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IBM: All current encryption methods will be broken instantly in 5 years' time
IBM: All current encryption methods will be broken "instantly" in 5 years' time
Head of IBM Research, Arvind Krishna, attended a panel discussion in San Francisco last week and shared his thoughts about quantum computing ...... 22 May 2018
Google's advocacy of HTTPS a soaring success
Google's advocacy of HTTPS a soaring success
Google has released a new blog post which celebrates the success in adoption of secure web connections. A year ago the search giant announced ...... 21 Oct 2017 - 1 comment
Every WiFi network in the World is now non-secure - WPA2 encryption broken
Every WiFi network in the World is now non-secure - WPA2 encryption broken
Researchers from Belgian university KU Leuven have managed to find a way to break WPA2 encryption used as the "strongest" encryption available ...... 17 Oct 2017 - 13 comments
Facebook Messenger users can now opt-in to end-to-end encryption
Facebook Messenger users can now opt-in to end-to-end encryption
900 million Facebook Messenger users can now opt-in to end-to-end encryption for their conversations, with the tech giant dubbing the program ...... 05 Oct 2016 - 2 comments
WhatsApp just launched end-to-end encryption for all communications
WhatsApp just launched end-to-end encryption for all communications
Popular messaging app WhatsApp has launched end-to-end encryption for all communication, making it the largest service to do so. The company, ...... 06 Apr 2016 - 2 comments
Apple to allow two employees to stand for cross-examination in encrypted iPhone case
Apple to allow two employees to stand for cross-examination in encrypted iPhone case
Apple has said this weekend that the U.S. government and Apple will be able to cross-examine each other's witnesses in court, and that the tech ...... 20 Mar 2016
Facebook, Snapchat, Google looking to increase encryption for their devices
Facebook, Snapchat, Google looking to increase encryption for their devices
According to multiple reports, top tech companies like Facebook, Google and Snapchat are all working on increasing the encryption of their devices ...... 15 Mar 2016
Report: Paris terrorists did not use encrypted devices
Report: Paris terrorists did not use encrypted devices
According to multiple reports out of Europe, the ISIS terrorists responsible for the recent Paris attacks were using smartphones without encryption, ...... 19 Nov 2015
Tor releases beta of anonymous Tor Messenger app
Tor releases beta of anonymous Tor Messenger app
The Tor Project has released the beta version of their anonymous Tor Messenger chat client. The client works on Tor's secure browsing system ...... 30 Oct 2015
Snowden: Alien communications are too well encrypted to distinguish from random noise
Snowden: Alien communications are too well encrypted to distinguish from random noise
Edward Snowden believes he has answered the Fermi paradox: Encryption. Why, with such a vast universe that has been around for billions of ...... 23 Sep 2015
Kim Dotcom launches MegaChat encrypted video chat service
Kim Dotcom launches MegaChat encrypted video chat service
Kim Dotcom has released his latest software, a browser-based encrypted video chat and file sharing service called MegaChat. The larger-than-life ...... 22 Jan 2015 - 2 comments
Former NSA GC: Google and Apple could be hurting themselves by encrypting their operating systems
Former NSA GC: Google and Apple could be hurting themselves by encrypting their operating systems
Former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker had some interesting thoughts on current U.S. technology companies, specifically their choices to encrypt. ...... 06 Nov 2014 - 2 comments
Android L will be fully encrypted right out of the box
Android L will be fully encrypted right out of the box
Android L will be fully encrypted by default, says Google, part of smartphone makers ongoing efforts to thwart "snooping" from the NSA, police ...... 19 Sep 2014 - 5 comments
Carrier KPN signs deal with encrypted communications provider Silent Circle for encrypted calls, texts
Carrier KPN signs deal with encrypted communications provider Silent Circle for encrypted calls, texts
The large European carrier KPN has struck a deal with Silent Circle which will bring encrypted phone calls and text messages to customers in ...... 21 Feb 2014
Comcast to encrypt basic cable channels
Comcast to encrypt basic cable channels
Comcast has begun telling customers that it is preparing to encrypt its basic cable signals, meaning some customers will need a new digital ...... 16 Apr 2013 - 10 comments
Google starts promoting encrypted search to protect user privacy
Google starts promoting encrypted search to protect user privacy
Google is working to add some additional privacy in the form of a secure search page. As they roll it out, people signed into Google accounts ...... 19 Oct 2011 - 3 comments
Cryptographers can break AES faster with new method
Cryptographers can break AES faster with new method
Widespread encryption system could be broken faster than brute-force. The Advanced Encryption Scheme (AES) is used to protect everything ...... 19 Aug 2011 - 7 comments
Toshiba launches self-encrypting, auto-wiping HDD
Toshiba launches self-encrypting, auto-wiping HDD
Starting mass production in the coming months, Toshiba has introduced its new MKxx61GSYG 2.5-inch HDD, a drive that offers multiple levels of ...... 14 Apr 2011 - 11 comments
     

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