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New MongoDB field-level encryption can help prevent data breaches

MongoDB aims to prevent exposed data stores by encrypting data in a way that makes it useless if compromised.

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What is PKI? And how it secures just about everything online

Public key infrastructure (PKI) is a catch-all term for everything used to establish and manage public key encryption, one of the most common forms of internet encryption. It is baked into every web browser in use today to secure...

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EFF has an encryption plan for the entire internet

Spurred by government surveillance of data, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is making progress toward its goal of encrypting all internet traffic using technology and scorecards.

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What is SSL, TLS? And how this encryption protocol works

The SSL/TLS protocol encrypts internet traffic of all types, making secure internet communication (and therefore internet commerce) possible. Here are the basics of how it works and what comes next.

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Traveling to China for work? Punch through the Great Firewall and securely connect with your home office

Security is not just about confidentiality and integrity. It's also about availability. The new partnership between Wickr and Psiphon is worth a look for global enterprises with traveling employees.

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How to detect and prevent crypto mining malware

Hackers are placing crypto mining software on devices, networks, and websites at an alarming rate. These tools can help spot it before it does great harm.

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8 security tools and tips for journalists

Journalists have a giant red target on their backs. How can we defend ourselves?

FBI chief calls for public-private detente on encryption

Christopher Wray sees bureau's investigative work hindered by unbreakable encryption, but hopes to find a middle ground.

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Skype taps Whisper's Signal protocol to test encrypted calls and chats

Microsoft's Skype uses Whisper's Signal protocol to establish Private Conversations for secure end-to-end chats and calls between two devices.

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Are you crypto-agile?

A recent spate of successful attacks against our most popular and trusted cryptographic algorithms has me hoping that all companies understand the importance of crypto-agility.

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Hacking bitcoin and blockchain

Both bitcoin and blockchain are vulnerable to attack. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and why blockchain is becoming a foundational technology.

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