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Is TrueCrypt now unsafe?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2014 1:46:10 PM / by Christian Crank posted in Cybersecurity, encryption, Networking, Uncategorized

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Do you use TrueCrypt? You might not want to now. It seems as though the main SourceForge page for TrueCrypt has been defaced, though it might just be legitimate. How do I know? The first line on the page reads as follows: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues." While many people thought it was a hoax or that TrueCrypt got hacked, the newest application that was pushed out only allows you to decrypt and migrate data, not encrypt data, was signed with the TrueCrypt private key, ensuring its legitimacy.

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Using OpenSSL? Heartbleed Bug may be affecting you now.

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2014 10:45:08 AM / by Christian Crank posted in Cybersecurity, encryption, openssl, Uncategorized

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Security researchers have recently discovered a major vulnerability in widely used encryption software that could potentially cause widespread, severe damage to the private data of millions of people around the globe. OpenSSL is a cryptologic software that used by millions of websites throughout the internet to encrypt communications between users and webpages. That data now stands at risk due to the vulnerability, which obviously is causing major concern for end-users and website owners alike. More than a half a million websites are already currently at risk.

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What is Encryption & Why is it Important?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2013 9:00:57 AM / by The TrainACE Team posted in Cisco, Cybersecurity, encryption

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What is Encryption?

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