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MIT Reveals "Hack-Proof" RFID Chip 52 comments
Socat Weak Crypto Draws Suspicions Of a Backdoor 50 comments
U.S. Forces Viewed Encrypted Israeli Drone Feeds 49 comments
Sensitive Information Can Be Revealed From Tor Hidden Services On Apache 37 comments
WhatsApp Will Get Indicators To Highlight Encrypted Chats 27 comments
Google Will Soon Let You Know By Default When Websites Are Unencrypted 216 comments
NSA Chief: Arguing Against Encryption Is a Waste of Time 184 comments
California Bill Would Require Phone Crypto Backdoors 251 comments
UK Voice Crypto Standard Built For Key Escrow, Mass Surveillance 66 comments
Clinton Hints At Tech Industry Compromise Over Encryption 345 comments
OpenSSH Patches Bug That Leaks Private Crypto Keys 60 comments
NY Bill Would Force Decryption of Smartphones On Demand 353 comments
Police Say They Can Crack BlackBerry PGP Encrypted Email 117 comments
French Conservatives Push Law To Ban Strong Encryption 246 comments
Crypto Guru David Chaum's Private Communications Network Comes With a Backdoor 179 comments
WW2 Hero Who Captured Enigma For Allies Has Died 67 comments
Deprecation of MD5 and SHA1 -- Just in Time? 87 comments
Malvertising Campaign Used a Free Certificate From Let's Encrypt 123 comments
Encrypted Blackphone Patches Serious Modem Flaw 27 comments
New HTTPS Bicycle Attack Reveals Details About Passwords From Encrypted Traffic 78 comments
NSA Targeted 'The Two Leading' Encryption Chips 113 comments
Dutch Government Backs Strong Encryption, Condemns Backdoors 128 comments
BlackBerry Will Continue Operations In Pakistan 36 comments
CFR China Expert: US Tech Firms Should Worry About Beijing's New Anti-Terror Law 50 comments
European Payment Card Protocols Wide Open To Fraud 38 comments
Microsoft Has Your Encryption Key If You Use Windows 10 314 comments
China Passes Law Requiring Tech Firms To Hand Over Encryption Keys 170 comments
Vice: Internet Freedom Is Actively Dissolving In America 150 comments
Swedish Researchers Break 'Unbreakable' Quantum Cryptography 101 comments
'Unauthorized Code' In Juniper Firewalls Could Decrypt VPN Traffic 112 comments
Ask Slashdot: Keeping My Data Mine? (2015 Edition) 132 comments
Carly Fiorina Says Government Needs a Way To "Work Around" Encryption 345 comments
Why Governments Lie About Encryption Backdoors 247 comments
Ask Slashdot: Security Monitoring Company That Accepts VPN Video Feeds? 136 comments
MIT Creates Tor Alternative That Floods Networks With Fake Data 115 comments
SHA-1 Cutoff Could Block Millions of Users From Encrypted Websites 146 comments
Obama Administration To Offer Full Position On Encryption By End of Year 152 comments
France Will Not Ban Wi-Fi Or Tor, Prime Minister Says 89 comments
Top Democratic Senator Will Seek Legislation To "Pierce" Through Encryption 556 comments
Wired Thinks It Knows Who Satoshi Nakamoto Is 291 comments
French Legislation Would Block Tor and Restrict Free Wi-Fi 115 comments
Hillary Clinton Urges Silicon Valley To 'Disrupt' ISIS 452 comments
California Attack Has US Rethinking Strategy On Homegrown Terror 676 comments
No More Security Fixes For Older OpenSSL Branches 60 comments
Let's Encrypt Is Now In Public Beta 135 comments
Wih Messenger Revamp, Yahoo Joins the 'Unsend' Trend 49 comments
IoT Home Alarm System Can Be Easily Hacked and Spoofed 123 comments
BlackBerry Exits Pakistan Amid User Privacy Concerns 71 comments
DecryptorMax/CryptInfinite Ransomware Decrypted, No Need To Pay Ransom 49 comments
Privacy Vulnerability Exposes VPN Users' Real IP Addresses 94 comments
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 204 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
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Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?


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