Google: We've been storing some enterprise customer passwords in plaintext since 2005
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
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
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
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
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
A push from banks to build a back-door-like exception was vociferously shot down.