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# encryption - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

CAB to seize €530k in accounts belonging to firm which sold gangland criminals untraceable phones

Millions of euro was funnelled through the two accounts.

# encryption - Sunday 26 March, 2017

UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack

It’s been reported that the 52-year-old Briton who killed four people in Westminster used WhatsApp moments before the assault.

# encryption - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Whatsapp denies claims of a 'backdoor' into the messages of its 1 billion users

The Facebook owned company has flatly denied a report by The Guardian.

# encryption - Friday 13 January, 2017

A 16-year-old who built an encryption program has been named Ireland's top young scientist

Over 1,100 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland competed for the title.

# encryption - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

This security tool could help stop the problem of ransomware in its tracks

Scientists at the University of Florida developed software that can stop ransomware before it does any serious damage.

# encryption - Friday 8 July, 2016

Facebook Messenger is testing out encryption but it's missing a trick

The decision to not implement it across the board might not sit well with privacy advocates.

# encryption - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp

This is why you're getting a strange message from Whatsapp

The service, which is owned by Facebook, is used to send billions of messages daily.

# encryption - Friday 19 February, 2016

Apple apologises for 'Error 53' bug and issues an update fixing it

While more tech companies come out in support of its decision to not follow a court order regarding easier access to its iPhones.

# encryption - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Apple is challenging a court order to unlock gunman's iPhone

A US judge ordered it to help the FBI break into an iPhone belonging to one of the attackers of the San Bernardino shooting.

# encryption - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Microsoft is storing users' sensitive encryption keys in the cloud

The action could make it possible for malicious hackers to gain access to a person’s Windows 10 device.

# encryption - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Apple's CEO delivered a scathing attack on Facebook and Google

Tim Cook criticised companies that trade off data for free services, saying privacy is being “attacked on multiple fronts.”

# encryption - Friday 6 March, 2015

Every version of Windows is at risk from this 1990s bug

A patch is on the way.

# encryption - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Millions of Apple and Google customers are vulnerable to a decades-old hack

Hackers may be harvesting your sensitive personal information.

# encryption - Friday 20 February, 2015

If you bought a Lenovo laptop recently, you may want to check it soon

It could have software called Superfish, and it contains some major security flaws (but you can remove it).

# encryption - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

The NSA targeted an Irish company as part of its data-gathering activities

The latest documents released by Edward Snowden found that the NSA targeted SecurityKISS, a VPN service based in Dublin, using its computer system XKeyscore.

# encryption - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Your WhatsApp messages will be getting an extra layer of security

The next update for Android and iOS will include end-to-end encryption, which will make sure the only people getting a message are the sender and receiver

# encryption - Monday 1 September, 2014

Should you be worried about whether your cloud data is safe?

The recent image leak involving numerous female celebrities has brought the focus on cloud security, but does this mean your own files are under threat?

# encryption - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Here's how you can give your Android device an extra layer of security

Although there are a few important caveats to keep in mind before you do.

# encryption - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Microsoft loses appeal over email data stored in Ireland

Judge rejected Microsoft bid concerning the provision of email information on servers in Ireland to US authorities.

# encryption - Sunday 2 March, 2014

How to keep your data safe from prying eyes

With more revelations about spying emerging every week, there are ways to ensure your data isn’t intercepted or stored against your wishes.

# encryption - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Boeing creates spy phone that self-destructs if tampered with

Anyone who tries to open the phone’s casing will cause it to wipe out all of its data, rendering it inoperable.

# encryption - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Almost 6.5million LinkedIn passwords apparently leaked online

A hacker in Russia claims to have gained access to millions of passwords and is seeking help in removing the encryption.