Tags cryptography

The NSA discovered a severe flaw in Microsoft Windows 10

by Shannon Vavra • 2 years ago

It's the first time the NSA is taking credit publicly for discovering a Microsoft vulnerability.

Google: We've been storing some enterprise customer passwords in plaintext since 2005

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

Google is encouraging enterprise administrators to have users reset their passwords.

From the NSA to Silicon Valley, a new kind of encryption is going commercial

by Jeff Stone • 3 years ago

Homomorphic encryption would better protect both personal users and businesses, but it needs to be fleshed out over the coming years.

NIST estimates $250 billion economic impact from its encryption standard

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 years ago

The standards agency commissioned a study of how much the Advanced Encryption Standard meant to government and industry since the late '90s.

Obscurity is the only security

by Jonathan Wilkins • 4 years ago

Op-ed: There’s a common belief in the security world that obscurity shouldn’t be used as a layer of protection. Jonathan Wilkins writes that it should be universally applied.

Government would be barred from mandating crypto backdoors under House bill

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 years 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.