The NSA discovered a severe flaw in Microsoft Windows 10
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
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.