6 January


2014: ‘The Year of Encryption?’

  • 2014: ‘The Year of Encryption?’

    Will 2014 see a big uptick in the use of biometric technologies, strong encryption, a rash of new key technologies and more? Some say that the era of having unencrypted data traffic flowing freely inside enterprises will likely soon come to a crashing halt, helped along by the US government, the Apple iPhone and other drivers.

    Security experts at Unisys said that they are gearing up for the broad-based adoption of encryption, against the backdrop of disclosures that the US government may have accessed data from the internal networks of major ISPs. Continue reading...

2 January


Five Snapchat Alternatives

  • Five Snapchat Alternatives

    For those who no longer trust Snapchat after this latest data breach, alternatives exist.

    Snapchat isn’t having the best 2014: less than a week after a cyber-security collective revealed an exploit that could allow hackers to swipe users’ personal data from the messaging service, a couple hackers reportedly went right ahead and stole 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers, posting them as a downloadable database. Continue reading...

18 December


Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

  • Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

    We are big fans of online tools here at OpenSesame. Websites and apps help us connect with others, keep up with current events, learn new skills, as well as can inspire us to think big. Online tools enable and empower us in ways never imagined, and thousands are being created every day.

    Last year we covered the top 100 tools for learning in 2013 to help you achieve your goals. This year, we’ve expanded on that list to include 100 new tools that have made us more effective, made a splash or made us think. Continue reading...

12 December


The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2013

  • The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2013

    Despite shuttering its encrypted email service this year because it could not guarantee that it wouldn't be forced to turn over customer data when prompted by government requests, Silent Circle has pledged to continue to create ways to keep communications on mobile devices and video teleconferencing systems away from prying eyes. The Mountain View Calif.-based company has been aggressively addressing any fallout from the National Security Agency surveillance program revelations. It announced the formation of the Dark Mail Alliance in October, pledging to collaborate with other firms in developing end-to-end encryption technology to protect sensitive email messages. Continue reading...

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