You might remember the LinkedIn hack of 2012. Their password encryption was extremely poor, and it was easy for anyone who obtained the leaked password files to retrieve the original passwords.
An advance in random number generation? Who cares? What's so important about improving the way we generate random numbers, and how does this tie in with security?
We recently reported that the SWIFT financial network for international bank transfers was compromised. Now there has now been another SWIFT hack.
Banks have agreements with certain other banks in the network, and so when a payment instruction is received, payments are made. In theory, outsiders shouldn't have access and so SWIFT should be difficult to hack.
The San Bernardino court case may be over, but the encryption debate is still very much alive.
A draft of the US senate encryption bill has been leaked, and it makes for unpleasant reading. It's called the Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016.
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook a couple of years ago, and they have just announced that their messenger application is now fully encrypted, end-to-end.
We've recently released CompleteFTP 9.0, and it has many enhancements and fixes that are explained in more detail below.
The UK's now infamous "snoopers' charter" (officially the Investigatory Powers Bill) was debated in parliament recently and has proceeded to the committee stage.
Last week we reported that the FBI thought that they may be able to unlock the infamous iPhone without the help of Apple. Apparently, they were approached by a third party who had a solution.