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Today on Zoom: ‘Not suited for secrets’, encryption issues and more

Today on Zoom: 'Not suited for secrets', encryption issues and more

Two separate reports have revealed further issues within popular video-conferencing app Zoom. First up, a report from The Verge notes that a security professional has used an automated tool that can scour meetings to find ones that are not protected by passwords. Apparently, it was able to find 2,400 calls …

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A major new Intel processor flaw could defeat encryption and DRM protections

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Security researchers are warning of a major new security flaw inside Intel processors, and it could defeat hardware-based encryption and DRM protections. The flaw exists at the hardware level of modern Intel processors released in the last five years, and could allow attackers to create special malware (like keyloggers) that …

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Wi-Fi vulnerability affecting WPA2 encryption makes older Android phones insecure

Wi-Fi vulnerability affecting WPA2 encryption makes older Android phones insecure

These days, most people connect to the internet via Wi-Fi. We’ve been taught that on unprotected, open hotspots, you can easily be followed around the web, but generally, we would assume that password-protected networks are relatively safe from outside attacks. As it turns out, a vulnerability in the widely used …

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Facebook, Google, Others’ Encryption Said to Be Threatened by Planned New US Bill

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US legislation will be introduced in the coming weeks that could hurt technology companies’ ability to offer end-to-end encryption, two sources with knowledge of the matter said, and it aims to curb the distribution of child sexual abuse material on such platforms. The bill, proposed by the Chairman of the Senate …

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Breaking iPhone encryption won’t make anyone safer

Breaking iPhone encryption won't make anyone safer

Imagine all your tax documentation could be examined by officials from any government merely on suspicion. That’s the future some governments are pushing for when they demand that Apple put security backdoors into its products. Making no one safe Think about the nature of security backdoors: They represent deliberate security flaws …

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