Yesterday's report by The Intercept hit the information security community like a ton of bricks, as a set of documents from Edward Snowden's trove indicate that the US NSA and the UK GHCQ have managed to compromise the networks of Dutch SIM card manufacturer Gemalto and acquire encryption keys that protect the privacy of cellphone communications of millions of users around the globe.
With a simple search, John Matherly, the creator of Shodan, has discovered with it more than 250,000 routers that share the same SSH key, meaning they also share the same private key.
GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard.
An article by Julia Angwin on ProPublica has become the catalyst for an avalanche of much needed donations for the survival of Gnu Privacy Guard (GPG), a free email encryption software that's used by security and privacy-minded people across the globe.
As part of a Harvard computer science symposium, Bruce Schneier had a public conversation with Edward Snowden.
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