PGP

Hacking

Someone Is Spamming and Breaking a Core Component of PGP’s Ecosystem

A new wave of spamming attacks on a core component of PGP’s ecosystem has highlighted a fundamental weakness in the whole ecosystem.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.3.19
Motherboard

People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
Tips

How to Securely Contact Motherboard

Here are all the ways you can safely and anonymously send us news tips and documents.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.21.17
Internet Insecurity

Gmail vs ProtonMail: Which is More Secure?

Which email provider is more suited for the paranoid user?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.19.17
acceptances

DEA: ‘There Is No Silver Bullet’ for Going Dark

A presentation obtained by Motherboard shows the Drug Enforcement Agency accepting the reality of encryption.
Joseph Cox
8.17.17
PGP

Activists Need to Watch Out for Fake Encryption Keys

An attacker could disrupt messages, or in more limited cases, perhaps read email contents.
Joseph Cox
4.5.17
War on Encryption

Dutch Cops Say They've Decrypted PGP Messages On Seized Server

Dutch police say they have over 3 million messages.
Joseph Cox
3.9.17
hackers

Newly Uncovered Site Suggests NSA Exploits for Direct Sale

The Shadow Brokers, the group that publicly dumped a cache of NSA hacking tools, appears to be back and ready to sell stolen material on an individual basis.
Joseph Cox
12.14.16
Canada

Using PGP Phones Doesn’t Make You a Criminal, Ontario Judge Says

A search warrant based partly on encrypted communications was thrown out.
Justin Ling
8.24.16
security

Wave of Spoofed Encryption Keys Shows Weakness in PGP Implementation

"No security is ever 'absolute.'"
Joseph Cox
8.16.16
Hacking

How the Government Is Waging Crypto War 2.0

According to a senior attorney at the EFF, those who don’t know their history are already repeating it.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.10.16
privacy

20 Years Ago, A Senator Became the First US Lawmaker to Use Encryption

How Sen. Patrick Leahy became an early adopter of encryption.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.2.16
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