Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1829 Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
Developers of the popular Signal secure messaging app have started to use Google's domain as a front to hide traffic to their service and to sidestep blocking attempts.

Bypassing online censorship in countries where internet access is controlled by the government can be very hard for users. It typically requires the use of virtual private networking (VPN) services or complex solutions like Tor, which can be banned too.

Open Whisper Systems, the company that develops Signal -- a free, open-source app -- faced this problem recently when access to its service started being censored in Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Some users reported that VPNs, Apple's FaceTime and other voice-over-IP apps were also being blocked.
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#1839 Updated Sundown exploit kit uses steganography
#1838 Android ransomware infects LG SmartTV
#1837 Ransomworm: the next level of cybersecurity nastiness
#1836 Chrome will soon mark some HTTP pages as 'non-secure'
#1835 Switcher: Android joins the ‘attack-the-router’ club
#1834 This low-cost device may be the world’s best hope against account takeovers
#1833 YubiKey for Windows Hello brings hardware-based 2FA to Windows 10
#1832 Security Keys: practical cryptographic second factors for the modern web (PDF)
#1831 Is Mirai really as black as it’s being painted?
#1830 The most dangerous people on the internet in 2016
#1829 Encrypted messaging app Signal uses Google to bypass censorship
#1828 Disclosing the primary email address for each Facebook user
#1827 Danger close: Fancy Bear tracking of Ukrainian field artillery units
#1826 New French law bars work email after hours
#1825 Changing other people's flight bookings is too easy
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