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City worker loses USB stick containing data on every resident after day of drinking

A person working in the city of Amagasaki, in Western Japan, has mislaid a USB stick which contained data on the city’s 460,000 residents. The USB drive was in a bag that went missing during a reported day of drinking and dining at a restaurant last Tuesday. The person reported it to the police the following day. Data on the USB drive included na
Publish At:2022-06-28 11:51 | Read:309 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy bitlocker data encrypt encryption flash drive usb dr

Microsoft may have your encryption key; here’s how to take it back

As happens from time to time, somebody has spotted a feature in Windows 10 that isn't actually new and has largely denounced it as a great privacy violation.The Intercept has written that if you have bought a Windows PC recently then Microsoft probably has your encryption key. This is a reference to Windows' device encryption feature. We wrote about this fea
Publish At:2015-12-30 05:20 | Read:6552 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Technology Lab microsoft Windows BitLocker d

Microsoft maintains the recovery key of your new PC

If you login to Windows 10 using your Microsoft account you have to know that your computer automatically uploaded a copy of your recovery key. New Windows computers implement a built-in disk encryption feature that is turned on by default to protect user data in case the device is lost or stolen. Be aware, this device encrypt
Publish At:2015-12-29 15:10 | Read:5407 | Comments:0 | Tags:Digital ID Hacking Breaking News Microsoft encryption Recove

TrueCrypt is safer than previous examinations suggest

A new security audit the TrueCrypt software confirmed that even if it is plagued by some vulnerabilities, the application is effective when it comes to protecting data. TrueCrypt, secure or insecure … that is the question. A group of Ten auditors from the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology has conduct
Publish At:2015-11-24 05:15 | Read:5889 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Reports Security BitLocker encryption

Are you still using TrueCrypt? Beware of these 2 critical flaws!

The popular security expert James Forshaw has discovered two critical flaws in the driver that TrueCrypt installs on Windows systems. Bad news for Windows users who have decided to use TrueCrypt to encrypt their hard drives, the researcher James Forshaw, a member of Google’s Project Zero team, has discovered two serious
Publish At:2015-09-30 03:10 | Read:5684 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security BitLocker encryption Hacking security

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