Let's Encrypt, a non-profit certificate authority (CA) set up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan, is finally ready to issue its first certificate, scheduled for next week.
Among the improvements that Apple announced for iOS 9 on Monday, there are some security enhancements as well.
Github repositories of many entities, projects, and even one government could have been compromised and used to deliver malicious code due to the owners' use of easily crackable SSH keys.
Facebook is testing out an experimental new feature that will enable people to add OpenPGP public keys to their profile, and gives users the option of receiving notification emails sent from Facebook in encrypted form.
As digital rights lawyer and special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation Marcia Hofmann correctly noted in her keynote at Hack in the Box Amsterdam 2015 on Thursday, this issue is like a pendulum: sometimes, like in the wake of the 1990s crypto wars, it swings towards strong encryption, but it could now swing in the other direction.
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