All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Encryption’

NIST Says It Never Worked With The NSA To Weaken Encryption Standards

Last week, it was revealed that the NSA works tirelessly to break through all forms of encryption. One of the more worrisome revelations from the leak was that the agency worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to introduce intentionally weak encryption standards. Now NIST is saying that never happened. In a statement today, NIST denies ever helping …

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NSA Can Break Internet Encryption Technologies

The NSA can see pretty much everything you do online as long as it’s not encrypted. That’s at least what a Snowden leak from last month claimed. The news spurred more people and businesses to sign up for more encryption services, but a new leak suggests that their efforts may have been all for naught. The Guardian, in collaboration with …

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Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage

Google announced that Google Cloud Storage now encrypts all data before it’s written to disk. Better yet, this will cost you nothing extra. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything extra or change any settings. Data is simply decrypted when read by an authorized user. “If you require encryption for your data, this functionality frees you from the …

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5th Amendment Protects Child Porn Suspect from Compelled Decryption

A man accused of housing child pornography on multiple hard drives will not be forced to give authorities access, after a Wisconsin judge rules that doing so would violate his 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination. The case involves Jeffrey Feldman, a software engineer with a degree in computer science from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Suspected of possessing child pornography, FBI agents …

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The New Megaupload Is Almost Upon Us

It’s been over six months since Megaupload was shut down by the feds for charges of criminal copyright infringement. Since then, Kim Dotcom has been fighting court cases in New Zealand and the U.S. He’s also been working on a revival of Megaupload in his spare time. That revival may be happening sooner than later. Over the weekend, Dotcom tweeted …

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