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Month: July 2015

TeslaCrypt 2.0 comes with stronger encryption and a CryptoWall disguise

TeslaCrypt 2.0 comes with stronger encryption and a CryptoWall disguise

TeslaCrypt, primarily known for encrypting gaming files, has beefed up its techniques and most recently, greatly improved its encryption in its newest 2.0 version. Kasperky Lab wrote in a blog post that TeslaCrypt 2.0 not only makes it impossible to decrypt files, but also uses an HTML page copied directly from a separate ransomware: CryptoWall. And to take it a step further, TeslaCrypt no longer uses its own name; it instead opts to disguise itself as CryptoWall. More specifically, once…

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New Version of Teslacrypt changes encryption scheme

New Version of Teslacrypt changes encryption scheme

A new version of the nasty TeslaCrypt ransomware is making the rounds, and the creators have added several new features, including an improved encryption scheme and some details designed to mimic CryptoWall. TeslaCrypt is among the more recent variants of ransomware to emerge and the malware, which is a variant of CryptoLocker, is unique in that it targets files from gaming platforms as well as other common file types. Version 2.0.0 of TeslaCrypt discovered recently by researchers at Kaspersky Lab,…

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CHK File Recovery Has Been Updated to Version 1.08

CHK File Recovery Has Been Updated to Version 1.08

CHK File Recovery is an excellent recovery tool specialized in recovering CHK files in a quick and easy way, which has been updated to version 1.08 recently. In this new version, we added 5 recoverable  file types, and fixed the bug that the chk file cannot be recovered after manually identified. Change Log of CHK File Recovery 1.08: File Name: CHK File Recovery Version: 1.08 File Size: 2.82MB Category: CHK File Recovery Software Language: English License type: Trial Version OS…

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Encryption: if this is the best his opponents can do, maybe Jim Comey has a point

Encryption: if this is the best his opponents can do, maybe Jim Comey has a point

“We share EPA’s commitment to ending pollution,” said a group of utility executives. “But before the government makes us stop burning coal, it needs to put forward detailed plans for a power plant that is better for the environment and just as cheap as today’s plants. We don’t think it can be done, but we’re happy to consider the government’s design – if it can come up with one.” “We take no issue here with law enforcement’s desire to execute…

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PC Shutdown Timer and Schedule – Magic Timed Shutdown Updated to Version 10.03

PC Shutdown Timer and Schedule – Magic Timed Shutdown Updated to Version 10.03

Magic Timed Shutdown is a professional software application that powers off your computer automatically at specific times. It has four main features – timed auto shutdown, advanced computer control, computer use time limitation and startup/shutdown log analysis. In this new verison, we fixed some bugs and enhanced the software stability. Change Log of Magic Timed Shutdown 10.03: File Name: Magic Timed Shutdown Version: 10.03 File Size: 5.45MB Category: Timed Shutdown Software Language: English OS Support: Win2000/XP/VISTA/Win 7/Win 8 Released on:…

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In The Debate Over Strong Encryption, Security And Liberty Must Win

In The Debate Over Strong Encryption, Security And Liberty Must Win

When Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gaveled a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing into session on Wednesday, he called it the “start” of a conversation about privacy, security and encryption. Frankly, it was just the latest forum for a much older discussion. While it may have been the beginning of a long day on Capitol Hill for FBI Director James Comey, the national conversation about law enforcement and strong encryption has been ongoing since the 1990s and the so-called “Crypto Wars.” While the…

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FBI chief wants ‘backdoor access’ to encrypted communications to fight Isis

FBI chief wants ‘backdoor access’ to encrypted communications to fight Isis

The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned US senators that the threat from the Islamic State merits a “debate” about limiting commercial encryption – the linchpin of digital security – despite a growing chorus of technical experts who say that undermining encryption would prove an enormous boon for hackers, cybercriminals, foreign spies and terrorists. In a twin pair of appearances before the Senate’s judiciary and intelligence committees on Wednesday, James Comey testified that Isis’s use of end-to-end…

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OpenSSL to Patch Critical Mystery Bug on Thursday

OpenSSL to Patch Critical Mystery Bug on Thursday

The OpenSSL project team has sent a rather cryptic alert that it will be patching a high severity bug this Thursday, July 9. The announcement is terse: “The OpenSSL project team would like to announce the forthcoming release of OpenSSL versions 1.0.2d and 1.0.1p. These releases will be made available on 9th July. They will fix a single security defect classified as “high” severity.  This defect does not affect the 1.0.0 or 0.9.8 releases.” Unfortunately, the mystery bug is likely…

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FBI director James Comey calls for ‘robust debate’ to limit digital encryption to combat terror groups

FBI director James Comey calls for ‘robust debate’ to limit digital encryption to combat terror groups

FBI director James Comey has called for public debate on the use of encrypted communications, claiming Americans may not realise how radical groups and criminals are using the technology. Mr Comey’s comments in a blog post appeared to seek further public support for his view — first expressed last year — that improved encryption being developed for digital devices could hinder the efforts of US law enforcement and intelligence operations. While the FBI chief’s comments sparked criticism in the tech…

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Folder Encryption Software – Ace Secret Folder Has Been Updated to Version 6.66

Folder Encryption Software – Ace Secret Folder Has Been Updated to Version 6.66

Ace Secret Folder, a professional folder encyption software, has been updated to version 6.66 recently. In this new version, we have made great improvements, such as fixed some major and minor bugs. Besides, we enhanced the password hint, the encryption efficiency and strength, and the user interface. Change Log of Ace Secret Folder 6.66: File Name: Ace Secret Folder Version: 6.66 File Size: 2.96MB Language: English License: Trial Version OS Support: Win2000/XP/VISTA/Win 7/Win 8 Released on: Jun.26, 2015 Download Address: http://www.dogoodsoft.com/ace-secret-folder/free-download.html What’s…

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