Security Alert! The TrueCrypt Debacle – Updated May 31, 2014

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May 30, 2014 The single best assessment I have seen of the ongoing TrueCrypt debacle is the page put together by Steve Gibson at Gibson Research. Steve has done a great service to the community by summarizing the confusing situation surrounding TrueCrypt, and by providing a trusted archive of the final release of TrueCrypt 7.1a. [...]

Beware phishing schemes masquerading as encrypted e-mail – Updated

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Lately I’ve received several phishing type e-mails claiming to come from an encrypted e-mail service and encouraging me to click a link. The one’s I received look something like this: Subject: You have a new encrypted message from xxxx@xxxx.com You have received an encrypted message from xxxx@xxxx.com. The sender intended for the message contents to [...]

Affairs and Email: Lessons Learned From Our Top Spook

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Whether you use email for business affairs or illicit affairs, there are many lesson to learn from David Petraeus and his paramour. If you have been hunting terrorists for a while and are the chief spook at the CIA, you should know how to keep a secret. So what does the news about Petraeus teach us about email and other discrete communication