Tags cryptography

NIST estimates $250 billion economic impact from its encryption standard

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 day 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 cyber_admin • 2 months 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 months 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 • 6 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 • 7 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.