encryption

tech-power

Google and Mozilla Block Kazakhstan’s Browser Spying Tool

Browser makers announced they would block the Kazakhstan government’s root certificate, which was designed to spy on citizens’ internet usage.
Joseph Cox
4 days ago
Hacking

Barr Says Police Need Encryption Backdoors, Doesn’t Mention Hacking Tools They Use All the Time

Barr reignited demands for tech companies to find a technical solution to the ‘Going Dark’ issue, but neglected to mention in his keynote speech that law enforcement agencies use hacking techniques to bypass encryption.
Joseph Cox
7.23.19
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
Hacking

Experts Doubt Russian Claims That Cryptographic Flaw Was a Coincidence

At a recent international standards meeting, experts said they weren’t convinced by a Russian explanation about a potentially flawed new encryption algorithm.
Joseph Cox
5.8.19
Hacking

Head of Android Security Says Locking Out Law Enforcement Is an ‘Unintended Side Effect’

Google is taking steps to make it harder for someone to push a malicious update that disables the security features on an Android phone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.30.19
El Chapo

El Chapo got wiretapped because the cartel’s IT guy screwed up

“Don Jorge, your… your… your brother is very upset with me because he says that it’s my fault that there’s no communication.”
Keegan Hamilton
12.15.18
privacy

Encrypted Messaging App Signal Says It Won’t Comply With Australia’s New Backdoor Bill

Signal joins Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants who have already condemned and protested the bill.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.14.18
encryption

Slack Doesn’t Have End-to-End Encryption Because Your Boss Doesn’t Want It

A former Slack employee and the company's current chief information security officer say that Slack's paying customers aren't that interested in end-to-end encryption.
Joseph Cox
10.16.18
encryption

Tim Cook: “I hope I never see again” how the FBI came for Apple after San Bernardino

“I've never seen the government apparatus move against an individual or a company like this before.”
Valerie Kipnis
10.3.18
going dark

CEO Pleads Guilty to Selling Encrypted Phones to Organized Crime

Phantom Secure made custom, encrypted BlackBerry phones and sold them to customers all over the world, including to the Sinaloa cartel, according to prosecutors.
Joseph Cox
10.3.18
cybersecurity

There's No Longer Any Excuse For Not Using a Password Manager

Autofill passwords on Android and iOS 12 means that "I'm lazy" is no longer an excuse for not using LastPass or 1Password.
Jason Koebler
9.24.18
crypto

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg: We’re Very Committed to Encryption in WhatsApp

During a Senate hearing, Sandberg said Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is still using end-to-end encryption, but did leave room for potential changes.
Joseph Cox
9.5.18
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