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The United States National Security Agency may or may not have known about the security vulnerability known as \"Heartbleed,\" but now that it's a widely publicized issue, the agency has some safety suggestions. Sure, you've probably heard all this before, but bear with us. First and foremost, webs

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April 14, 2014 at 7:17PM
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Read our Heartbleed defense primer? Good, but the fight for your privacy isn't over just yet: you might have to replace your router, too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the Heartbleed bug -- a flaw in OpenSSL that lets attackers bypass common security protocols -- has been

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Don't change your password. It's strange advice to hear when the so-called Heartbleed bug is leaving databases all over the web open and exposed, but it's applicable. Yes, security has been compromised for many of your favorite websites and services (including Google, Flickr and Steam, at least in

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Most internet security holes, even the bigger ones, tend to be fairly limited in scope -- there are only so many people using the wrong software or visiting the wrong sites. Unfortunately, that's not true of the newly revealed Heartbleed Bug. The flaw, which affects some older versions of common i

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Your Gmail inbox may well be full of chain letters and kitten photos, but Google just announced two security changes that'll help keep prying eyes away from all your important messages. From now on, Google will always use a secure HTTPS connection when you're checking or firing off emails. You may

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While the NSA can inflitrate many secure systems without breaking a sweat, there are still some encryption methods that it just can't crack. That may not be a problem in the long term, however. The Washington Post has published documents from Edward Snowden which reveal that the agency is resear

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Be afraid, friends, for science has given us a new way in which to circumvent some of the strongest encryption algorithms used to protect our data -- and no, it's not some super secret government method, either. Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science discovered

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The NSA may say that its phone surveillance efforts focus on metadata rather than the associated calls, but we now know that the agency can listen to many of those conversations whenever it wants. Documents leaked to the Washington Post by Edward Snowden confirm that the NSA can decode GSM-based c

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Android users worried that the government is spying on their smartphone now have a new privacy option: CyanogenMod. Starting with today's nightly 10.2 build, the custom firmware will encrypt SMS and MMS messages sent to any device using the TextSecure protocol, including fellow Cyanogen users. Use

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Yahoo recently announced that it will encrypt webmail by default, and today Marissa Mayer shared that the security measure will be applied across all Yahoo products \"by the end of Q1 2014.\" In a post on the company Tumblr, CEO Mayer outlined three specific measures to protect user data: Encrypt

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Quantum cryptography is secure against intruders, since you can't intercept data in mid-flight without ruining it. The technology won't always stop leaks, however, which is why the University of Cambridge has developed a new protocol that keeps participants honest. The method combines the theori

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