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Attack on Evernote means users will have to reset passwords

Evernote, developers of business and consumer productivity software is forcing all of its 50 million users to change their passwords after detecting a hacker intrusion on its sytems. The attacker gained access to Evernote accounts’ usernames, email addresses and passwords. Although passwords were encrypted, the company “in an abundance of caution” is implementing a password […]

Kaspersky Anti-Virus update kills Internet access for several thousand users

Thousands of users had no Internet access after a faulty anti-virus update was released by Kaspersky Lab. The Russian computer security vendor, which has millions of users worldwide, said the global issue that affected “a number of Australians” had now been resolved. The issue was caused by a database update released on Monday. Users that […]

Surveillance-proof app takes secrecy and encryption to new levels

For the past several months, a few of the world’s leading cryptographers have kept a secret closely guarded about their new invention. Back in October 2012, a startup tech company called ‘Silent Circle‘ developed a “surveillance-proof” smartphone app that allows people to make phone calls and send texts securely. Now, the company is pushing things […]

Facebook to roll out HTTPS to all users as default

Facebook has started encrypting the connections of its users by default last week. This is as part of a plan to roll out always-on HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to its entire global user base. For the past several years, security experts and privacy advocates have called on Facebook to enable always-on HTTPS by default […]