Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1547 Facebook rolls out opt-in encryption for 'secret' Messenger chats
As of today, all of Facebook's 900 million Messenger users should be able to choose to have specific chat threads end-to-end encrypted, protecting a message from all eyes except the sender and recipient. Called Secret Conversations, the feature also allows users to set messages to self-destruct anywhere between five seconds to one day.

Once a Secret Conversation is initiated, Facebook's app says that the conversation has been "encrypted from one device to the other". Encrypted conversations can be started from the home page by tapping a new message and then tapping the Secret button on the top right corner of the page, followed by the contact you want to start a secret chat with.
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#1551 Boy, 12, gets €100k bill from Google after confusing Adwords with Adsense
#1550 Enabling on-body transmissions with commodity device (PDF)
#1549 FastPOS updates in time for the retail sale season
#1548 Unmasking Tor users with DNS
#1547 Facebook rolls out opt-in encryption for 'secret' Messenger chats
#1546 Our insulin pumps could be hacked, warns Johnson & Johnson
#1545 Feds accuse two 19-yo of hacking for Lizard squad and PoodleCorp
#1544 This new Mac attack can secretly monitor your webcam, microphone
#1543 Why the latest Windows 10 cumulative update is failing and how you can recover
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