Garmin Confirms Hackers Encrypted Several Systems

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Navigation and Smartwatch Company Stops Short of Using Term 'Ransomware' Garmin acknowledged Monday that a "cyberattack" that encrypted several of its systems led to outages that affected several of the company's fitness and aviation products along with knocking its homepage and customer service centers offline.

Let's Encrypt Vulnerability

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The BBC is reporting a vulnerability in the Let's Encrypt certificate service: In a notification email to its clients, the organisation said: "We recently discovered a bug in the Let's Encrypt certificate authority code. I am seeing nothing on the Let's Encrypt website. certificates encryption vulnerabilities

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Why Encrypted Chat Apps Aren't Replacing Darknet Markets

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Many Vendors of Illegal Drugs, Weapons, Hacking Tools Prefer Markets With so many cybercrime markets continuing to disappear, why haven't encrypted messaging apps stepped in to fill the gap? But encrypted apps have their own downsides They might seem to be the perfect solution to admins stealing buyers' and sellers' cryptocurrency - via an exit scam - or police infiltration.

Zoom Promises Geo-Fencing, Encryption Overhaul for Meetings

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Web Conferencing Provider Blames Routing of Keys via China on Scaling-Up Error Zoom, responding to research that identified encryption and infrastructure shortcomings in its audio and video conferencing software, has promised to further revamp its security controls.

Cryptanalysis of an Old Zip Encryption Algorithm

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Mike Stay broke an old zipfile encryption algorithm to recover $300,000 in bitcoin. bitcoin cryptanalysis cryptocurrency cryptography encryptionDefCon talk here.

Australia Passes Encryption-Busting Law

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Government Can Force Technology Companies to Break Encryption Australia's Parliament has passed new laws enabling it to compel technology companies to break their own encryption. Although the government argued the laws are needed to combat criminal activity and terrorism, opponents argued the powers could creep beyond their scope and weaken the security of all software

Analysis: Strong vs. Weak Encryption

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the debate over whether the government should require technology firms to use weak encryption for messaging applications. Plus, D-Link's proposed settlement with the FTC and a CISO's update on medical device security

Security of Solid-State-Drive Encryption

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Interesting research: " Self-encrypting deception: weaknesses in the encryption of solid state drives (SSDs) ": Abstract: We have analyzed the hardware full-disk encryption of several SSDs by reverse engineering their firmware.

Zoom to Offer End-to-End Encryption for All Users

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Teleconference Company Describes Series of Security Measures Zoom will begin beta testing an end-to-end encryption feature in July that it plans to make available at no charge to all who use the paid or free version of its teleconference platform.

OnDemand Webinar | Protect Your Network From Encrypted Threats

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Learn How To Run Deep SSL Inspection For Encrypted Traffic. View this webinar OnDemand and learn how you can run deep SSL inspection for encrypted traffic

CIA Secretly Owned Swiss Encryption Firm for Years: Reports

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The Encryption 'Backdoor' Debate Continues

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The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers a deep dive on the debate about whether law enforcement officials should have a "backdoor" to circumvent encryption. Also featured: An analysis of Equifax's settlement with the FTC and a discussion of a new report on the cost of data breaches

Facebook Pressured Over Encrypted Messaging Plans

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US, UK and Australia Push for Law Enforcement Access Facebook is falling under renewed pressure for its plans to make its messaging platforms fully encrypted. The U.S., and Australia are asking Facebook to ensure law enforcement can access messages

DoJ Blasts Apple on Lack of Encryption Backdoor - Again

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Law Enforcement Leaders Say Encryption Delayed Terrorist Investigation; Apple Pushes Back Although FBI technicians were able to gain access to data in two iPhones belonging to a Saudi national who killed three U.S. sailors at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, the Justice Department continues to criticize Apple's refusal to offer law enforcement a backdoor to its encrypted devices

Breach Report: Sometimes, Encryption Is Still Overlooked

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Stolen Laptop Contained Patient Data on Thousands Just when you thought the days of big data breaches tied to stolen unencrypted laptops were over comes news of an incident in Oregon affecting hundreds of thousands. What happened this time

E.U. Authorities Crack Encryption of Massive Criminal and Murder Network

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MongoDB Offers Field Level Encryption

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MongoDB now has the ability to encrypt data by field : MongoDB calls the new feature Field Level Encryption. It works kind of like end-to-end encrypted messaging, which scrambles data as it moves across the internet, revealing it only to the sender and the recipient. authentication cryptography encryption hacking keys

Encryption Under ‘Full-Frontal Nuclear Assault’ By U.S. Bills

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government and tech companies continue to butt heads over the idea of encryption and what that means for law enforcement. Government Newsmaker Interviews Videos apple backdoor EARN IT Encryption FBI government Lawful Access to Encrypted Data ActThe U.S.

Google Releases Basic Homomorphic Encryption Tool

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From a Wired article : Private Join and Compute uses a 1970s methodology known as "commutative encryption" to allow data in the data sets to be encrypted with multiple keys, without it mattering which order the keys are used in. This is helpful for multiparty computation, where you need to apply and later peel away multiple layers of encryption without affecting the computations performed on the encrypted data. cryptography encryption google

New Bill Targeting ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encryption Draws Ire

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The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act is being decried as "an awful idea" by security experts. Government Privacy apple Data Privacy Encryption End to end encryption Facebook FBI Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act Security

BLURtooth flaw allows attacking Bluetooth encryption process

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versions are affected by the vulnerability dubbed BLURtooth which allows hackers to defeat Bluetooth encryption. The vulnerability could be exploited by attackers to overwrite or lower the strength of the pairing key, defeating the protocol encryption. Bluetooth 4.0 through 5.0

Zoom Will Be End-to-End Encrypted for All Users

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Zoom is doing the right thing : it's making end-to-end encryption available to all users, paid and unpaid. cybersecurity encryption securityengineering twofactorauthentication videoconferencingThis is a change; I wrote about the initial decision here.).we we have identified a path forward that balances the legitimate right of all users to privacy and the safety of users on our platform.

Report: Apple Scuttled Encryption Plans for iCloud Backups

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Technology Giant Didn't Want to 'Poke the Bear,' Sources Tell Reuters Apple previously scuttled plans add end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups, Reuters reports, noting that such a move would have complicated law enforcement investigations.

Apple Abandoned Plans for Encrypted iCloud Backup after FBI Complained

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This is new from Reuters: More than two years ago, Apple told the FBI that it planned to offer users end-to-end encryption when storing their phone data on iCloud, according to one current and three former FBI officials and one current and one former Apple employee.

Another Story of Bad 1970s Encryption

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The Dutch intelligence service has been able to read encrypted communications from dozens of countries since the late 1970s thanks to a microchip, according to research by de Volkskrant on Thursday. Philips, together with Siemens, built an encryption machine in the late 1970s.

Zoom Faces More Legal Challenges Over End-to-End Encryption

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The video-conferencing specialist has yet to roll out full encryption, but it says it's working on it. Government Mobile Security Privacy Web Security Consumer Protection Procedures Act damages End to end encryption false advertising Lawsuit legal challenges sued Washington D.C.

Data Leakage from Encrypted Databases

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Matthew Green has a super-interesting blog post about information leakage from encrypted databases. academicpapers databases encryptionIt describes the recent work by Paul Grubbs, Marie-Sarah Lacharité, Brice Minaud, and Kenneth G. Paterson. Even the summary is too much to summarize, so read it.

German encrypted email service Tutanota suffers DDoS attacks

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The popular encrypted email service Tutanota was hit with a series of DDoS attacks this week targeting its website fist and its DNS providers later. Encrypted email service, Tutanota suffered a series of DDoS attacks that initially targeted the website and later its DNS providers.

Encryption: Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Lead to Breaches

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Analysis of Common Mistakes Made When Encrypting Data The Marriott mega-breach is calling attention to whether organizations are storing too much data and whether they're adequately protecting it with the proper encryption steps. Experts offer insights on making the right moves

Report: Encrypted Smartphone Takedown Outed Canadian Mole

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After Arresting Phantom Secure CEO, Authorities Reportedly Saw Secrets for Sale The Canadian government has arrested a senior intelligence official on charges of working as a mole. He was reportedly unmasked after investigators found someone had pitched stolen secrets to the CEO of Phantom Secure, a secure smartphone service marketed to criminals that authorities shuttered last year

IEEE Statement on Strong Encryption vs. Backdoors

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The IEEE came out in favor of strong encryption: IEEE supports the use of unfettered strong encryption to protect confidentiality and integrity of data and communications. backdoors encryption keyescrow nationalsecuritypolicy vulnerabilities

Top Full Disk Encryption Software Products

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Full disk encryption is a critical part of IT security. Here are the top disk encryption tools to choose from

Cryptanalyzing a Pair of Russian Encryption Algorithms

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academicpapers algorithms backdoors cryptanalysis cryptography encryption hashes russiaA pair of Russia-designed cryptographic algorithms -- the Kuznyechik block cipher and the Streebog hash function -- have the same flawed S-box that is almost certainly an intentional backdoor. It's just not the kind of mistake you make by accident, not in 2014.

Intel Patches Firmware Flaw That Leaks ME Encryption Keys

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It has issued yet another patch for its Management Engine after a researcher was able to extract two types of encryption keys. Researcher Finds Intel's Previous Management Engine Patches Weren't Foolproof Intel has had a challenging time of late on the vulnerability front.

Attorney General William Barr on Encryption Policy

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Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr gave a major speech on encryption policy -- what is commonly known as "going dark." Particularly with respect to encryption marketed to consumers, the significance of the risk should be assessed based on its practical effect on consumer cybersecurity, as well as its relation to the net risks that offering the product poses for society. backdoors cryptowars encryption essays lawenforcement nationalsecuritypolicy

German SG-41 Encryption Machine Up for Auction

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cryptography encryption germany historyofcryptographyA German auction house is selling an SG-41. It looks beautiful. Starting price is 75,000 euros. My guess is that it will sell for around 100K euros.

Zoom Restricts End-to-End Encryption to Paid Users

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The end-to-end encryption feature will not be offered to free users, Zoom's CEO said, in case Zoom needed to comply with federal and local law enforcement. Privacy Web Security End to end encryption FBI law enforcement work from home zoom zoom privacy zoom security

G7 Comes Out in Favor of Encryption Backdoors

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Some G7 countries highlight the importance of not prohibiting, limiting, or weakening encryption; There is a weird belief amongst policy makers that hacking an encryption system's key management system is fundamentally different than hacking the system's encryption algorithm. Both are ways of weakening encryption. backdoors encryption g7 hacking keyescrow keys lawenforcement terrorism

More on the Five Eyes Statement on Encryption and Backdoors

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Earlier this month, I wrote about a statement by the Five Eyes countries about encryption and back doors. backdoors cryptowars cryptography encryption intelligence lawenforcement privacy

IBM Announce Quantum Safe Encryption

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Techniques too tough for quantum computing solutions will be part of public cloud and tape storage encryption