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Government would be barred from mandating crypto backdoors under House bill

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers wants to bar the federal government from mandating “backdoors,” or configurations that enable surveillance, in commercial software and hardware products.

The internet's most important security protocol is finally moving forward

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

A push from banks to build a back-door-like exception was vociferously shot down.

Big banks want to weaken the internet’s underlying security protocol

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

TLS 1.3 will usher in the largest changes in the protocol's history. Banks want to build in a back door.

Researchers build WannaCry decryption tools for Windows XP

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 year ago

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

IARPA director: New homomorphic crypto is 'math magic'

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The latest kind of homomorphic encryption could soon allow classified computing to be done on unclassified computer systems.

Blockchain biz gets new D.C. voice

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

The Global Blockchain Business Council announced Wednesday that they were opening a DC office and appointing a board of directors.

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