بایگانی دسته: encryption

Secrets of the vault: Backblaze open-sources key sections of its data preservation software

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Backblaze has open-sourced a key component of its Backblaze Vault file system design: The Reed-Solomon implementation (done, in this case, in Java).

Mozilla disables new Firefox features to address critical security flaw

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Mozilla has updated Firefox to patch a critical vulnerability, but was forced to disable one of the browser’s new security-enhancing features as a result.

Popular mobile security app uses worthless encryption method

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New data shows that one of the more popular Android security apps, NQ Vault, uses a fundamentally flawed method of encrypting information and protecting user security. Google’s hands-off policy on these topics does far more harm than good.

Lenovo promises bloatware-free PCs, free McAfee subscriptions for Superfish victims

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Lenovo has released its plans for how it will make amends to the consumers whose data it exposed. How about a six month subscription to McAfee?

Samsung is still lying about the encryption on its Smart TVs

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Last week, Samsung claimed that the voice information captured by its newest TVs was encrypted, even if older models were still insecure. This has now been proven untrue — Samsung televisions still on the market and available for purchase are using plaintext.