4 hrs ago
Studies from Marche Polytechnic University Describe New Findings in Information Security
Despite this, the original McEliece cryptosystem based on Goppa codes, has encountered limited interest in practical applications, partly because of some constraints imposed by this very special class of codes."
9 hrs ago
Bitcoin Has Company on Cryptocurrency Stage
In recent weeks, the hype and interest around the Bitcoin virtual currency have risen to new heights as the value of a Bitcoin has now surpassed $1,000 US.
18 hrs ago
"Why patent trolls love east Texas"
Mike Masnick on a jury verdict against Newegg: "Having Whit Diffie and Ron Rivest present on your behalf, showing that they did everything prior to Jones' patent, while further showing that what Newegg was doing relied on their work, not Jones', should have ended the case.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
F-Secure Antivirus Research Weblog
Good Passwords are KEY
Today marks the official launch date of F-Secure KEY . But we're guessing that it hardly feels like an especially busy day for product manager Juha Torkkel .
Mon Dec 02, 2013
What We Want Most in the Era of Surveillance
Since Edward Snowden's disclosures about widespread NSA surveillance, Americans and people everywhere have been presented with a digital variation on an old analog threat: the erosion of freedoms and privacy in exchange, presumably, for safety and security.
Speaking of Security
Secure Server: TLS v1.1 and v1.2 Support
The recent " BEAST " and " Lucky Thirteen " attacks have made clear that it is time to use the newer versions of TLS: v1.1 and v1.2. TLS v1.2 also adds the new, safer GCM cipher suites and changes the MD5/SHA-1 handshake hash for a simple SHA-2 hash.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Sic Semper Tyrannis 2005
Is NSA Screwing the Pooch? - TTG
TheNSA used to target only foreign signals, and according to its own legal interpretations, that's whatit still does.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free
With Bitcoin now worth potentially more then an ounce of gold, I'm capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Encrypted social network vies for disgruntled WhatsApp, Facebook users
A new social network, Syme, is hoping to attract users with a feel close to Google Plus and Facebook but with encrypted content viewable only to invited members of a group.
Martin's Mobile Technology Page
Does a Certificate Authority See Your Private Key?
One of the questions I had for a long time now is if a Certificate Authority sees the private key of an SSL certificate for a web server during the certification process? If so, it would be quite a security issue.
Death and the Nsa: a Q&a With Bruce Schneier
Daniel_Stuckey writes "Since Edward Snowden's disclosures about widespread NSA surveillance, Americans and people everywhere have been presented with a digital variation on an old analog threat: the erosion of freedoms and privacy in exchange, presumably, for safety and security.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Customer Interaction Solutions
NXP Semiconductors launches new SmartMX2-P40 platform
NXP Semiconductors NV, a provider of mixed signal and standard product solutions, has launched its new SmartMX2-P40 platform of chip card microcontrollers for the banking and electronic-Government, or eGov, markets.
WhiteSteg protects confidential information
WHITESTEG is a steganographic application that can be used to maintain the confidentiality of valuable information, more importantly to safeguard information from possible interception, theft or unauthorised viewing.
Wickr Announces New Interface, App And Advisory Board
The Wickr team is brought together by the strong belief that private correspondence is a universal human right that is extremely important to a free society.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Twitter Steps Up Its SSL Encryption: An Important Move for the Web
NEWS ANALYSIS: Twitter's use of Forward Secrecy should be a wake-up call for all Website admins that the time has come to push the ball forward on Web security.
Link between 'Satoshi' bitcoin account and the Silk Road dissolves
A research paper speculating Bitcoin's creator may have transferred US$60,000 to the Silk Road marketplace has been dispelled, as the account holder in question came forward on Tuesday, denying he is the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto.
Why do bad patents win?
I will admit it. I was very disappointed to see that a Texas jury found Newegg liable for $2.3 million in a case brought by TQP Development.
A Triumph for Patent Trolls, a Defeat for Computer Security
The two policy subjects most likely to raise the hackles of your average techie around the Thanksgiving table this year: the patent system and the importance of effective cryptography.
Patent troll's victory over Newegg bodes ill for online retailers
HP and Dell lead Samsung, Lenovo, and Acer in InfoWorld's reviews of both classic clamshell notebooks and innovative touch-driven hybrids more An open cloud isn't about having some singular feature or characteristic.
New MegaCryption Functionality Enhances Business and Cryptography Server Capabilities
Advanced Software Products Group's latest announced enhancements to MegaCryption feature cryptographic key centralization and position the encryption software as business and cryptography server of choice for many enterprise-grade businesses.