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Email No Longer a Secure Method of Communication After Critical Flaw Discovered in PGP Email No Longer a Secure Method of Communication After Critical Flaw Discovered in PGP

If you use PGP or S/MIME for email encryption you should immediately disable it in your email client. Researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability they’re calling EFAIL that exposes the encrypted emails in plaintext, even for messages sent in the past.

Signal's Disappearing Messages Have a Huge Flaw on Macs Signal's Disappearing Messages Have a Huge Flaw on Macs

A bevy of secure messaging options exist to serve the needs of whistleblowers, journalists, and those wanting greater privacy in general, and among them Signal has become one of the most trusted. It even comes baked in with “disappearing” messages that users can set to self-destruct anywhere from five seconds to one…

WhatsApp Co-Founder Says It's Time to Delete Facebook WhatsApp Co-Founder Says It's Time to Delete Facebook

Since WhatsApp got bought by Facebook in 2014, its co-founders have taken two very different paths. Jan Koum stayed on to serve as the company’s CEO, while Brian Acton left after a few years to head up the Signal Foundation, an organization that competes with WhatsApp and Facebook thanks to its own encrypted messaging…

Wickr Just Made It Easier to Keep Snoops Out of Your Next Conference Call Wickr Just Made It Easier to Keep Snoops Out of Your Next Conference Call

In July, Wickr announced that its paying users could make encrypted conference calls. For a company prioritizing businesses over consumers, this was a crucial development. But it also helped Wickr stand out from other secure messaging apps like Signal and WhatsApp, which have yet to roll out encrypted group calls. And…

WhatsApp Co-Founder Injects Signal With $50 Million to Make Encrypted Messaging 'Ubiquitous' WhatsApp Co-Founder Injects Signal With $50 Million to Make Encrypted Messaging 'Ubiquitous'

The creators of Signal, the encrypted messaging app widely used throughout security community—as well as by journalists, activists, and others seeking to stymie government surveillance—announced on Wednesday a major change to the organization’s makeup.

Skype and Signal Are Partnering on End-to-End Encryption Skype and Signal Are Partnering on End-to-End Encryption

While messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Google Allo have all incorporated end-to-end encryption into their products over the last few years, Skype has lagged behind. But that’s changing today—Skype is adding end-to-end encrypted messaging, with the help of Signal.

WhatsApp Security Design Could Let an Infiltrator Add Members to Group Chats [Updated] WhatsApp Security Design Could Let an Infiltrator Add Members to Group Chats [Updated]

A team of crytopgraphers from Germany’s Ruhr University Bochum say they have uncovered flaws in WhatsApp’s security that could limit the benefits of the messaging service’s vaunted end-to-end encryption in group chats.

Trump Transition Team Discussed Michael Flynn Using Signal to Encrypt Conversations, Emails Show Trump Transition Team Discussed Michael Flynn Using Signal to Encrypt Conversations, Emails Show

Days before a series of phone calls in late-2016 between Michael Flynn and Russia’s then-ambassador to the United States, members of the presidential transition team began inquiring about ways to encrypt Flynn’s conversations, discussing with the director of national intelligence’s office by email a range of…

Signal Is Using a Surprising Tool to Make Your Privacy More Bulletproof Signal Is Using a Surprising Tool to Make Your Privacy More Bulletproof

If you want total privacy, Signal is the generally understood to be the best messaging app around. But that doesn’t mean it offers total privacy. Its developers are still working on improvements. And the latest tweak uses a controversial new feature in Intel processors to prove to that Signal isn’t storing your…

Everything About Batman and the Signal Is Fantastic Except For Signal's Terrible New Costume Everything About Batman and the Signal Is Fantastic Except For Signal's Terrible New Costume

Duke Thomas, the Gotham-based vigilante formerly known as Robin, is getting back to his roots this November in Batman and the Signal, a new series chronicling his adventures as a sort of Batman-by-day who patrols the city while Batman’s indisposed. As the sun sets, Signal passes the baton to Bats.

The White House Finally Convinced Me to Start Using a Secure Messaging App The White House Finally Convinced Me to Start Using a Secure Messaging App

A few weeks ago, resilient DC journalists reported that fearful White House officials were using a private messaging app to communicate with each other in the Trump administration. We’re now reading reports that the secure app in question is Confide. And you know what? It’s actually a very slick app.

Now Everyone Can Use the Most Secure Messenger on Desktop Now Everyone Can Use the Most Secure Messenger on Desktop

Signal has already offers the best way to send secure and privacy conscious messages on Android and iOS, and now, an update offers everyone the opportunity to us Signal’s on the desktop.

Clinton Campaign Embraces Strong Encryption, But Not For Us Clinton Campaign Embraces Strong Encryption, But Not For Us

Hillary Clinton has yet to offer a definitive policy stance on strong end-to-end encryption, the mathematical algorithms that protect our data, instant messages, and web browsing. Instead of calling for a ban on government mandated encryption backdoors, something computer security experts have universally urged, she’s…

The Best and Worst Encrypted Messaging Apps The Best and Worst Encrypted Messaging Apps

There’s never been a better time to start encrypting your texts and phone calls. Hackers are breaking into more personal devices than ever before, and massive government surveillance dragnets are indiscriminately sweeping up people’s digital communications. Encryption can protect you.

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Without even thinking about it, this week I included two Android apps that both encrypt data for their users–one of which was recently endorsed by Edward Snowden.

Edward Snowden’s favored encrypted chat app, Signal, is now available for Android. Take that, NSA.

Leatherman Signal Review: Can This Multitool Survive? Leatherman Signal Review: Can This Multitool Survive?

Leatherman’s new Signal multitool is the first to incorporate essential survival items like a fire starter and a whistle alongside traditional tools like a quality knife blade and pliers. A one-tool solution for the wilderness?

I Origins Shows That The Science Vs. Spirituality Debate Is Played Out I Origins Shows That The Science Vs. Spirituality Debate Is Played Out

Writer-director Mike Cahill made an impression with Another Earth, which used a science-fiction premise as the backdrop for a personal story. In his second feature, I Origins, the science-fictional premise is front and center — and you can see the downside of trying to tell a personal story about huge science-fiction…

Decoding The Hidden Meaning Of The Signal, The New Indie Film Sensation Decoding The Hidden Meaning Of The Signal, The New Indie Film Sensation

The Signal has been getting crazy buzz ever since it rocked Sundance. And now that this movie about computer geeks in a terrifying situation is coming out next Friday, we're finally getting inside the mysterious bunker of doom. We talked to director William Eubank about the meaning behind his strange film. Spoilers…

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