Massive Yahoo hack confirmed

Yahoo has confirmed it has suffered the largest data breach in history, potentially affecting 500 million user accounts.  This Yahoo hack beats the huge Myspace hack of a few months ago.

If you have a Yahoo account, have you been affected? The best course of action (given the huge number of user accounts affected) is […]

By |September 24th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs, News|Comments Off on Massive Yahoo hack confirmed

Introducing CompleteFTP Free

A new edition of this secure and reliable FTP server products is now free forever
We recently announced the release of CompleteFTP Free – a new edition of our popular secure FTP server for Windows that will be free forever.

CompleteFTP Free supports the FTP and FTPS protocols and will be the new entry point for the […]

By |August 26th, 2016|Announcements, CompleteFTP|Comments Off on Introducing CompleteFTP Free

CompleteFTP Free Edition released

We’ve just released CompleteFTP Free Edition, a free version of our popular CompleteFTP secure file server supporting FTP and FTPS. Completely free for commercial use, it is a direct competitor to Filezilla server, which supports the same protocols.

Why would you use CompleteFTP Free instead of Filezilla server? Some of the key reasons are:

it’s a commercial product, and it is not in […]

By |July 18th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs, CompleteFTP|Comments Off on CompleteFTP Free Edition released

LinkedIn hack and password encryption

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. At the time it was announced that 6.5 million accounts had been compromised.

Password hashing
Actually, passwords are rarely encrypted (which implies they can be decrypted) – instead […]

By |May 26th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs|Comments Off on LinkedIn hack and password encryption

Major advance in random number generation

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?
What are random numbers?
Random numbers are numbers that are completely unpredictable, and they are of paramount importance in cryptography.  Most cryptographic algorithms depend in some way on random numbers, usually […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs|Comments Off on Major advance in random number generation

Another SWIFT hack

We recently reported that the SWIFT financial network for international bank transfers was compromised. Now there has now been another SWIFT hack.

SWIFT representatives, the New York Fed and Bangladesh Bank (which was the source of the hack) recently met in Basel, Switzerland to discuss the initial cyber fraud. There has been accusations on both sides about […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs|Comments Off on Another SWIFT hack

SWIFT bank transfer network hacked

The SWIFT bank transfer network has been hacked.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is a Belgian co-operative owned by 3,000 financial institutions. SWIFT is a secure network for sending financial transactions between these institutions. It’s how international bank transfers are made.

SWIFT doesn’t actually send money – it sends messages that instruct payments […]

By |April 28th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs|Comments Off on SWIFT bank transfer network hacked

Encryption debate rolls on

The San Bernardino court case may be over, but the encryption debate is still very much alive.

On Tuesday, representatives from both Apple and the FBI will be testifying before Congress to the Energy and Commerce Committee hearing entitled “Deciphering the Debate Over Encryption: Industry and Law Enforcement Perspectives”.

This is only days after the absurd Compliance with Court […]

By |April 16th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs|Comments Off on Encryption debate rolls on

Draft US senate encryption bill leaked

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.

The draft mandates that a company, when presented with a court order,  must provide technical assistance to decrypt data that its products have encrypted. Even a software distributor is subject […]

By |April 12th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs|Comments Off on Draft US senate encryption bill leaked

WhatsApp is now fully encrypted

Facebook has aggressively thrown down the gauntlet in the wake of the Apple vs FBI controversy. 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. What’s more, encryption is on by default all the time. Every single message, photo, video, or voice […]

By |April 7th, 2016|Announcements, Blogs|Comments Off on WhatsApp is now fully encrypted