HTTPS was initially used to prove to Internet users that the website and web server with which they are communicating are indeed the ones they want to communicate with, but later this use was extended to keeping user communication, identity and web browsing private.
Cryptocat, the popular open source application that enables users to chat online easily and securely, is now available for iPhone users (on Apple's App Store), as well.
As security firms and law enforcement agencies continue to cooperate and successfully take down botnets, cyber crooks will be forced to look for new and more lucrative targets, and especially ones that are poorly secured.
As announced, the TrustyCon infosec conference, established by security consulting firm iSEC Partners, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and DEF CON and held simultaneously as RSA Conference USA 2014, has drawn quite a crowd.
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