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Rooting Out Sensitive Data in Email With MailSniper
Hacking, Privacy

Rooting Out Sensitive Data in Email With MailSniper

One of the more common ways for sensitive data to leak from an organization is through email. Whether intentionally or through carelessness, employees will often include passwords, financial information, and other important data in emails that wind up in the wrong hands. Depending upon the kind of information, this can either be slightly […]

On the Wire Podcast: Nick Sullivan
Podcast, Privacy

On the Wire Podcast: Nick Sullivan

There is an effort underway by some of the larger Internet infrastructure companies to encrypt as much of the network as possible. Google has been working on this for several years, making HTTPS connections the default for many of its services, and CloudFlare has done a lot of work on […]

500 Million Users Affected by Yahoo Data Breach
Authentication, Hacking

500 Million Users Affected by Yahoo Data Breach

Yahoo today confirmed that state-sponsored attackers compromised the company’s network in 2014, stealing data belonging to 500 million users. The stolen data includes names, email addresses, phone numbers, hashed passwords, dates of birth, and security questions and answers, some of which were unencrypted. Yahoo officials said it doesn’t believe that […]

No Surprise Google is Storing Allo Messages
Privacy

No Surprise Google is Storing Allo Messages

The launch of Google Allo came with a big surprise. The surprise isn’t that Allo stores users’ messages indefinitely by default, the surprise is that people were surprised by that. When the company announced Allo in May, Google officials touted its security and privacy features, emphasizing the end-to-end encryption built into the […]