Tag: SSL

German intelligence to monitor overseas social networks

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Germany’s foreign intelligence agency plans to spend hundreds of millions of euros on surveillance technology designed to monitor foreign social networks, local media reported, citing a confidential document. The Federal Intelligence Service (BND) will spend €28 million, in 2015 alone,

What the NSA can (and can’t) mine from intercepted photos

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The National Security Agency has collected a vast number of digital photos from Internet traffic and the internal networks of foreign governments in order to identify and track persons of interest, according to a report by The New York Times. The images,

Digital arms makers follow money for NSA arsenal

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On Florida's Atlantic coast, cyber arms makers working for U.S. spy agencies are bombarding billions of lines of computer code with random data that can expose software flaws the U.S. might exploit. In Pittsburgh, researchers with a Pentagon contract are

After NSA leaks, businesses seek security in quantum physics

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Cryptography is having a rough few months. On September 5th, leaked NSA documents revealed a systematic effort by the agency to undermine encrypted communications across the board, breaking accepted standards like SSL and systematically weakening others. But while the news

RSA Tells Its Developer Customers: Stop Using NSA-Linked Algorithm

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Amidst all of the confusion and concern over an encryption algorithm that may contain an NSA backdoor, RSA Security released an advisory to developer customers today noting that the algorithm is the default in one of its toolkits and strongly

German email companies adopt new encryption to foil NSA

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Communications sent between Germany’s two leading email providers will now be encrypted to provide better security against potential NSA surveillance. Experts say the move will do little to thwart well-equipped snoopers. The "E-mail made in Germany" project has been set

REVIEW: Internet Cryptography

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by Richard E. Smith, Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional, Copyright 1997 _______________________________________________________________ According to the preface, this book is aimed at non-specialists who need to know just enough about cryptography to make informed technical decisions. As an example, Smith suggests systems administrators

Hackers steal SSL certificates for CIA, MI6, Mossad

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Computerworld – The tally of digital certificates stolen from a Dutch company in July has exploded to more than 500, including ones for intelligence services like the CIA, the U.K.'s MI6 and Israel's Mossad, a Mozilla developer said Sunday. The