeee-eeet ♪ Google has released an open-source technology dubbed Key Transparency, which is designed to offer an...

A Look Inside Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure

It's time for security researchers and vendors to agree on a standard responsible disclosure timeline. Animal Man, Dolphin, Rip Hunter, Dane Dorrance, the Ray. Ring...

Op-ed: Why I’m not giving up on PGP

Aurich Lawson / Thinkstockreader comments 25 Share this story Neal H. Walfield is a hacker at g10code working on GnuPG.This op-ed was...

Op-ed: I’m throwing in the towel on PGP, and I work...

EnlargeChristiaan Colen reader comments 4 Share this story Filippo Valsorda is an engineer on the Cloudflare Cryptography team, where he's deploying and helping...

A beginner’s guide to beefing up your privacy and security online

Enlarge / Unfortunately, it's easier to stick a lock on the Brooklyn Bridge than it is to secure your data. We can at least...

17 essential tools to protect your online identity, privacy

Make no mistake: Professional and state-sponsored cybercriminals are trying to compromise your identity -- either at home, to steal your money; or at work,...

GPG Sync simplifies encryption key management

In all the discussion about using encryption, a critical point keeps getting lost: It's difficult to work with, and it's even harder to deploy...