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USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device 233 comments
WikiLeaks' Anonymous Leak Submission System Is Back After Nearly 5 Years 26 comments
FBI Slammed On Capitol Hill For "Stupid" Ideas About Encryption 172 comments
Why Crypto Backdoors Wouldn't Work 105 comments
TeslaCrypt Isn't All That Cryptic 52 comments
Tor Is Building the Next Generation Dark Net With Funding From DARPA 67 comments
Chrome 43 Should Help Batten Down HTTPS Sites 70 comments
In New Zealand, a Legal Battle Looms Over Streaming TV 106 comments
Turing Manuscript Sells For $1 Million 44 comments
The NSA Wants Tech Companies To Give It "Front Door" Access To Encrypted Data 212 comments
U.S. Gov't Grapples With Clash Between Privacy, Security 134 comments
'Let's Encrypt' Project Strives To Make Encryption Simple 116 comments
Anonabox Recalls Hundreds of Insecure 'Privacy' Routers 50 comments
TrueCrypt Alternatives Step Up Post-Cryptanalysis 83 comments
Research Finds Shoddy Security On Connected Home Gateways 88 comments
Mozilla Rolls Back Firefox 37's Opportunistic Encryption Over Security Issue 42 comments
The Problem With Using End-to-End Web Crypto as a Cure-All 89 comments
Popular Android Package Uses Just XOR -- and That's Not the Worst Part 277 comments
After Anti-Donation Executive Order, Bitcoin Donations For Snowden Jump 289 comments
The Unlikely Effort To Build a Clandestine Cell Phone Network 42 comments
TrueCrypt Audit: No NSA Backdoors 142 comments
EFF: Wider Use of HTTPS Could Have Prevented Attack Against GitHub 48 comments
NSA Worried About Recruitment, Post-Snowden 247 comments
Firefox 37 Released 156 comments
Europol Chief Warns About Computer Encryption 161 comments
Generate Memorizable Passphrases That Even the NSA Can't Guess 267 comments
'Bar Mitzvah Attack' Plagues SSL/TLS Encryption 23 comments
Draconian Australian Research Law Hits Scientists 150 comments
OpenSSL Security Update Less Critical Than Expected, Still Recommended 64 comments
White House Proposal Urges All Federal Websites To Adopt HTTPS 155 comments
Researchers Find Same RSA Encryption Key Used 28,000 Times 132 comments
Yahoo Debuts End-To-End Encryption Email Plugin, Password-Free Logins 213 comments
BlackBerry's Latest Experiment: a $2,300 'Secure' Tablet 95 comments
OpenSSL To Undergo Massive Security Audit 69 comments
UK Parliament: Banning Tor Is Unacceptable and Technologically Impossible 98 comments
Kali Linux On a Raspberry Pi (A/B+/2) With LUKS Disk Encryption 37 comments
Tor Project Aims To Eclipse US Government Funding 53 comments
GSM/GPS Tracking Device Found On Activist's Car At Circumvention Tech Festival 143 comments
Quebecker Faces Jail For Not Giving Up Phone Password To Canadian Officials 340 comments
FREAK Attack Threatens SSL Clients 89 comments
Google Backs Off Default Encryption on New Android Lollilop Devices 124 comments
Jolla Partners With SSH To Create Sailfish Secure 30 comments
Under US Pressure, PayPal Stops Working With Mega 136 comments
BlackPhone, In Wake of Gemalto Fallout, Receives $50 Million In Funding 59 comments
OPSEC For Activists, Because Encryption Is No Guarantee 89 comments
Schneier: Everyone Wants You To Have Security, But Not From Them 114 comments
Gemalto: NSA and GCHQ Probably Hacked Us, But Didn't Get SIM Encryption Keys 99 comments
Moxie Marlinspike: GPG Has Run Its Course 309 comments
NSA Director Wants Legal Right To Snoop On Encrypted Data 406 comments
NSA, GHCQ Implicated In SIM Encryption Hack 155 comments
Ars: SSL-Busting Code That Threatened Lenovo Users Found In a Dozen More Apps 113 comments
Iran Allows VPNs To Make Millions In Profit 57 comments
TrueCrypt Audit Back On Track After Silence and Uncertainty 112 comments
Darkleaks: an Online Black Market For Selling Secrets 44 comments
Duplicate SSH Keys Put Tens of Thousands of Home Routers At Risk 114 comments
Samsung Smart TVs Don't Encrypt the Voice Data They Collect 153 comments
Obama Says He's 'A Strong Believer In Strong Encryption' 220 comments
New Encryption Method Fights Reverse Engineering 215 comments
Netatmo Weather Station Sends WPA Passwords In the Clear 37 comments
Russia Seeking To Ban Tor, VPNs and Other Anonymizing Tools 215 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Will It Take To End Mass Surveillance? 239 comments
The Technologies That Betrayed Silk Road's Anonymity 129 comments
Ask Slashdot: With Whom Do You Entrust Your Long Term Data? 178 comments
GnuPG Gets Back On Track With Funding 51 comments
GPG Programmer Werner Koch Is Running Out of Money 222 comments
Ross Ulbricht Found Guilty On All 7 Counts In Silk Road Trial 257 comments
Alan Turing's Notes Found After Being Used As Insulation At Bletchley Park 121 comments
Silk Road Case: Prosecution Reads Alleged Transcript of DPR Arranging 5 Murders 73 comments
If a Financial Institution Mishandles My Data, What Recourse Do I Have? 224 comments
Tech Companies Worried Over China's New Rules For Selling To Banks 127 comments
Mozilla Dusts Off Old Servers, Lights Up Tor Relays 80 comments
Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness' 431 comments
EFF Unveils Plan For Ending Mass Surveillance 282 comments
Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed 392 comments
Google Handed To FBI 3 Wikileaks Staffers' Emails, Digital Data 197 comments
OpenSSL 1.0.2 Released 97 comments
China Cuts Off Some VPNs 222 comments
Data Encryption On the Rise In the Cloud and Mobile 83 comments
Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing 163 comments
FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN 385 comments
Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications 562 comments
Spanish Judge Cites Use of Secure Email As a Potential Terrorist Indicator 174 comments
To Avoid Detection, Terrorists Made Messages Seem Like Spam 110 comments
US/UK Will Stage 'Cyber-Attack War Games' As Pressure Against Encryption Mounts 77 comments
Your High School Wants You To Install Snapchat 157 comments
UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications 329 comments
'Silk Road Reloaded' Launches On a Network More Secret Than Tor 155 comments
Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space? 331 comments
Tips For Securing Your Secure Shell 148 comments
Inside Cryptowall 2.0 Ransomware 181 comments
Why Aren't We Using SSH For Everything? 203 comments
Unofficial WhatsApp Library Gets End To End Encryption Before Official Clients 29 comments
NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip' 234 comments
Kim Dotcom's Mega Again Announces Encrypted Browser-Based Chat Service 40 comments
Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry 278 comments
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Companies With Poor SSL Practices? 141 comments
Lizard Squad Targets Tor 83 comments
Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone 75 comments
Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader 86 comments
Researchers Discover SS7 Flaw, Allowing Total Access To Any Cell Phone, Anywhere 89 comments
Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor 170 comments
POODLE Flaw Returns, This Time Hitting TLS Protocol 54 comments
Neglecting the Lessons of Cypherpunk History 103 comments
Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords? 247 comments
The Cost of the "S" In HTTPS 238 comments
Mathematical Trick Helps Smash Record For the Largest Quantum Factorization 62 comments
18th Century Law Dredged Up To Force Decryption of Devices 446 comments
BlackBerry Clears Hurdle For Voice Crypto Acquisition 27 comments
Nuclear Weapons Create Their Own Security Codes With Radiation 106 comments
Another Hint For Kryptos 50 comments
Tracking a Bitcoin Thief, Part II: Illustrating the Issue of Trust In Altcoins 46 comments
WhatsApp To Offer End-to-End Encryption 93 comments
Launching 2015: a New Certificate Authority To Encrypt the Entire Web 212 comments
81% of Tor Users Can Be De-anonymized By Analysing Router Information 136 comments
After Silk Road 2.0 Shutdown, Rival Dark Net Markets Grow Quickly 86 comments
ISPs Removing Their Customers' Email Encryption 245 comments
More Tor .Onion Sites May Get Digital Certificates Soon 52 comments
Silk Road 2.0 Seized By FBI, Alleged Founder Arrested In San Francisco 219 comments
EFF Begins a Campaign For Secure and Usable Cryptography 96 comments
Facebook Sets Up Shop On Tor 125 comments
"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions 215 comments
Deutsche Telecom Upgrades T-Mobile 2G Encryption In US 27 comments
Delivering Malicious Android Apps Hidden In Image Files 113 comments
Security Company Tries To Hide Flaws By Threatening Infringement Suit 124 comments
'Endrun' Networks: Help In Danger Zones 28 comments
FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption 284 comments
Google Finds Vulnerability In SSL 3.0 Web Encryption 68 comments
Analysis of Linux Backdoor Used In Freenode Hack 37 comments
ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption 149 comments
Tiny Wireless Device Offers Tor Anonymity 68 comments
VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better 220 comments
Snowden's Tough Advice For Guarding Privacy 210 comments
Details of iOS and Android Device Encryption 146 comments
User Error Is the Primary Weak Point In Tor 70 comments
CloudFlare Announces Free SSL Support For All Customers 67 comments
Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration 117 comments
Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market 185 comments
How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology 83 comments
FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous 354 comments
Researchers Propose a Revocable Identity-Based Encryption Scheme 76 comments
Wired Profiles John Brooks, the Programmer Behind Ricochet 49 comments
TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name 270 comments
Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google 126 comments
Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police 504 comments
Why Is It Taking So Long To Secure Internet Routing? 85 comments
Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked 191 comments
Research Finds No Large-Scale Exploits of Heartbleed Before Disclosure 20 comments
Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1 108 comments
Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted 67 comments
Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support 220 comments
Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First' 174 comments
Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58 40 comments
Mozilla To Support Public Key Pinning In Firefox 32 90 comments
UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons 74 comments
NSA Agents Leak Tor Bugs To Developers 116 comments
Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny 80 comments
Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach 89 comments
Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text 166 comments
Ryan Lackey, Marc Rogers Reveal Inexpensive Tor Router Project At Def Con 38 comments
Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors 141 comments
Silent Circle's Blackphone Exploited at Def Con 46 comments
Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email 175 comments
Google Will Give a Search Edge To Websites That Use Encryption 148 comments
The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads 182 comments
Black Hat Researchers Actively Trying To Deanonymize Tor Users 82 comments
Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All 101 comments
Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy 98 comments
New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1 92 comments
Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy 176 comments
Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD 91 comments
CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear 40 comments
Want To Ensure Your Personal Android Data Is Truly Wiped? Turn On Encryption 91 comments
First Release of LibreSSL Portable Is Available 101 comments
UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys 353 comments
Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service 311 comments
Use of Encryption Foiled the Cops a Record 9 Times In 2013 115 comments
NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists" 361 comments
Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice 255 comments
Encryption Keys For Kim Dotcom's Data Can't Be Given To FBI, Court Rules 149 comments
Ars Takes an Early Look At the Privacy-Centric Blackphone 67 comments
Cracking Atlanta Subway's Poorly-Encrypted RFID Smart Cards Is a Breeze, Part II 170 comments
Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data 560 comments
Intuit Beats SSL Patent Troll That Defeated Newegg 59 comments
Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips 192 comments
Ask Slashdot: How To Bequeath Sensitive Information? 208 comments
TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible 250 comments
Restored Bletchly Park Opens 51 comments
Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys 89 comments
Despite Project's Demise, Amazon Web Services Continues To Use TrueCrypt 75 comments
Auditors Release Verified Repositories of TrueCrypt 146 comments
After the Belfast Project Fiasco, Time For Another Look At Time Capsule Crypto? 170 comments
Whom Must You Trust? 120 comments
A Year After Snowden's Disclosures, EFF, FSF Want You To Fight Surveillance 108 comments
Google Announces 'End-To-End' Encryption Extension For Chrome 100 comments
GnuTLS Flaw Leaves Many Linux Users Open To Attacks 127 comments
TrueCrypt Cryptanalysis To Include Crowdsourcing Aspect 131 comments
The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained 475 comments
OpenSSL To Undergo Security Audit, Gets Cash For 2 Developers 132 comments
TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker 566 comments
Why Lavabit Shut Down 304 comments
XMPP Operators Begin Requiring Encryption, Google Still Not Allowing TLS 121 comments
30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL 164 comments
Discrete Logarithm Problem Partly Solved -- Time To Drop Some Crypto Methods? 114 comments
Finding More Than One Worm In the Apple 116 comments
Phil Zimmermann's 'Spy-Proof' Mobile Phone In Demand 107 comments
Researchers Find, Analyze Forged SSL Certs In the Wild 86 comments
Physicists Turn 8MP Smartphone Camera Into a Quantum Random Number Generator 104 comments
One Month Later: 300,000 Servers Remain Vulnerable To Heartbleed 60 comments
Samsung 'Smart' Camera Easily Hackable 62 comments
TLS 1.3 Draft Prepares to Drop Static RSA Key Exchange 51 comments
iOS 7 Update Silently Removes Encryption For Email Attachments 68 comments
OpenBSD 5.5 Released 128 comments
OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL 144 comments
NIST Removes Dual_EC_DRBG From Random Number Generator Recommendations 86 comments
Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced 360 comments
OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week 379 comments
Heartbleed Used To Bypass 2-Factor Authentication, Hijack User Sessions 59 comments
Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate 188 comments
Tor Blacklisting Exit Nodes Vulnerable To Heartbleed 56 comments
RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit 104 comments
Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity 171 comments
First Phase of TrueCrypt Audit Turns Up No Backdoors 171 comments
Obama Says He May Or May Not Let the NSA Exploit the Next Heartbleed 134 comments
NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed 149 comments
Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL 301 comments
Snowden: NSA Spied On Human Rights Workers 230 comments
"Nearly Unbreakable" Encryption Scheme Inspired By Human Biology 179 comments
CryptoPhone Sales Jump To 100,000+, Even at $3500 68 comments
TCP/IP Might Have Been Secure From the Start If Not For the NSA 149 comments
NYU Group Says Its Scheme Makes Cracking Individual Passwords Impossible 277 comments
MIT Researchers Create Platform To Build Secure Web Apps That Never Leak Data 90 comments
Fake PGP Keys For Crypto Developers Found 110 comments
WPA2 Wireless Security Crackable WIth "Relative Ease" 150 comments
Aussie Attorney General's War On Encrypted Web Services 151 comments
Weak Apple PRNG Threatens iOS Exploit Mitigations 143 comments
University of Cambridge Develops Potentially More Secure Password Storage System 70 comments
Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen Say Google Data Now Protected From Gov't Spying 155 comments
HTTPS More Vulnerable To Traffic Analysis Attacks Than Suspected 17 comments
'Obnoxious' RSA Protests, RSA Remains Mum 99 comments
Meet the Developers Who Want To Build the Next Snapchat 61 comments
Another Possible Voynich Breakthrough 160 comments
Vikings' Secret Code Cracked 89 comments
Building Deception Into Encryption Software 106 comments
Bletchley Park's Bitter Dispute Over Its Future 99 comments
Spoiled Onions: Exposing Malicious Tor Exit Relays 65 comments
Snapchat Account Registration CAPTCHA Defeated 52 comments
Voynich Manuscript May Have Originated In the New World 170 comments
Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall 209 comments
OpenBSD Moving Towards Signed Packages — Based On D. J. Bernstein Crypto 232 comments
VPN Encryption Vulnerability On Android 77 comments
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UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn


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