Encryption

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OpenSSL tells users to prepare for a high severity flaw

Patches will be released on July 9 for a high severity vulnerability in OpenSSL's widely used cryptographic library


Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

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Compromised encryption is a threat to national security

The administration is floating a trial balloon suggesting that national security requires giving up the protection provided by strong encryption. This approach gets the issue wrong. When the situation calls for encryption, using...

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Amazon's s2n encryption library aims to be small, light, and auditable

New open source encryption library is meant to be easy to implement as well as easy to audit for security issues

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4 fatal problems with PKI

The Web's security runs on complicated PKI deployments, few of which are implemented correctly, and all of which will soon be at the mercy of Moore's Law

Software developers are failing to implement crypto correctly, data reveals

Lack of specialized training for developers and crypto libraries that are too complex lead to widespread encryption failures

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Prepare for the big digital cert swap -- or else

In a year or two, SHA-1 certificates will be rejected across the Internet. Now's the time to plan your migration from SHA-1 to SHA-2 and avoid a crisis

How encryption keys could be stolen by your lunch

A device hidden in pita bread can collect signals that can betray encryption keys

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Startup touts safe sharing of Office 365 documents

Vera encrypts documents and enforces policies on who can decrypt, when and what they can do with documents once they are opened

Free SSL/TLS certificate project moves closer to launch

Let's Encrypt will start issuing a few free digital certificates next month while it ensures the system is reliable

Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

Allowing encryption workarounds would give other governments cause to do the same, tech industry groups warned

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Tim Cook takes shots at Google, NSA during speech on privacy and encryption

Apple's CEO is highly critical of companies that sell personal user data to advertisers. But is Cook throwing stones in Apple's glass house?

New LogJam encryption flaw puts Web surfers at risk

LogJam is closely related to the FREAK security vulnerability and involves downgrading TLS connections to a weak key

5 encryption errors developers keep making

If there is one technology that can alleviate the impact of security breaches, it’s encryption -- but you have to do it right

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Top security tools in the fight against cyber crime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these security tools as you can

Free tool reveals mobile apps sending unencrypted data

Datapp is designed to help users see what mobile data isn't protected

Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems

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Mozilla: It's HTTPS or bust for Firefox

Mozilla's plan to compel the use of encryption by default in Firefox faces backlash from Web developers

Lawmakers criticize FBI's request for encryption back doors

It's impossible to ensure that only good guys will be able to access them, lawmakers say

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