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Month: April 2015

Chinese Version of PC Monitor Expert Updated to Version 1.63

Chinese Version of PC Monitor Expert Updated to Version 1.63

PC Monitor Expert is designed to record all the computer activities, which works as a good helper for parents and computer administrators. For some bugs in the version 1.62 that brought the inconvenience to software users, we have upgraded PC Monitor Expert to version 1.63. Update information of PC Monitor Expert: File Name: PC Monitor Expert Version:   V1.63 File Size:   3.72MB Category:   Computer monitoring software Language:  Chinese License:  Trial version Running on: Win XP/ Vista/7/8 Released on: Apr. 23, 2015…

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New technology to help users combat mobile malware attacks

New technology to help users combat mobile malware attacks

As mobile phones increase in functionality, they are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in everyday life. At the same time, these devices also are becoming easy targets for malicious activities. One of the primary reasons for such malware explosion is user willingness to download applications from untrusted sources that may host apps with hidden malicious codes. Once installed on a smartphone, such malware can exploit it in various ways. For example, it can access the smartphone’s resources to learn sensitive information about the…

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Key management is the biggest pain of encryption

Key management is the biggest pain of encryption

Most IT professionals rate the pain of managing encryption keys as severe, according to a new global survey by the Ponemon Institute. On a scale of 1 to 10, respondents said that the risk and cost associated with managing keys or certificates was 7 or above, and cited unclear ownership of keys as the main reason. “There’s a growing awareness of the security benefits of encryption really accrue from the keys,” said Richard Moulds, vice president of product strategy at Thales e-Security,…

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DHS Chief Says Encryption Threatens National Security

DHS Chief Says Encryption Threatens National Security

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Jeh Johnson wants the government to work more closely with tech companies on security issues, but it also wants them to dial back their security encryption efforts. Johnson made his comments Tuesday in front of a packed house at the RSA conference in San Francisco, one of the world’s largest annual cybersecurity gatherings. Johnson defended the Obama administration’s ongoing stance, maintaining that tougher encryption by tech firms imposed in the wake of the National…

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Google is Keeping the NSA Out of Your Data, Eric Schmidt Brags

Google is Keeping the NSA Out of Your Data, Eric Schmidt Brags

Google (GOOGL) Chairman Eric Schmidt boasted on Wednesday about how improving the encryption of Google’s products has successfully shut out warrantless surveillance by the NSA and other law enforcement. Schmidt talked about the encryption advances, and how former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks prompted them, at BoxDev, a yearly developers conference for Box. “When the Snowden revelations came out, we were very, very upset,” Schmidt told Aaron Levie, CEO of Box. “They never said anything to us. So we embarked upon a…

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U.S. Secretary Of Homeland Security Warns About The Dangers Of Pervasive Encryption

U.S. Secretary Of Homeland Security Warns About The Dangers Of Pervasive Encryption

In a speech at cybersecurity conference RSA, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson outlined the government’s discomfort with increasing implementation of encryption by technology companies, and what impact the shift might have on national security. While tech firms like Apple are advancing encryption to an increasingly broad set of consumer activities, the government is concerned that it could increasingly be locked out from the communications, and the intentions, of threats to national security. The issue of encryption, who should…

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Google and Yahoo Encrypting Ad Network Connections

Google and Yahoo Encrypting Ad Network Connections

Google and Yahoo in separate announcements said they will individually encrypt ad network connections to reduce bot traffic and other types of ad fraud. The news coincides with the release of Malwarebytes Labs findings last week. Researchers found malvertising in Flash ads involving the DoubleClick ad network. The two companies have support. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) continues to push the adoption of HTTPS ads and support encryption. In March, the IAB put out a call for the industry to adopt…

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Encryption Uncoded: A Consumers’s Guide

Encryption Uncoded: A Consumers’s Guide

Concerned by reports of hacking, data breaches and government spying, companies and consumers are looking for better ways to protect their data. Many are turning to encryption, a method of encoding messages that goes back millennia. Encryption is commonly used to secure online banking sessions and to protect credit-card data. But for the average computer user, it remains a mystery. Here’s a brief guide to help readers unlock its secrets. How does encryption work? If you saw the recent movie…

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Online Extortionists Are Using Encryption as a Ransom Weapon

Online Extortionists Are Using Encryption as a Ransom Weapon

Most of the time we discuss encryption as a way to protect ourselves online , but an increasingly popular form of digital attack uses it as an extortion tool. Criminals are stealing personal files, encrypting them, and hold them hostage until their targets pay for the decryption key. A report from security firm Symantec details a sharp rise “crypto-ransomware,” its term for this devious form of online crime, noting that these incidents were 45 times more common in 2014 than…

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How to make Private Information safe under the Network Environment via Encryption Software

How to make Private Information safe under the Network Environment via Encryption Software

Recently, AT&T data leakage has led to 2.8 million of American customers’ private information revealed, including username, complete or partial social security number. AT&T agreed to pay a 25 million civil penalty to deal with the survey by FCC about the issue of violating customer privacy. Even though the case was settled, what it brought about cannot be made up for. With the advent of the era of “Big Data”, the issue data leakage becomes more serious. The business can…

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