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Backdoor In CCleaner Security App Infects 2.3 Million Users

Antivirus software development company Avast has advised users of its CCleaner security application for Windows to immediately update their software after discovering a backdoor in the security tool, installed by a team of criminal hackers, Forbes is reporting. Nearly 2.27 million users have been infected, although Avast has said that users should not panic. "Users of CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191...

EU Committee Proposes Banning Backdoors and Enforcing Data Encryption

The European Union has long been one region which has done more than most to protect the data and online privacy of its citizens. Now, a European parliamentary committee has proposed a ban on backdoors that allow governments to access encrypted communications. According to a new report from Engadget, European members of Parliament are calling for...

Apple’s FBI Backdoor Court Order Being Watched Carefully by Canada

The decision by a U.S. court ordering Apple to create a backdoor into iPhones is being watched carefully in Canada. The outcome of the court order could greatly impact Canada, where privacy and technology experts say the debate around encryption has been alarmingly quiet despite its potentially far-reaching consequences. In an interview Tamir Israel, a lawyer...