Yesterday, Edward Snowden held a keynote at the it-sa 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. Of course, he didn’t attend one of the world’s largest IT security tradeshows in person. The organizers established a live stream connection straight to Moscow. Two cinema-like halls were filled to capacity and the audience eagerly awaited his appearance on the screen.
Seit gestern ist der Begriff „Safe Harbor” wieder in aller Munde. Das Abkommen, das vor mittlerweile 15 Jahren beschlossen wurde, bot eine Möglichkeit, personenbezogene Daten auf amerikanischen Servern zu speichern, obwohl dies eigentlich durch die europäische Datenschutzrichtlinie verboten ist.
We updated the Boxcryptor Web App and it now comes powered with a timeline, which lets you keep track of the most important user activities.This toolset answers the questions around user activities by monitoring, logging and recording events related to accounts, devices and administration.
Here’s how you benefit from auditing:
Utilize Boxcryptor to secure your cloud storage data and comply with your company’s regulations
Reconstruct user activities in chronological order over a customizable timeframe optionally filtered by user
Today, the encrypted cloud storage service Wuala announced, that they are shutting down. Wuala was founded in 2007 in Switzerland and sold to LaCie, a French manufacturer of external storage devices in 2009.
Two weeks ago a researcher group published a report titled Unauthorized Cross-App Resource Access (XARA) on MAC OS X and iOS about major security flaws in Apple’s operating systems. These vulnerabilities are caused by loose application-to-application and application-to-OS access permissions. For example, when you install an application on Mac OS X, it considers the application as trusted enough to access your Keychain.
Long, long, time ago, in early 2011, we - Andrea and Robert - started with the very first version of Boxcryptor. Boxcryptor was - originally - developed as an internal solution to secure our Dropbox. As we got more and more positive feedback, we decided to publish an early prototype of our encryption software and posted a link in the official Dropbox forum. Within a week, Boxcryptor was downloaded more than 1,000 times.
You may have already read it but SafeMonk shuts down its service. The SafeMonk servers will remain online until August 31, 2015.
SafeMonk is an encryption software similar to Boxcryptor. However, SafeMonk only encrypts sensitive data within Dropbox. In an open letter, the developers behind SafeMonk have announced, that their attention has been shifting to other initiatives.
According to SafeMonk's former developers, SafeMonk does not fit into the focus of the parent company, SafeNet.