The main piece of news on Monday was that Dell's desktop PCs and laptops shipped since August 2015 contain a root CA certificate (eDellRoot) complete with the private cryptographic key for it.
All desktop and laptops shipped by Dell since August 2015 contain a root CA certificate (eDellRoot) complete with the private cryptographic key for it, opening users to the danger of Man-in-the-Middle and signed malware attacks.
Do ISIS terrorists use encryption, and if so, what tools do they favour? The Combating Terrorism Centre (CTC), an academic institution at the US Military Academy in West Point, has managed to get their hands on a guide to operational security that's apparently given out to members and sympathisers - a guide that defines which tools to use (and how to use them correctly) and which to avoid.
Carnegie Mellon University has finally issued a statement commenting on the recent accusations that their researchers have aided the FBI to unmask a subset of Tor users believed to be involved in criminal activities on the dark web.
Telegram, the popular instant messaging service that offers end-to-end encryption, announced on Wednesday that they have "blocked 78 ISIS-related channels across 12 languages." The company introduced channels in September 2015, and presented it as a tool for broadcasting messages to large (unlimited) audiences.
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