encryption

WireGuard Gives Linux a Faster, More Secure VPN

WireGuard Gives Linux a Faster, More Secure VPN

The virtual private network software from security researcher Jason Donenfeld wins fans with its simplicity and ease of auditing.

MI5 boss thinks tech companies should provide ‘exceptional access’ to encrypted messages

The UK’s director general of intelligence agency MI5 thinks that tech companies should provide it with “exceptional access” to encrypted messages when required. Sir Andrew Parker made his remarks for
MI5 Argues for 'Exceptional Access' to Encrypted Messages

MI5 Argues for 'Exceptional Access' to Encrypted Messages

The director general of Britain's Security Service is arguing for "exceptional access" to encrypted messages, in the ongoing battle between authorities and technology companies, reports The

Particle lays off 10% of staff and co-founder departs after ‘turbulent period’

San Francisco-based startup Particle was one of the rising stars in the Internet of Things space, raising more than $81 million to date on the promise of helping to manage and secure the next
Flaw in billions of Wi-Fi devices left communications open to eavesdropping

Flaw in billions of Wi-Fi devices left communications open to eavesdropping

Cypress and Broadcom chip bug bit iPhones, Macs, Android devices, Echoes, and more.

Firefox now encrypts domain name requests by default in the US

After a brief delay, Mozilla has started to make DNS over HTTPS the default for Firefox users in the US. Notwithstanding any additional hiccups, the company says it hopes to finish the rollout
Firefox flips on default DNS over HTTPS to encrypt Internet traffic at the source

Firefox flips on default DNS over HTTPS to encrypt Internet traffic at the source

Mozilla has announced that it is enabling default DNS over HTTPS on its Firefox browser, likely setting up a lengthy battle with the U.S. government.
Firefox flips on default DNS over HTTPS to encrypt Internet traffic at the source

Firefox flips on default DNS over HTTPS to encrypt Internet traffic at the source

Mozilla has announced that its Firefox browser has begun to roll out encrypted DNS over HTTPS by default for all users in the U.S., a major step in the push to fully encrypt all Internet traffic and
MI5 chief asks tech firms for 'exceptional access' to encrypted messages

MI5 chief asks tech firms for 'exceptional access' to encrypted messages

Sir Andrew Parker says cyberspace ‘inaccessible to authorities’ and spies need access to stop serious harmMI5’s director general has called on technology companies to find a way to allow spy agencies
EU recommends Signal messaging app to staff for privacy

EU recommends Signal messaging app to staff for privacy

This week, leadership at the European Commission (executive branch of the European Union) sent a staff-wide message pushing the secure messaging app Signal. This end-to-end encrypted messaging app was
EU recommends Signal messaging app to staff for privacy

EU recommends Signal messaging app to staff for privacy

This week, leadership at the European Commission (executive branch of the European Union) sent a staff-wide message pushing the secure messaging app Signal. This end-to-end encrypted messaging app was

Signal is the European Commission’s encrypted messaging app of choice

The European Commission doesn’t want its staff using WhatsApp or iMessage for internal communications. Instead, they must start using end-to-end-encrypted messaging app Signal as part of a push toward

Safari Will Stop Trusting Certs Older Than 13 Months

"Safari will, later this year, no longer accept new HTTPS certificates that expire more than 13 months from their creation date..." writes the Register. Long-time Slashdot reader nimbius shares their

Minuscule ID chips could help spot even the smallest counterfeits

There are times when something is simply too small to tag it with existing technology, and that can be a serious problem when you're trying to fight counterfeits. MIT researchers might have a way to

Congress might give law enforcement a ‘backdoor’ into encrypted messages

No one could protest legislation aimed at curbing child sex abuse, but a bill that reportedly will be introduced soon in the US Congress could have much wider consequences. One result might be a
AFP did not interview Angus Taylor over false document before dropping investigation

AFP did not interview Angus Taylor over false document before dropping investigation

Commissioner Reece Kershaw says Australian Federal Police were not able to substantiate if any offences committedThe Australian Federal Police did not interview Angus Taylor before concluding further
China: America Is an ‘Empire of Hackers’

China: America Is an ‘Empire of Hackers’

Chinese Foreign Minister Geng Shuang held a press conference on Monday in which he accused the United States of being the world’s worst sponsor of cybercrimes.
Angry Nerd: Don't Fall for the Quantum Con

Angry Nerd: Don't Fall for the Quantum Con

Quantum cryptography is clever and impressive, but companies calling it "unbreakable" and "unhackable" turns me into Shrödinger's sourpuss.
The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers

The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers

Mac malware, a Bitcoin mixer, and more of the week's top security news.

Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging To the Masses

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: [Cryptographer and coder known as Moxie Marlinspike] has always talked about making encrypted communications easy enough for anyone to use. The