When Apple’s iMessage was announced in mid-2011, Cupertino said it would use “secure end-to-end encryption.” It quickly became the most popular encrypted chat program in history: Apple CEO Tim Cook said last fall that 300 billion messages have been sent so far, which are transmitted through the Internet rather than as more costly SMS messages carried by wireless providers.
In most cases, Microsoft only handed over basic information such as login names and IP addresses.
The transparency report from Microsoft follows similar efforts by Google, Twitter and others to let users know who is seeking data about what people do online.
“This means that, in an abundance of caution, we are requiring all users to reset their Evernote account passwords.”
Cybercriminals are openly selling illegal access to the computer networks of many of the world’s biggest companies. For only a few pounds or dollars, fraudsters and scammers can get the log-in details for a server sitting on the network of a Fortune 500 firm.
The UK’s major internet service providers have been asked to block three more file-sharing websites.
A controversial law targeting cybercrime in the Philippines has come into effect, fuelling protests by citizens and media groups fearing censorship. The new law, called the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, was
An inquiry has been ordered into whether New Zealand intelligence staff engaged in unlawful spying prior to the arrest of
Computer systems at energy firm RasGas have been taken offline by a computer virus only days after a similar attack on oil giant Aramco.
With hardware-enhanced security capabilities integrated into the processor, Intel TXT combined with VMware vSphere 5.1 will provide a platform to run applications in private and public cloud environments.
20-year-old Raynaldo Rivera, of Tempe, Arizona, is said to have been involved in the Sony hack last year that exposed online the names, birth dates, addresses, emails, phone numbers and passwords of people who had entered Sony contests.