When you ship another person an electronic mail, your mail server connects to their mail server to transmit the message, and spy businesses have made a surveillance banquet out of those transactions, harvesting emails by the billions.
A protocol referred to as STARTTLS permits mail servers to encrypt the site visitors between them, […]
For a number of years, I have been honored to volunteer on the advisory board of Simply Secure (previously) a nonprofit consultancy that does open analysis on usability in cryptographic privateness instruments and consults with corporations to assist make their instruments extra broadly usable and accessible, particularly for susceptible teams who are sometimes not […]
Last April, the Kremlin ordered a ban on the private messaging app Telegram, blocking tens of millions of IP addresses that shaped Amazon and Google’s clouds so as to stop customers from accessing the service; not solely was it an ominous second within the evolution of the web as a system for oppressive management, […]
The FBI has been making an attempt to ban working cryptography because the Clinton years, a shedding battle whose stakes go up with every passing day because the variety of gadgets that depend upon working crypto to safe them and their customers goes up and up and up.
The FBI has been engaged […]
Canada’s two main digital rights teams, CIPPIC (previously) and Citizen Lab (previously) have issued a joint report known as Shining a Light on the Encryption Debate: A Canadian Field Guide , and each Candadian ought to learn it.
The decades-old struggle over entry to working cryptography has reached a brand new world peak, […]
It’s 2018, 5 years after Edward Snowden’s paperwork revealed the scope of US and allied mass surveillance; after a string of revelations about creepy private-sector cyber-arms-dealers who promote spying instruments to stalkers, criminals, and autocratic governments, Google has proposed “Chat,” a brand new Android customary for fast messaging with no encryption and therefore zero […]
Yesterday, I wrote about the way that tech-sector concentration was making it almost not possible for Russia to dam the encrypted messaging service Telegram: as a result of Telegram can serve its site visitors by way of big cloud suppliers like Amazon, Russia can solely block Telegram by blocking everybody else who makes use […]
It’s been a yr since someone hacked all 156 of Dallas’s emergency tornado sirens, setting them off in the course of the night time, and the safety image for cities’ emergency PA programs retains getting uglier.
Since 2015 Balint Seeber — a safety researcher at Bastille — has been probing San Francisco’s emergency […]
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 […]
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.