The FBI Tried to Plant a Backdoor in an Encrypted Phone Network

The FBI wanted a backdoor in Phantom Secure, an encrypted phone company that sold to members of the Sinaloa cartel, and which is linked to the alleged leaking of sensitive law enforcement information in Canada.


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.


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.


How to Securely Contact Motherboard

Here are all the ways you can safely and anonymously send us news tips and documents.


Gmail vs ProtonMail: Which is More Secure?

Which email provider is more suited for the paranoid user?


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

A presentation obtained by Motherboard shows the Drug Enforcement Agency accepting the reality of encryption.


Activists Need to Watch Out for Fake Encryption Keys

An attacker could disrupt messages, or in more limited cases, perhaps read email contents.


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

Dutch police say they have over 3 million messages.


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.


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

A search warrant based partly on encrypted communications was thrown out.


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.