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Kickstarter suspends Anonabox Tor router project

Kickstarter <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/augustgermar/anonabox-a-tor-hardware-router?ref=nav_search">has suspended the crowdfunding campaign</a> of a Tor-enabling wireless router that gained widespread media attention as a privacy device for the masses but left others questioning its legitimacy.

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Once the FBI has a backdoor into your smartphone, everyone does

FBI director James Comey said this week that<a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2834996/fbi-director-calls-for-greater-police-access-to-communications.html">tech companies should not be allowed to put cryptographic locks on mobile devices</a> so they can't be accessed by U.S. intelligence agencies.

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POODLE's bark is bigger than its bite

Google researchers revealed a major flaw in the SSL encryption protocol--SSLv3 to be precise--which has been affectionately named "POODLE." The vulnerability is more serious than the silly name might suggest, and the news has garnered a lot of attention because of the potentially broad implications. But security experts assure us the sky is not falling.

Oct 18 | Read more

Everything you need to know about iCloud security

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is the latest thing that hundreds of millions of people will likely be dragged into using for the purposes of securing their private information. It's necessary, and will be irritating to most people, despite their having seen some of the endless reports of sites being cracked and passwords being revealed--whether the passwords were stored in clear text, or using an unsophisticated encryption method that allows crackers to easily test common passwords against the stolen information.

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