How Using Open Wi-Fi Could Get Safer

A standard called Enhanced Open aims to make using free networks more secure than it is now.

Bill Would Prevent States from Messing with Encryption

The bill comes amid an encryption debate that pits national security against cybersecurity.

Mozilla Introduces DNS Privacy to Firefox

Updating the Domain Name System for the 21st century.

FBI Stands Firm on ‘Going Dark’ Problem While Acknowledging Inflated Data

The bureau may have overstated by three times or more the number of encrypted devices it couldn’t access last year.

Email Is Dangerous

Electronic mail as we know it is drowning in spam, forged phishing mails, and other scams and hacks. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

Is Telegram Secure? French Terror Arrest Raises New Questions About Messaging App

It’s not clear that French police cracked the app’s encryption. But ISIS and other user groups are becoming wary.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Bar Government Encryption Backdoors

The move comes as Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for legislation to allow access to encrypted communications.

Twitter Testing Out Encrypted Messaging

The new feature could transform direct messaging on the platform.

Lawmakers Question FBI’s Push for Backdoors in Encrypted Devices

They also push a wave of privacy bills post-Facebook’s Hill visit.

Can Quantum Physics Help Keep Your Credit Card Safe?

NIST has developed a new security method using lasers and crystals.

The FBI Didn’t Explore All Options Before Trying to Force Apple to Break Into an Encrypted iPhone

Some FBI officials were more interested in making a legal blow against cop-proof encryption than in getting into the San Bernardino shooter’s phone.

States Dive Into Cryptocurrency Fray

From dealing with Ponzi schemes to financial windfalls, state leaders are weighing how to best handle the future of nationless money.

Just Over Half of Agencies Met a Web Encryption Security Deadline

Fifty-four percent of federal websites met the deadline for HTTPS encryption and other security upgrades.

No Easy Answers, Just More Questions in Major Encryption Report

Any change to encryption policy will require a tradeoff between individual security and national security, a report from the National Academies concludes.

Rosenstein's ‘Responsible Encryption’ Proposal is Nonsensical, Privacy Expert Says

Companies could build backdoor access into products, but it leaves users vulnerable.