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New battle in 'Crypto Wars' heating up in wake of Manchester attack

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

Formal talks between governments and tech companies are taking place as European countries ratchet up their calls for encryption backdoors.

Facebook Messenger upgrades encrypted chat feature

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

"It's a clear step forward in bringing the benefits of secure, robust cryptography to billions of people around the world," said one former employee.

Researchers build WannaCry decryption tools for Windows XP

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

Windows XP users have a chance to decrypt WannaCry and save their files from oblivion.

Confide, a favorite app of Trump's White House, is 'a triumph of marketing over substance'

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 8 months ago

Encryption is en vogue in Washington, D.C., but the app of choice for some of the most powerful and "paranoid Republicans" in the capital is profoundly insecure, experts say.

NIST asks for help with quantum-proof crypto

by Shaun Waterman • 10 months ago

Today's crypto will be vulnerable to tomorrow's computers, and NIST wants to get a start on quantum-proofing its standards.

New Google test auto-checks encryption

by Shaun Waterman • 10 months ago

Project Wycheproof is "a collection of unit tests that detect known weaknesses or check for expected behaviors of some cryptographic algorithms."

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