According to newly released documents from the Snowden archive published by Der Spiegel Monday morning, it turns out the anonymization mesh network Tor may not be as hard to crack as we were originally led to believe.
The newest version of Zeus has just hit the scenes, and now it’s after your webcam, so says fresh research from the boys down at Kaspersky Lab.
The US government uses the 256-bit AES encryption technology to secure its sensitive data. That probably also explains why more and more VPN service providers now offer this kind of encryption. But how necessary is it?
The Institute for Information Industry of Taiwan conducted a survey and found that in 2011, 81.8 percent of Taiwanese households had Internet access. The constitution of Taiwan provides freedom of press and speech, and the political system also allows complete freedom to its citizens. There have been no official restrictions on Internet surfing or government Read More
This week, the makers of the Facebook-owned messaging application WhatsApp announced they would be switching on a new system which will encrypt the content of their customers communications automatically from here on out. Affecting a wide swath of its 600 million users, the move will be one of the greatest leaps towards mobile communication security Read More
On Tuesday we began our exploration of secure messaging, a concept that was barely a whisper on the collective conscious until the mass surveillance Snowden leaks of last year. In the first half of our two part series we examined the features and security of apps like Yik Yak and FireChat, and now we thought Read More
With mass surveillance and NSA leaks abound and the latest controversy surrounding Whisper, the veracity and safety of secure or anonymous messaging apps has been called into question. It begs the question of what is out there for the consumer. If you like communicating with your friends and colleagues through messaging, you might want to Read More
It is true that transparency legislation exists in Panama; however, the country does not provide unrestricted access to public information. And in cases that involve corruption, government officials have almost always shown a tendency to hide information. The media have also encountered censorship and harassment from private sector companies. In one such instance, several trucks Read More
You may be looking for a super fast connection that supports peer-to-peer sharing of a large number of files over the Internet, or you might be seeking a reliable solution that will let you access your office cloud from home. Also, you probably want to access websites like HBO, Hulu, or Netflix with enough speed Read More
The 2008 Index of Economic Freedom ranks Luxembourg at the 15th position among 157 nations in freedom and openness. The top three positions were acquired by Hong Kong, Singapore, and Ireland. Luxembourg does not impose many restrictions on online content. However, this does not mean that users are safe from the threat of hacking. Anyone Read More