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Tech industry on the offensive against government

There was a time, not long ago, when the biggest companies were cowed by the national security state. Now they aren't afraid to stand up for the rights and interests of their users.

October 20, 2014

Hide your crypto like a real spy

The German government employee recently arrested for spying for the US hid his encryption software using a kind of steganography.

July 8, 2014

Sponsored by Red Hat and Intel

Building trust and security through open source governance

Adoption of open source software in the enterprise continues to grow, with research suggesting the two largest factors fueling this growth are security and quality. Surprising, perhaps, given revelations of the much-publicised Heartbleed vulnerability discovered in a widely used open source cryptography library earlier this year.

August 14, 2014 by

SHA-2 takes off, thanks to Heartbleed

Industry and standards bodies had announced the transition from SHA-1 hashes to SHA-2 in certificates some time ago, but adoption was weak. Now Heartbleed has created an opportunity to jumpstart the transition.

May 6, 2014 by

NIST makes a hash of SHA-1 ban

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has declared that "SHA-1 shall not be used for digital signature generation after December 31, 2013." So why are they still using it?

February 5, 2014 by

Intel, Via hardware crypto not to be trusted

[UPDATE] In light of government attempts to subvert products and standards, both Linux and FreeBSD add extra entropy/randomness to the output of Intel's and Via's opaque hardware-based random number generators. Smart move.

December 12, 2013 by

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