Russian company cracks iOS 4 hardware encryption

Having cracked Apple iPhone backups last year, Russian security company ElcomSoft appears to have found a reliable way to beat the layered encryption system used to secure data held on the smartphone itself.

Researcher: Dropbox misrepresents security features

Cloud data storage and synchronization company Dropbox has been hit with a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company has deceived consumers about the level of encryption security it offers.

Nikon's image authentication algorithm cracked

Researchers have discovered a flaw in the system used by Nikon professional digital cameras to ensure images have not been tampered with.

Lok-It USB memory stick has built-in PIN keypad

A US company has come up with an original take on ultra-secure portable storage, fitting a full PIN entry keypad to a USB stick.