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.
Another vulnerability courtesy of 1990s-era US export restrictions on cryptography has been discovered, and researchers believe it might be how the NSA managed to regularly break their targets' encrypted connections.
After an initial pre-alpha release in July 2014, BitTorrent's peer-to-peer private voice and text app Bleep is finally available for curious Windows, Mac, iOS and Android users to test it out.
The Tor Project has discontinued the Tor Cloud project due to a lack of dedicated software developers and maintainers.
The cryptography used in the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP), one of the most widely used smart meter and smart grid device networking standards, can be easily cracked, researchers have found.
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