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  • If we want strong encryption, we'll have to fight for it

    29.05.2015

    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.

  • Newly disclosed Logjam bug might be how the NSA broke VPNs

    20.05.2015

    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.

  • BitTorrent releases free P2P private voice and text app

    13.05.2015

    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.

  • Tor Cloud project reaches the end of the line

    11.05.2015

    The Tor Project has discontinued the Tor Cloud project due to a lack of dedicated software developers and maintainers.

  • Flawed crypto endangers millions of smart grid devices

    11.05.2015

    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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Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


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