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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

Google engineers rage at NSA

Google cryptography engineers explain their anger at the NSA for violating security systems they built to stop criminals.

November 6, 2013

If public key cryptography were really broken

The solution to a mathematical problem generally considered insolvable would doom almost all trust on the Internet. Could it actually happen? We'd better hope not.

August 20, 2013

Alan Turing: 10 ideas beyond Enigma

Famous for wartime cryptography and personal tragedy, Alan Turing's legacy is much wider than that. One of the true fathers of computing, he also made many other advances that are only now becoming fully appreciated

March 3, 2012 by

Inventor encrypts tweets to evade govt

Sydney-based inventor Mark Pesce has developed a way to use public key cryptography over private Twitter messages in response to the social media site providing the US Department of Justice (DOJ) access to user accounts last year.

February 20, 2012 by

Book reviews: Holiday reading

"I came for the crack," a woman once said to me reproachfully at a party. She was miffed that I and the third person in the conversation had embarked on an impassioned discussion of…cryptography.

December 16, 2011

Berners-Lee: We need PGP for the people

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called on security professionals to come up with a form of public key cryptography for use by people in email exchanges, and to get involved in W3C standards development

October 17, 2011 by

Closing loopholes puts quantum cryptography on surer ground

More evidence that the quantum and macro worlds are very different places comes from researchers who have been sending entangled photons around the Canary Islands.This is important because it means scientists are probably right about the way quantum entanglement works, which matters enormously if quantum cryptography is to become a viable and useful tool.

November 30, 2010 by

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