French official begins anti-encryption campaign

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. A French official plans to begin mobilizing a global effort — starting with Germany — against tech companies encrypting their messaging apps, according to Reuters. Messaging apps, such as Telegram and WhatsApp, that promote end-to-end […]

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Google finally adds HSTS encryption to google.com

Google, known for its security practices, has finally brought HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to google.com to strengthen its data encryption. HSTS helps protect against eavesdroppers, man-in-the-middle attacks, and hijackers who attempt to spoof a trusted website. Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer all support HSTS. “HSTS prevents people from accidentally navigating to HTTP URLs by […]

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Hacker finds breach in WhatsApp’s encryption system

A security expert has found a breach in WhatsApp’s supposed ‘end-to-end’ encryption system. On earlier 2016, the Facebook-owned company proudly announced that messages would feature end-to-end encryption, thus giving users the tranquility that their private conversations would remain untouched. Jonathan Zdziarski, a digital forensic specialist and digital security expert, published an article on Thursday with […]

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