PGP exists thirty years

Thirty years ago, version 1.0 of Pretty Good Privacy appeared online. Email encryption technology has a turbulent history, and according to its creator, Phil Zimmermann, the crypto war is not over yet. Phil Zimmermann In fact, June 6th was thirty years ago that PGP 1.0 appeared on the Internet. Creator Phil Zimmermann sent the software … Read more

Secure email service Mailbox.org raises rates and changes subscriptions

The German mail service Mailbox.org, which offers encrypted e-mail, has announced new tariffs for its subscriptions and has thrown the subscriptions upside down. In some cases, customers pay a little more, or lose storage and tools as a result. In a news item, the Berlin start-up says that with the new rates it has mainly … Read more

Software Update: Symantec Endpoint Encryption 11.3.1

Symantec, which is now part of Broadcom, has historically acquired two different companies that developed encryption software: GuardianEdge and PGP. Symantec has long released the software from these two acquisitions as two different encryption product lines. The GuardianEdge line was renamed ‘Endpoint Encryption’ and the PGP line was renamed ‘Encryption Desktop’ along with ‘Encryption Management … Read more

Software Update: Mozilla Thunderbird 78.6.0

The Mozilla Foundation has released version 78.6 of Thunderbird. Thunderbird is an open source client for email and newsgroups, with features such as support for several mail and news accounts, a spam filter, spell checker, and a customizable appearance. In version 78, a dark mode has been added and other parts of the interface, such … Read more

Mozilla releases Thunderbird 78 with native dark mode and OpenPGP support

Mozilla has released a new version of Thunderbird that includes dark mode, a new design and native support for the Lightning Calendar. Also, support for OpenPGP is built directly into the client. Thunderbird 78 is now available for download. It is the annual extended support release of the email program that receives a stable security … Read more

Netherlnds Forensic Institute cracked suspect’s iPhone 5

The Netherlnds Forensic Institute has gained access to an iPhone 5 belonging to a suspect. The NFI cracked the six-digit code ‘within a day’ according to NRC. It is not known how the institute did this. It concerns an iPhone 5 that was in the possession of crown witness Nabil B. He is the witness … Read more

Newton Mail continues with new owners

Newton Mail e-mail service will continue to exist. The service was owned by smartphone maker Essential, which has been discontinued. That would also end Newton Mail. Two fans of the service have taken over. Maitrik Katiara and Justin Mitchell are the new owners of Newton Mail. Katiara is a product designer for a software developer … Read more

Firefox Private Relay is Mozilla’s latest experimental service

Firefox Private Relay is a new experimental service from Firefox maker Mozilla; the (currently) invitation-only service is designed to reduce unwanted e-mails and spam by acting as a kind of proxy e-mail service. The idea is not new, but Mozilla may be up to something, as trust is important to this type of service. Users … Read more

Software Update: The Bat! 9.1

Ritlabs has released version 9.1 of its email program The Bat. The program supports several pop3 and imap4 accounts, and has a Bayesian spam filter and extensive search and filtering capabilities. Furthermore, there is support for pgp, end-to-end encryption and the e-mails can be stored encrypted on the hard disk. Furthermore, there are no minimum … Read more