THE PRIVACY DEBATE

September 1, 2016

It would appear that someone has been spying on the New Zealand Rugby team. A bug was apparently found hidden inside a chair in a team meeting room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney, just before the All Blacks record breaking win against Australia. For those of you thinking “What’s rugby? Big deal.” bear with me.

The rumor mill seems less keen on foul play from a beleaguered opposition than o...

August 22, 2016

Seecrypt's new aesthetic across the app, desktop and website reflects CSG's commitment to ensuring that the encrypted messaging offering looks, feels and performs in line with the progressive, forward thinking manner that our customers have come to expect.

The new version of the app offers users even easier and more intuitive navigation, with a slick and elegant front end, and will appear on all...

August 17, 2016

Before we examine the risks and threats around Industrial Espionage, we should take a look at the prize twinkling in the gimlet eyes of the global state run and independent hacking organizations. Forget your clichés of 70’s spook shows, with men in overcoats rifling through filing cabinets. It’s now more Macs than macs, and it’s big business.

America doesn’t just make things, it makes ideas. For pr...

August 12, 2016

Warnings about taxis are commonplace, and pretty sensible fare, if you’ll forgive the pun. Make sure it’s licenced, check who’s driving is on the ID, keep tabs on where they’re actually taking you, that kind of thing. However, you can now add SMS fraud to the list. Uber users in the UK are being warned about a scam whereby they receive a text informing them that their trip has been “booked for 217...

August 2, 2016

It’s being called Turkey’s WhatsApp coup – which pretty much says it all. Putting aside the whys and wherefores of the political situation, and viewed purely as a technical issue, the failed coup is a serious black eye for WhatsApp’s claims of security, encryption and privacy protection.

The situation came to light when Turkey’s state-run media outlets published transcripts of the WhatsApp conversa...

July 14, 2016

Featured on GCN

We all know that secure communication and data protection have long been priorities for the public sector IT managers. But for those with any doubt over the pressure government faces, the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report  proves that the public sector is a principle target for crimeware attacks, with 47,237 incidents reported in 2015 alone and a daunting 193 actual bre...

July 13, 2016

The word on the street is that all is not well with Silent Circle and their ailing Blackphone. The device simply isn’t selling. As recently exposed, lawsuits are flying between the encrypted communications firm and their former partners in the endeavor, the Spanish company Geeksphone. The details are gory, and the cost to Silent Circle could be significant. According to Matt Neiderman, Silent Circ...

July 4, 2016

Featured on Wireless Week

TextNow, a cloud-based mobile service company, announced $20M in revenue, a 75 percent year-over-year growth in 2015 for its wireless connectivity solutions. The company also reported 360 percent growth in its number of wireless subscribers from the end of 2014 to the end of 2015.

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June 14, 2016

Featured on Network World

The company Cellcrypt released an application on Tuesday for mobile phones running Android that encrypts voice calls, addressing increasing concern that voice traffic over cellular networks could be intercepted with off-the-shelf equipment.

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May 13, 2016

Featured on Computer Technology Review

Encryption has never been hotter, with big name brands around the world keen to trumpet their tough stance and protection of customers. Only a few months ago, encryption would have been consigned to the tech or business section – now it’s front page news, with Whatsapp, Apple and Microsoft amongst those making a splash. Thanks to last week’s 60 Minutes segment...

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