When hacking exploits had been leaked from the NSA last month, it offered a hacking toolkit to anyone in the world who wished to try to use them. The companies responsible for the effected programs, such as Microsoft, had immediately scrambled to update – or had, in fact, already provided updates – to defend against these…

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Massive security changes are taking place as the security buzz grows, especially in relation to giant corporations and their efforts to keep information protected. Huge public breaches are increasing public awareness about internet security and privacy, and as a result, many firms are implementing tighter enterprise security controls. Facebook and Google have both migrated from 1024-bits to 2048-bit encryption keys, while companies like Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, Myspace and Dropbox already have these in place.

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Following the turmoil brought on by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, there has been a huge emphasis on data privacy and information security. To combat the public’s concerns, insiders say Facebook is working on a security policy that would make it harder for the government to access users’ data.

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Apple’s iMessage app appears to be giving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency real problems because they are not able to trace and track text message conversations lie conventional SMS. When Apple’s iMessage was announced in mid-2011, Cupertino said it would use “secure end-to-end encryption” and sure enough messages sent between two Apple devices are encrypted communication and cannot be intercepted.  iMessage protocol is actually on Apple push notifications (APNS) – a proprietary protocol. An…

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