Tag: encryption

RansomDemoN Expects its Victims to Encrypt Files Themselves

Some versions of ransomware have a better shot at succeeding than others. RansomDemoN will likely not be a major success unless it can get people to click a button that will encrypt their files. Let’s take a look at this particular piece of malicious software. RansomDemoN is Different and Strange Creating a unique type of ransomware is not all that easy. Granted, there are many different things developers have yet to attempt, though we can only hope …
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Top 5 Security Practices for Staying Safe Online

When Tim Berners-Lee was designing the technology that would herald the Information Age, he searched for a name that would complement the intricate “network” of linked pages and sites. He eventually settled on the term “web”, which is how the World Wide Web got its name. However, the words “web” and “net” both have negative connotations. A web is what a spider weaves to trap unsuspecting flies, while a net is used …
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Android Version of Tor-Based Instant Messaging App Briar Is Now Available

There are many applications from which to choose for peer-to-peer encrypted messaging. However, not all of these applications guarantee privacy and encryption. Briar, a new instant messaging service running on the Tor network, is currently in beta and is available for Android. The app passed a major security audit, indicating that things are looking positive for now. Briar is a Messaging App Worth Keeping an Eye On There is no shortage …
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What is the FBI’s Going Dark Project?

Law enforcement agencies are working on various projects to make our internet a lot safer. Unfortunately, some of those projects also make it harder to do the things we have gotten used to over the past few years. Going Dark is a project by the FBI which revolves around intercepting communications and information. It is quite an advanced system, which may soon be expanded to include a strong focus on …
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