How to protect yourself from Ransomware Attacks

A recent worldwide wave of encryption-trojans like “Locky” and “TeslaCrypt” have been keeping companies, private users and the entire security industry on their toes. Experts like the German Federal Office for Information Security (the “BSI”) are now providing recommendations on how to protect private and business data. We have collected some of these recommendations and added our own.

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Fix for security vulnerability CVE-2015-7547 in glibc is now available for Cryptshare.

A fix for the security vulnerability CVE-2015-7547 in the glibc library is now available for Cryptshare Appliances and will be deployed in the night from Feb. 19th to 20th.

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Security vulnerability in glibc library affects all Linux systems, inluding Cryptshare.

A severe security vulnerability with the ID CVE-2015-7547 affects all Linux systems, including Cryptshare Appliances and potentially Cryptshare Servers that have been installed manually on Linux operating systems.

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Safe-Harbour successor terms are agreed yet raising criticism

While the EU commission and US-Officials announce the new “EU-US-Privacy Shield” as a break through, it hasn’t even been written down officially and is already being criticised from many sides.

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EU: New data protection rules coming in 2018

As expected, it took a couple of years until the EU-commission, the European Parliament and the member states finally agreed on a new European Data Protection Regulation (EDPR). And it will apparently take until 2018 for it to become effective. However, it is a welcome development that it has come so far and now seems to be almost done. Almost.

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Why there is too little e-mail encryption

Everyone is talking about it: politicians and law enforcement would like to limit if not abandon it; privacy groups and companies see it as more and more important: the encryption of e-mails.

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Risk of unsecured login at „E-Mail made in Germany“

The German initiative “E-mail made in Germany” promises encrypted e-mail communication for everyone. Yet when users are not aware of it there is a risk of their communication not being completely secured.

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New version of the German data retention law decided and pronounced

Against great criticism from politicians and the society the German government has decided on the remake of the data retention law.

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European court of justice strikes down ‘Safe Harbour‘. An indicative decision

The European court of justice has ruled against the safe harbour treaty that allowed EU citizens’ data to be transferred to the United States.

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End of Support for Cryptshare Server V2

Cryptshare Server V2 has received no further development since 2013 when it was replaced by its successor V3. This means that updates and security improvements, some of which we consider critical, are only developed for V3.x onwards. Please update to the newest version available!

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