Tags cryptography

The NSA discovered a severe flaw in Microsoft Windows 10

by Shannon Vavra

It's the first time the NSA is taking credit publicly for discovering a Microsoft vulnerability.

Google: We've been storing some enterprise customer passwords in plaintext since 2005

by Sean Lyngaas

Google is encouraging enterprise administrators to have users reset their passwords.

From the NSA to Silicon Valley, a new kind of encryption is going commercial

by Jeff Stone

Homomorphic encryption would better protect both personal users and businesses, but it needs to be fleshed out over the coming years.

NIST estimates $250 billion economic impact from its encryption standard

by Zaid Shoorbajee

The standards agency commissioned a study of how much the Advanced Encryption Standard meant to government and industry since the late '90s.

Obscurity is the only security

by Jonathan Wilkins

Op-ed: There’s a common belief in the security world that obscurity shouldn’t be used as a layer of protection. Jonathan Wilkins writes that it should be universally applied.

Government would be barred from mandating crypto backdoors under House bill

by Sean Lyngaas

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers wants to bar the federal government from mandating “backdoors,” or configurations that enable surveillance, in commercial software and hardware products.