UC Berkeley Cryptographer Questions Security Of WhatsApp MessagesA cryptographer at the University of California at Berkeley says he believes he found a security vulnerability with the WhatsApp messenger.
New FBI Head In San Francisco Was Key Figure In iPhone HackSpecial Agent Jack Bennett was at the FBI's computer investigation lab when an outside company showed the bureau how it could hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.
Facebook Testing Encrypted Chats In MessengerFacebook is adding to its Messenger app an option for encrypted chats that can only be read on devices where they are sent or received.
FBI Says It Won't Reveal How It Accessed Locked iPhoneThe FBI says it won't publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.
FBI iPhone Hack May Have Cost $1 MillionFBI Director James Comey hinted at an event in London on Thursday that the FBI paid more than $1 million to break into the locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.
FBI: Using Third Parties To Break Encryption Not Only Answer The FBI is facing an increasing struggle to access readable information and evidence from digital devices because of default encryption, a senior FBI official told members of Congress at a hearing on digital encryption Tuesday.
FBI Says Time Needed To Know If iPhone Hack Will WorkIt will take at least two weeks to know whether an alternate method will unlock an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers.
FBI Says It Found A Way To Unlock San Bernardino iPhoneIn a stunning disclosure, federal authorities said Monday that they may not need Apple Inc.'s help after all to unlock an iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack.
Apple Engineers May Quit Instead Of Comply With FBI To Unlock PhoneApple engineers reportedly said they would quit their jobs rather than help the FBI unlock the iPhone linked to an attacker in last year's San Bernardino shootings.
Secret Messaging App Used By San Francisco OfficialsSeveral high ranking San Francisco officials are using an encrypted messaging app to communicate that allows the text to self-destruct so they cannot be retrieved even with a court order.
Feds Rebut Apple Password Claims In Encryption BattleA decision to reset the password on an iCloud account associated with one of the San Bernardino attackers did not effectively thwart the investigation into the shooting, FBI officials said.
FBI, Apple Clash Before Congress As Encryption Fight SimmersThe U.S. government calls it a "vicious guard dog" that hurts national security. Apple says it's critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.