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Malware distributors are switching to less suspicious file types

After aggressively using JavaScript email attachments to distribute malware for the past year, attackers are now switching to less suspicious file types to trick users.

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Google ordered by US court to produce emails stored abroad

Google has been ordered by a federal court in Pennsylvania to comply with search warrants and produce emails stored abroad, in a decision that is in sharp contrast to that of an appeals court in a similar case involving Microsoft.

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Gmail will push users further away from XP and Vista

Google quietly announced Tuesday that Gmail will stop supporting older versions of its Chrome browser, in a move that will put another nail in the coffins of Windows XP and Windows Vista.

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Gmail will block JavaScript attachments, a common source of malware

Starting February 13, Google will no longer allow JavaScript attachments on its Gmail service, killing one of the main methods of malware distribution over the past two years.

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GPG Suite updated for secure email on OSX Sierra

GPG Suite, an application that brings encrypted email to Mac OS, is now available in public beta for Sierra.

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Lavabit developer has a new encrypted, end-to-end email protocol

The developer behind Lavabit, an email service that noted leaker Edward Snowden used, is releasing source code for an open-source end-to-end encrypted email standard that promises surveillance-proof messaging.

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Encrypted email service ProtonMail is now accessible over Tor

The creators of encrypted email service ProtonMail have set up a server that's only accessible over the Tor anonymity network as a way to fight possible censorship attempts in some countries.

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Privacy legislation reintroduced for mail older than 180 days

A bill has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives that would require that law enforcement agencies get a warrant before they poke around users’ emails and other communications in the cloud that are older than 180 days.

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Donald Trump offers cybersecurity warning: 'No computer is safe'

Donald Trump showed off his IT security credentials at a New Year's Eve party, suggesting that the best way to keep secrets from hackers is a huge air gap.

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Conversica raises truckloads of cash to apply AI

Artificial intelligence seems to be a huge growth area. Every vendor, including Conversica, wants to be there.

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5 things you should do following the Yahoo breach

Following a massive data breach that affected over one billion Yahoo accounts, users should review the settings of their accounts, clean their mailboxes and turn on additional account security features.

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2016’s notable deaths in technology, science & inventions

Paying respects to computing pioneers, corporate leaders (AT&T, Intel) and the most inventive of inventors who passed during 2016

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Yahoo investigating if insiders knew of hack

Yahoo said investigators were looking into the possibility that some people within the company knew at the time about the late 2014 theft of information of at least 500 million user accounts.

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FBI sticks to earlier view not to charge Clinton over email server

FBI Director James Comey said new emails found had not changed the agency's July decision not to recommend charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Technology would speed Clinton email investigation

With the right technology, 650,000 emails is not an obstable to quickly completing the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

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Pennsylvania man sentenced to 18 months for celeb hacking

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on charges of hacking the Google and Apple email accounts of over 100 people including celebrities, and getting access to nude videos and photographs of some people.

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Yahoo asks US for clarity on email scanning controversy

Yahoo is asking that the U.S. government set the record straight on requests for user data, following reports saying the internet company has secretly scanned customer emails for terrorism-related information.

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Verizon may back out of Yahoo deal due to email snooping

Yahoo’s data breach and reports of email spying may cause Verizon to enact a clause in the contract between the companies that lets it cancel the deal.

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Down the rabbit hole, part 4: Securing your email

In his quest for online privacy and security, Bryan Lunduke explores how to ensure his email is as secure and private as possible.

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Yahoo's secret email scans helped the FBI probe terrorists

What Yahoo was looking for with its alleged email scanning program may have been signs of code used by a foreign terrorist group.

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