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Doug McLean | 08 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Most readers of this blog are aware of the unholy alliance between the world's spammers and cybercriminals. This partnership is based upon the spammer's ability to present scams to millions of innocent users on behalf of those the crooks that would defraud them. The work of these two groups of miscreants most typically presents itself as phishing attacks on individuals and more recently spear phishing attacks of target corporations.

So it was with some interest that I noted two headlines in the data security trade press this week. The first was the verdict handed down to the self proclaimed "King of Spam," Sanford Wallace. A judge in California ordered Wallace to pay Facebook $712 million in damages for sending bogus emails to Facebook users. While it's a another...

Doris Yang | 05 Nov 2009 | 2 comments

Doris Yang - Product Manager

If you would like to extend your beta evaluation past the initial 30-day period, you can request a new beta license by resubmitting your beta request here

Upon successful submission, you will receive an email with a link containing your new license number.  You must enter the new license key in PGP Desktop for it to take effect.

Robin Witty | 22 Oct 2009 | 1 comment

Robin Witty-Senior Product Marketing Manager

When spear-phishing, cybercriminals try to get sensitive data for fraudulent purposes from a specific organization by masquerading as a trusted sender in an email. Email hygiene security products (a must have!) catch the vast majority of email threats, including spear-phishing attempts.

Kelly Jackson Higgins of DarkReading succinctly lays out one case where email security wasn’t triggered. Here’s a short excerpt:

“Joshua Perrymon, CEO of PacketFocus, sent a spoofed LinkedIn email to users in different organizations...

Admin | 21 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

PGP Corporation is pleased to announce our support for Microsoft Windows 7.   For those who want to read the official word, check us out in the Windows 7 Compatibility Center.

While news of cybercrime may garner most of the headlines, research from the Ponemon Institue and DatalossDB tells us that lost laptops are the number one cause of data breaches worldwide.  And right behind system failures at number three are USB and portable storage devices - making protection of endpoints the number one concern for security professionals.

To help organizations control their risk, PGP Corporation offers a complete set of products to protect your endpoints.  Whether netbooks, notebooks or desktops...

Marc Briceno | 19 Oct 2009 | 2 comments

Marc Briceno - Director, Product Management

Last week saw the release of the “Evil Maid” attack targeting the open source TrueCrypt full disk encryption product.

The “Evil Maid” attack was implemented by Invisible Things Lab, whose principal is well respected in computer security circles for her work creating the “Blue Pill” virtualization malware.

As with the “Stoned Boot” attack that was announced earlier this year, “Evil Maid” is fundamentally malware. Neither attack demonstrates flaws in the underlying cryptographic security of any other full disk encryption product.

While disk encryption products such as PGP® Whole Disk Encryption can do very useful and desirable things to enhance your security posture - such as protect the data on your computer’s hard drive - full...

Doug McLean | 12 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Doug McLean - Blogmeister

Since Mark Twain uttered the title of this blog in 1897, hundreds if not thousands of technologies have been declared "dead."  Some technology obituaries, vacuum tube computers spring to  mind, were completely accurate. However,  I've been in the computer industry long enough to know that successful computing technologies rarely ever "die," they just get repurposed to work in new environments or to solve new problems. The best examples I can think of are SGML (Simple Graphic Markup Language) and ODA (Office Document Architecture). Both of these technologies were hot in the early '80s when the industry was looking for standardizing the way computers told printers how to render a page (and coincidentally creating massive markets for document and content management).  It turns out that both of these...

Shilpi Dey | 07 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Mac OS X 10.6 beta recommends passphrases on French and German keyboards to use characters from a - z, A-Z and 0-9

More details here.

Shilpi Dey | 06 Oct 2009 | 2 comments

Shilpi Dey - Product Marketing Manager

I spent the better part of last week at the Intel Developer Forum, a great forum that brings together various technology solution providers who are integrating the next generation of Intel technologies. It was exciting and an honor to showcase PGP® solutions for Intel® Anti-Theft and Intel® AES-NI.

Standing at the booth surrounded by dazzling demos and silicon chips, I was taken back to when I bought my first laptop almost a decade ago. It was from an online auction site and was advertised as “scrubbed clean”. On...

Shilpi Dey | 05 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

While the chances are extremely low that a boot.efi file could become corrupt on a boot disk or partition protected by PGP Whole Disk Encryption, it is possible. If this occurs, it could prevent your system from booting. Prepare for this unlikely event by creating a recovery CD before you encrypt a boot disk or partition using PGP Whole Disk Encryption on a Macintosh Snow Leopard system.

This recovery disk is only available for usage on Macintosh OSX 10.5.8 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) systems with PGP Desktop 10. Download the image for disks encrypted with PGP Desktop 10 ONLY.

Visit this Knowledge Base article for more information.

Admin | 05 Oct 2009 | 11 comments

As promised, we are pleased to announce the PGP Desktop v10 for Apple® Mac OS X beta program. This beta program will allow you to try the latest features for PGP Desktop Professional, PGP Desktop Home, PGP Desktop Email and PGP Whole Disk Encryption on Apple® Mac OS X platforms. In a nutshell, we think you'll find it simple, fast and secure, with:

  • Support for Snow Leopard 10.6 (x32 and x64)
  • Faster encryption and decryption
  • Safeguards against boot disk corruption

Here are a few things you might be wondering:

Which Apple® Mac OS X platforms are supported in the beta program? Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

What is the process? Details on the Beta program can be found here.  Once you complete and accept the beta license agreement you will...