Modern cryptography protocols require real randomness. Sadly, most Random Number Generators (RNG) are pseudo-random and, therefore, hackable. Here's a cheap RNG for the rest of us.
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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.
A new deal between Poland's ministry of defence and three universities is aimed at swelling the ranks of its cyberwar forces.
Facebook is open sourcing a new security tool intended to help developers write apps that are more secure and efficient on Android.
Google cryptography engineers explain their anger at the NSA for violating security systems they built to stop criminals.
Guardtime's tech uses hash function cryptography to protect data integrity, and its products are finding a foothold in the US and China.
Science writer Simon Singh has written books on alternative medicine, the origin of the universe, cryptography and Fermat's Last Theorem. Here he takes a light-hearted look at the mathematical jokes hidden in the longest-running show in US television history.
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.
One of the disturbing actions of the NSA in recent years was their attempt to subvert a NIST cryptography standard in order to insert a back door. I call on Congress to end this.
An initialisation flaw within the Java Cryptography Architecture has been patched, but not before leaving Android vulnerable to attacks resulting in Bitcoin theft.
The programming interface, being developed within the W3C, could lead to more secure web apps. Possible use cases include cloud storage and secure messaging.
Researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of Vigo believe quantum cryptography is the solution to the hacker problem. They are turning their proof-of-concept into a prototype.
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
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.
"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.
The Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) in Hungary has released an open-source toolkit that can find traces of Duqu infections on computer networks.
The Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) in Hungary confirmed its participation in the initial discovery of the Duqu cyber-surveillance Trojan.
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
IBM will integrate cryptography technology from Security First into its next generation of high-input/output wire-speed processor chips, ultimately to provide better data security in the cloud
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.
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