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MalwareMustDie closes blog in NSA/CIA spy protest

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MalwareMustDie, the white-hat security research group, has closed its blog in protest of alleged American espionage against friendly countries.

 The battle between security and privacy

The battle between security and privacy

Joanna Ward looks at the recent battles between tech providers and law enforcement agencies over encryption and considers how the escalation potentially be avoided.

Snoopers gonna snoop: IP Bill to give phone hacking powers

Snoopers gonna snoop: IP Bill to give phone hacking powers

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The draft Investigatory Powers Bill is set to force tech companies to backdoor any device they create - presumably in response to the ongoing Apple versus FBI case.

Judge orders Apple to help access encrypted data on iPhone

Judge orders Apple to help access encrypted data on iPhone

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Apple ordered by US judge to help investigators access encrypted data on an iPhone used by San Bernadino shooters.

Clean house to keep WordPress infection from coming back again and again

Clean house to keep WordPress infection from coming back again and again

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Malware keeps re-infecting sites and installing multiple backdoors in WordPress websites, according to a researcher from Sucuri Security.

Rough start of the week for the Home Office

Rough start of the week for the Home Office

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Dubbing Theresa May's Investigatory Powers Bill as 'confusing', MPs in the science and technology committee released a report which says firms are fearing a rise in hacking due to encryption 'back doors'.

Manual teaches IS members how to encrypt

Manual teaches IS members how to encrypt

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American researchers have found an OPSEC manual circulating on Islamic State chatrooms that aims to teach militants how to encrypt their communications to professional levels.

600,000 cable routers found to have a backdoor within a backdoor

600,000 cable routers found to have a backdoor within a backdoor

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Brazilian researcher discovers double security threat in Arris cable modems which allows an attacker to rewrite the firmware without the owner's knowledge.

FBI, Europol and MI6 gang up on tech firms over encryption

FBI, Europol and MI6 gang up on tech firms over encryption

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Worldwide law enforcement continues to voice concerns over technology companies' increasing use of encryption.

More NSA calls for backdoors

More NSA calls for backdoors

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Industry reaction to renewed calls for technology backdoors by government agencies has been predictably negative.

Why Cameron's encryption plans would take the UK back to the Dark Ages

Why Cameron's encryption plans would take the UK back to the Dark Ages

Encryption will be used by the bad guys, and so will any back-doors, regardless of legislative bans which would only hit UK business - except its so unworkable it won't happen says Raimund Genes.

Tech companies must surrender their crypto-keys, says EU adviser

Tech companies must surrender their crypto-keys, says EU adviser

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EU counter-terrorism measures propose enforced hand-over of encryption keys - a proposal described as unenforceable and ineffective policy decided by people who don't understand the technology.

Hidden backdoor in up to 10m Android phones

Hidden backdoor in up to 10m Android phones

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Chinese manufacturer Coolpad installs hidden backdoor in Android phones allowing permanent control of the device.

NSA hacks 70% of global mobile phone networks

NSA hacks 70% of global mobile phone networks

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American spy agency NSA infiltrated most of the world's smartphone networks.

The need for resilience

The need for resilience

The ability to detect and respond when your security is breached are of paramount importance in ensuring organisational resilience says Alan Calder.

BT 'offering backdoor access to NSA and GCHQ'

BT 'offering backdoor access to NSA and GCHQ'

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BT Group has been accused of shipping hardware with backdoors for secret government surveillance.

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