06 Dec 2018

Quantum Computing That Can Crack Modern Encryption More Than a Decade Away

Quantum computers that will render current encryption protections obsolete will not be developed for at least another 10 years, according to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report. In spite of the significant amount of time between then and now, it also stresses the need for new cryptography

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30 Nov 2018

Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach

“Hospitality giant Marriott today disclosed a massive data breach exposing the personal and financial information on as many as a half billion customers who made reservations at any of its Starwood properties over the past four years. Marriott said the breach involved unauthorized access to a database containing guest information

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30 Nov 2018

When does ‘responsible encryption’ equal surveillance?

“The Trump administration and the Department of Justice’s want to modernize surveillance and computer crime laws as a way to boost cybersecurity, but researchers and privacy experts are skeptical of the federal government’s motives and warn that digital security may be an excuse to install backdoors in encrypted phones. Some

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09 Nov 2018

Dutch police decrypt 258,000 messages after breaking expensive IronChat crypto app

Dutch law enforcement decrypted over 258,000 messages sent within the IronChat application, a method sold as an end-to-end encrypted message service and allegedly endorsed by Edward Snowden (he has since stated that he had never heard of the application). In their statement Dutch officials shared that they reached a “breakthrough

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12 Sep 2018

States are flouting right to encrypted messaging: U.N. expert

“Many governments are neglecting or ignoring their duty to protect online encryption that helps ensure freedom of expression and privacy, the U.N. expert on freedom of expression said on Monday. In many states including Russia, China, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Britain, citizens cannot count on keeping their online conversations private,

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05 Sep 2018

Five Eyes Intel Alliance Urges Big Tech to Help Break Encrypted Messages

In a joint statement with America’s “Five Eyes” partners Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, DHS secretary urged tech companies to support law enforcement by improving access to criminal and terrorist communications using encrypted platforms. The statement also noted that, in the event of “impediments to lawful access to

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