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‘Air-gapped’ MacBooks and encrypted e-readers: how Disney stopped Star Wars leaks

The latest Star Wars movies have been among the most hotly-anticipated films of all time, and that means there are plenty of people who could profit from finding out their secrets ahead of release.

And that in turn means some pretty drastic measures have had to be taken in order to keep the details of their scripts from leaking, right down to the tech used to write and share them.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed the extreme lengths taken to keep his script from being seen, even as it was being written.

“I typed Episode VIII out on a MacBook Air. For security it was 'air-gapped' –never connected to the internet,“ he t…
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Locky Ransomware switches to the Ykcol Extension for Encrypted Files

Today a new Locky Ransomware variant was discovered by Stormshield malware analyst coldshell that switches to the .ykcol extension for encrypted files. It is important to note that if you are infected with this ransomware, you are not infected with the Ykcol Ransomware, but rather Locky. […]…
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Telegram Encrypted Chat App Gains Self-Destructing Video and Photo Messages

Encrypted messaging app Telegram received an update on Sunday that makes it the latest chat platform to embrace Snapchat-style disappearing messages.

Up until now, Telegram users have only been able to send text-based “secret chats” that self-delete, but in version 4.2 of the app they can now share videos and photos armed with a self-destruct timer.


Timers are set using the clock icon in the media picker and can be anything up to one minute long. The countdown starts the moment the recipient opens the photo …
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Secure video calling is now available on encrypted messaging app Signal

In an effort to compete with other messaging services, Open Whisper System’s Signal — a secure chat service known for its commitment to privacy — now lets users make encrypted video calls.

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