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  • Elliptical curve cryptography coming as smarter algorithms threaten RSA

    Posted August 2, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Within five years the math for cracking encryption algorithms could become so efficient that it may render today's commonly used RSA public key cryptography algorithm obsolete, Black Hat attendees were told.
  • Turing Award goes to MIT crypto experts Goldwasser and Micali

    Posted March 13, 2013 - 10:58 am

    A pair of MIT professors and security researchers whose work paved the way for modern cryptography have been named winners of the 2012 A.M. Turing Award, also known as the "Nobel Prize in Computing."
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    Science Tuesday: How to crack the Enigma Code

    Posted January 15, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Two videos showcase how a fatal flaw allowed the Allies to crack the German code machine in World War II.
  • Quantum key security hacked for first time

    Posted May 20, 2010 - 11:04 am

    An important weakness has been discovered in the technology of quantum key distribution (QKD), which is increasingly being used by military and government to secure sensitive communications.
  • SourceForge Balances Between Community, Lawmakers

    Posted February 19, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    Late last month, the folks over at SourceForge.Net found themselves in a bit of a kerfuffle regarding their decision to start enforcing US export laws regarding the transfer of technology to certain individuals, companies, and entities (a.k.a. nations the US has deemed bad news). How they dealt with the community backlash is a good lesson in compromise.
  • How to Protect Your Private Key

    Posted November 13, 2008 - 5:37 am

    In the world of Certificate Authorities and digital signatures there still exist questions about who gave the authority to the CA’s to authorize the certificates? And although a certificate has been granted, how should we treat a private key that is suspected as having not come from the authorized owner?

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