Encryption

Silent Circle launches Android app offering full call and text encryption

Silent Circle launches Android app offering full call and text encryption

Data security is important to every mobile user, but some need a bit of extra encryption on top of normal security measures. For those users, Silent Circle has launched the Silent Phone app, which allows Android users to call and message each other with full encryption over talk and text. The app can be nabbed from the Google Play store, and requires a corresponding Silent Circle account.

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Dropbox drops the ball, leaves all encrypted user accounts open to any user with no password

Dropbox drops the ball, leaves all encrypted user accounts open to any user with no password

Anyone that is in the tech world knows that there is often more than a little apprehension when an update to a service is announced or applied. Often things come off without a hitch, but every now and again an epic fail surfaces and the upgrade turns out to be more of a downgrade. Dropbox is a service that allows users to put files in for sharing that are encrypted and secure on the server and can only be accessed by people that have the user name and password.

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Samsung Promises Highest Possible Level of Protection against Data Loss with Self-Encrypted SSD

Samsung Promises Highest Possible Level of Protection against Data Loss with Self-Encrypted SSD

Samsung's got a new Solid State Drive and they want you to take it for a spin. Samsung says it has the only Solid State Drive to feature Goverment-Grade AES 256-bit Encryption for the ultimate in security for your awesome files and such. This hardware encryption is always on, the data encryption and user authentication being performed "in the high security of the drive controller" instead of where it'd normally be stored, in the software. Software encryption works using the main CPU of the computer and stores info in the relatively insecure memory of the system, while SEDs (self-encrypting drives) encrypt at the speed of the interface making no impact on performance in the protected hardware of the SSD.

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Kanguru whips out Defender Elite remotely manageable flash drive with hardware encryption

Kanguru whips out Defender Elite remotely manageable flash drive with hardware encryption

Data security is at the front of many minds in the business world. With the ease that data can be copied to and from portable devices today and the fact that these devices are easily lost or stolen means sensitive data has to be protected. Kanguru has a new flash drive that has achieved the FIPS 140-2 certification for data security called the Kanguru Defender Elite.

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Kingston debuts ultra-secure DataTraveler 5000 flash drive

Kingston debuts ultra-secure DataTraveler 5000 flash drive

Not too long ago Kingston had to recall some of its secure flash drives because a flaw was found in the encryption used that allowed the security protocols to be bypassed. Kingston wasn't the only flash drive maker that had to recall secure drives because of the flaw. Today Kingston has unveiled a new flash drive that uses hardware approved by the DoD for the transportation of classified documents.

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Encryption for GSM voice calls cracked

Encryption for GSM voice calls cracked

Encryption protects much of our data around the world. Our credit card transactions are encrypted, online medical records are encrypted, online banking transaction are encrypted along with all sorts of other data. When that encryption fails, our information can be accessed by nefarious users.

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