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Iran blocks encrypted messaging apps amid nationwide protests

Iran blocks encrypted messaging apps amid nationwide protests

For the past six days, citizens have taken to the streets across Iran, protesting government oppression and the rising cost of goods. Video broadcasts from the country have shown increasingly intense clashes between protesters and riot police, with as many as 21 people estimated to have died since the protests began. But a complex fight is also raging online, as protesters look for secure channels where they can organize free of government interference. Even before the protest, Iran’s government blocked…

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Bitcoin Exchange Has Been Forced to Close After Second Cyber-Attack

Bitcoin Exchange Has Been Forced to Close After Second Cyber-Attack

A South Korean Bitcoin exchange has been forced to close after suffering another major cyber-attack. Youbit claimed it was “very sorry” but has filed for bankruptcy after it suffered the cyber-attack, less than eight months after the first. In a statement in Korean on its homepage the firm said it had lost 17% of its assets in the raid, with all deposits and withdrawals now halted. However, customers will get back the majority of their investments — with the firm…

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What can I do if I forget the password for my encrypted files?

What can I do if I forget the password for my encrypted files?

To be safer, most people would like to protect their important files and folders by encrypting them with a password. While it’s very common for people to forget the password because they should remember many different passwords. If you choose Best Folder Encryptor to encrypt your files and folders, and you forgot the encryption password, what should you do? 1 Confirm Encryption Type There are five encryption types in Best Folder Encryptor – flash encryption, hiding encryption, diamond encryption, full…

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What if I want to use Best Folder Encryptor on another computer?

What if I want to use Best Folder Encryptor on another computer?

“I have used Best Folder Encryptor on my laptop for two years, now I want to use it on another computer. What can I do?” If you purchase a license of Best Folder Encryptor, you will receive a registration code, with which you can activate Best Folder Encryptor on one computer. While if you change a new computer, should you have to purchase a license again? Of course not. Then what should we do? In the new version of Best…

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How to open Best Folder Encryptor if you forgot the admin password?

How to open Best Folder Encryptor if you forgot the admin password?

“I used the encryption software Best Folder Encryptor to encrypt my files. To be safer, I have set an admin password for the software. But now I forgot the password. Is there a way to retrieve the admin password?” It’s very common for users to set an admin password for the encryption software Best Folder Encryptor, which is safer for the encryption files. But, what if you forgot the password? If you can’t remember or retrieve the password, the encryption…

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It is difficult for the FBI to crack most smartphone encryption

It is difficult for the FBI to crack most smartphone encryption

The FBI is struggling to decode private messages on phones and other mobile devices that could contain key criminal evidence, and the agency failed to access data more than half of the times it tried during the last fiscal year, FBI Director Christopher Wray told House lawmakers. Wray will testify at the House Judiciary Committee Thursday morning on the wide range of issues the FBI faces. One of the issues hurting the FBI, he said, is the ability of criminals…

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Texas Church Shooting: More Calls for Encryption Backdoors

Texas Church Shooting: More Calls for Encryption Backdoors

US Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, has decided to use the recent mass shooting at a Texas church to reiterate calls for encryption backdoors to help law enforcers. The incident took place at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, killing at least 26 people. Deceased suspect Devin Kelley’s mobile phone is now in the hands of investigators, but they can’t access it — a similar situation to the one following the mass shooting in San Bernardino which resulted in…

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Best Folder Encryptor Has Updated to Version 16.97

Best Folder Encryptor Has Updated to Version 16.97

The professional file and folder encryption software – Best Folder Encryptor has been updated to version 16.97. The new version fixed bug that the control board cannot be closed after a Flash- and Hiding-encrypted folder is opened because of misjudgment, made some improvements and optimization, and several minor bug fixes. For more details about Best Folder Encryptor, please read the following content. More about Best Folder Encryptor 16.97 File Name: Best Folder Encryptor Version: 16.97 File Size: 10.04MB Category: Folder…

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Three Defenses to Solve the Problem of Storing Password

Three Defenses to Solve the Problem of Storing Password

One of the biggest concerns around managing the passwords of an organization’s employees lies in how to store those passwords on a computer. Keeping every user’s password in a plain text file, for example, is too risky. Even if there are no bugs to recklessly leak the passwords to the console, there’s little to stop a disgruntled systems administrator taking a peek at the file for pleasure or profit. Another line of defense is needed. Let’s hash it out Back…

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Quantum Computing will not be able to crack Encryption Keys until the 2030s

Quantum Computing will not be able to crack Encryption Keys until the 2030s

In September, Satya Nadella announced that Microsoft is working on a quantum computer (QC) architecture. Since then, Intel also has announced it is working on a QC architecture. Microsoft and Intel join Alibaba, Google, IBM, Tencent and a host of academic and national research labs (including China, the European Commission, Russia and the US) in a quest to build working QC hardware and software that can solve real-world problems. What is quantum computing and why will it make a difference?…

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