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New IBM Tech Lets Apps Authenticate You Without Personal Data 27 comments
Blackberry Offers 'Lawful Device Interception Capabilities' 137 comments
TrueCrypt Safer Than Previously Thought 42 comments
ISIS Help Desk Assists In Covering Tracks 145 comments
Manhattan DA Pressures Google and Apple To Kill Zero Knowledge Encryption 291 comments
Carnegie Mellon Denies FBI Paid For Tor-Breaking Research 79 comments
Police Find Paris Attackers Coordinate Via Unencrypted SMS 202 comments
US Rep. Joe Barton Has a Plan To Stop Terrorists: Shut Down Websites 275 comments
NYT Quietly Pulls Article Blaming Encryption In Paris Attacks 259 comments
Microsoft To Provide New Encryption Algorithm For the Healthcare Sector 85 comments
Self-Encrypting Drives Hardly Any Better Than Software-Based Encryption 73 comments
Tor Project Claims FBI Paid University Researchers $1m To Unmask Tor Users 108 comments
Proof-of-Concept Ransomware Affects Macs 163 comments
The Dark Net Drug Market That Survived Ukraine's Civil War 15 comments
ProtonMail Restores Services After Epic DDoS Attacks 57 comments
UK Gov't Can Demand Backdoors, Give Prison Sentences For Disclosing Them 187 comments
Going Dark Crypto Debate Going Nowhere 111 comments
Badly-Coded Ransomware Locks User Files and Throws Away Encryption Key 128 comments
Pro-Privacy Webmail ProtonMail Pays Ransom, But Hit By DDoS Attack Anyway 101 comments
Controversial New UK Internet Powers Bill Makes No Mention of VPNs 115 comments
Internet Firms To Be Banned From Offering Unbreakable Encryption Under New UK Laws 418 comments
Ask Slashdot: Securing a Journalist's Laptop Against a Police Search? 324 comments
CoinVault and Bitcryptor Ransomware Victims Can Now Recover Their Files For Free 32 comments
UK Plans To Allow Warrantless Searches of Internet History 136 comments
Fewer IPsec Connections At Risk From Weak Diffie-Hellman 28 comments
UK Government Says App Developers Won't Be Forced To Implement Backdoors 86 comments
Australian PLAID Crypto, ISO Conspiracies, and German Tanks 62 comments
Univ. of New Haven Cyber Lab: WhatsApp Collects Phone Numbers, Call Duration, and More 67 comments
US Military Websites Still Relying On SHA-1 52 comments
Google Makes Full-Disk Encryption Mandatory For Some Android 6.0 Devices 150 comments
UK Government Proposes 'License To Hack' As Encryption Proves Hard To Defeat 80 comments
Apple Tells US Judge It's 'Impossible' To Break Through Locks On New iPhones 225 comments
Self-Encrypting Western Digital Hard Drives Easy To Crack 74 comments
Americans Show 'Surprising Willingness' To Accept Internet Surveillance 223 comments
How Is the NSA Breaking So Much Crypto? 217 comments
US Government Will Not Force Companies To Decode Encrypted Data... For Now 110 comments
First Successful Collision Attack On the SHA-1 Hashing Algorithm 87 comments
Jimmy Wales and Former NSA Chief Ridicule Government Plans To Ban Encryption 176 comments
Newly Found TrueCrypt Flaw Allows Full System Compromise 106 comments
How the FBI Hacks Around Encryption 91 comments
Edward SnowdenTalks Alien Communications With Neil deGrasse Tyson 142 comments
Chinese Researchers Propose Tor-Inspired Overhaul of Bitcoin 46 comments
Under Public Pressure, India Withdraws Draft Encryption Policy 35 comments
India's Worrying Draft Encryption Policy 114 comments
Spy Industry Leaders Befuddled Over 'Deep Cynicism' of American Public 403 comments
Ashley Madison's Passwords Cracked, Soon To Be Released 146 comments
Cryptographers Brace For Quantum Revolution 113 comments
Apple To FBI: Encryption Rules Out Handing Over iMessage Data In Real Time 306 comments
Despite Reports of Hacking, Baby Monitors Remain Woefully Insecure 109 comments
Browser Makers To End RC4 Support In Early 2016 40 comments
Turkey Arrests Journalists For Using Encryption 145 comments
Jeb Bush Comes Out Against Encryption 495 comments
Engaging Newbies In Email Encryption and Network Privacy 83 comments
Wuala Encrypted Cloud-Storage Service Shuts Down 128 comments
The Network Is Hostile 124 comments
OpenSSH 7.0 Released 75 comments
Prosecutors Op-Ed: Phone Encryption Blocks Justice 392 comments
Linux Servers' Entropy Pool Too Shallow, Compromising Security 111 comments
How Boing Boing Handled an FBI Subpoena Over Its Tor Exit Node 104 comments
Microsoft Creates a Quantum Computer-Proof Version of TLS Encryption Protocol 128 comments
Questioning the Dispute Over Key Escrow 82 comments
Oracle To Debut Low-Cost SPARC Chip Next Month 92 comments
Newegg Beats Patent Troll Over SSL and RC4 Encryption 93 comments
Swiss Researchers Describe a Faster, More Secure Tor 61 comments
The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn't 55 comments
Tomb, a Successor To TrueCrypt For Linux Geeks 114 comments
Encryption Rights Community: Protecting Our Rights To Strongly Encrypt 140 comments
For £70,000, You Might Be Able to Own an Enigma 65 comments
Snoopers' Charter Could Mean Trouble For UK Users of Encryption-Capable Apps 174 comments
The Rise of the New Crypto War 91 comments
OpenSSL Patches Critical Certificate Forgery Bug 45 comments
Crypto Experts Blast Gov't Backdoors For Encryption 102 comments
Chilling Effect of the Wassenaar Arrangement On Exploit Research 30 comments
Cameron Asserts UK Gov't Will Leave No "Safe Space" For Private Communications 260 comments
Angler Exploit Kit Evasion Techniques Keep Cryptowall Thriving 36 comments
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Passwords Transmitted As Cleartext? 251 comments
Amazon's New SSL/TLS Implementation In 6,000 Lines of Code 107 comments
MIT's Bitcoin-Inspired 'Enigma' Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data 46 comments
UK Researchers Find IPv6-Related Data Leaks In 11 of 14 VPN Providers 65 comments
NIST Updates Random Number Generation Guidelines 64 comments
Cisco Security Appliances Found To Have Default SSH Keys 112 comments
Ask Slashdot: Keeping Cloud Data Encrypted Without Cross-Platform Pain? 107 comments
Two Years After Snowden Leaks, Encryption Tools Are Gaining Users 69 comments
Encryption Would Not Have Protected Secret Federal Data, Says DHS 142 comments
"Let's Encrypt" Project To Issue First Free Digital Certificates Next Month 97 comments
Samsung Cellphone Keyboard Software Vulnerable To Attack 104 comments
US Lawmakers Demand Federal Encryption Requirements After OPM Hack 91 comments
Should Edward Snowden Trust Apple To Do the Right Thing? 196 comments
Glen Greenwald: Don't Trust Anonymous Anti-Snowden Claims 222 comments
Report: Russia and China Crack Encrypted Snowden Files 546 comments
Dark Net's Top Selling Drug Dealer Is Making $1.5 Million This Year 132 comments
Samsung, LG Smartwatches Give Up Personal Data To Researchers 46 comments
OpenBazaar, Born of an Effort To Build the Next Silk Road, Raises $1 Million 107 comments
US Tech Giants Ask Obama Not To Compromise Encryption 108 comments
Governments of the World Agree: Encryption Must Die! 221 comments
Tim Cook: "Weakening Encryption Or Taking It Away Harms Good People" 203 comments
Facebook Now Supports PGP To Send You Encrypted Emails 138 comments
Academics Build a New Tor Client Designed To Beat the NSA 63 comments
How 1990s Encryption Backdoors Put Today's Internet In Jeopardy 42 comments
'Logjam' Vulnerability Threatens Encrypted Connections 71 comments
Australian Law Could Criminalize the Teaching of Encryption 208 comments
Trojanized, Info-Stealing PuTTY Version Lurking Online 216 comments
Online Voting Should Be Verifiable -- But It's a Hard Problem 258 comments
After Over a Year of Police Action, Dark Net Black Markets Still Growing 87 comments
Anonymous Tor Cloud Project Closes Down 23 comments
Poor, Homegrown Encryption Threatens Open Smart Grid Protocol 111 comments
James Comey: the Man Who Wants To Outlaw Encryption 241 comments
USBKill Transforms a Thumb Drive Into an "Anti-Forensic" Device 288 comments
WikiLeaks' Anonymous Leak Submission System Is Back After Nearly 5 Years 26 comments
FBI Slammed On Capitol Hill For "Stupid" Ideas About Encryption 174 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
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