You can unscramble the hashes of humanity's 5 billion email addresses in ten milliseconds for $0.0069

You can unscramble the hashes of humanity's 5 billion e-mail addresses in ten milliseconds for $zero.0069

Marketing corporations often “anonymize” their dossiers on web customers utilizing hashes of their e-mail addresses — fairly than the e-mail addresses themselves — as identifiers in databases which are saved indefinitely, traded, bought, and leaked. Cryptographically safe hashing converts any file to a brief string (its “hash”), and it is theoretically inconceivable to […]

Even if governments backdoor crypto, they still won't be able to spy on terrorists

Even if governments backdoor crypto, they nonetheless gained't be capable of spy on terrorists

In a paper printed by the International Association for Cryptologic Research, a bunch of Harvard and MIT cryptographers display that even when the federal government had been to backdoor encryption and lock up anybody who used non-backdoored techniques, individuals may nonetheless conceal undetectable, safe, non-public messages throughout the messages despatched over the compromised techniques. […]

Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1: an encrypted, privacy-protecting DNS service

Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1: an encrypted, privacy-protecting DNS service

Cloudflare, an organization with a historical past of resisting surveillance and censorship orders (albeit imperfectly and generally with undesirable consequences) has introduced a brand new DNS service, hosted on the easy-to-remember tackle of 1.1.1.1, which accepts connections below the still-novel DNS-over-HTTPS protocol, and which has privateness designed in, with all logs written solely to […]

How to evaluate secure messengers and decide which one is for you

How to guage safe messengers and determine which one is for you

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is working an excellent series on the potential and pitfalls of safe messaging app — that is very well timed given the ramping up of state surveillance and identification theft, to not point out anybody seeking to #DeleteFacebook and transition away from Facebook Messenger. Today’s installment, Thinking About What […]

Cops routinely unlock phones with corpses' fingers

Cops routinely unlock telephones with corpses' fingers

Since 2016, when an FBI agent first used a useless suspect’s finger to unlock his telephone, police forces throughout the USA have made a routine apply of unlocking telephones utilizing suspects and victims’ useless fingers, saving large on shopping for cyberwar instruments like Cellebrite’s $1500-$3000 unlocker, or Grayshift’s $30ok/yr Graykey. There’s precedent for […]