In what may be the first official retaliation against Julian Assange and Wikileaks since the organization started disseminating the hacked Podesta emails, this morning WikiLeaks announced it has “activated contingency” plans after Assange’s internet link was intentionally cut off by a state party, WikiLeaks has said in a tweet.
There was little actual detail, aside from a subsequent tweet in which WikiLeaks called on the public to support it by donating.
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Time For Truth: (Zero Hedge) – Wikileaks Activates "Contingency Plans" After Unknown "State Party" Cuts Julian Assange's Internet Connection
Many people like the idea of increasing their privacy with encryption and anonymity tools for sharing files, web browsing and messaging. The trouble is finding tools for the job that aren’t overly complex.
Today’s tip will take a look at how easily you can use current privacy tools to chat with your friends in privacy and security.
A student from the University of Maribor in Slovenia has ended up with a prison sentence after finding cryptographic flaws in the country’s implementation of its secure communications system, known as TETRA.
TETRA is short for Terrestrial Trunked Radio, a radio communications protocol that is widely used around the world, notably by law enforcement and emergency services.
During a recent episode of 60 Minutes, a security researcher in Germany eavesdropped on the cellphone conversations of US congressman Ted Lieu. The researcher didn’t need to hack Lieu’s phone, or install spyware on it—all he needed was his phone number.
Here at Naked Security, we’re well-disposed towards encryption, especially TLS, which is the cornerstone of secure web browsing.
TLS is short for Transport Layer Security, and it’s the technology that puts the padlock in your browser’s address bar when you use HTTPS to visit a secure website.
In theory, TLS is easy, because software at each end does all the hard cryptographic work of securing the connection.