Cryptography

Billions of Devices Open to Wi-Fi Eavesdropping Attacks
Posted on Wednesday February 26, 2020

The Kr00k bug arises from an all-zero encryption key in Wi-Fi chips that reveals communications from devices from Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung and others.

RSAC 2020: Blockchain is ‘Garbage In’, Voting Needs Paper Ballots
Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

The annual cryptographer's panel took on issues of privacy and how new crypto-technologies apply to it in today's digital world.

Lenovo, HP, Dell Peripherals Face Unpatched Firmware Bugs
Posted on Tuesday February 18, 2020

A lack of proper code-signing verification and authentication for firmware updates opens the door to information disclosure, remote code execution, denial of service and more.

AZORult Campaign Adopts Novel Triple-Encryption Technique
Posted on Monday February 03, 2020

Popular trojan is sneaking its way onto PCs via malspam campaign that uses three levels of encryption to sneak past cyber defenses.

Google Account Security Keys Launch for iPhone
Posted on Thursday January 16, 2020

iPhone users can now use Bluetooth to secure their Google accounts.

Trump Slams Apple for Refusing to Unlock Suspected Shooter’s iPhones
Posted on Wednesday January 15, 2020

Legal battle pitting Feds against the tech giant over data privacy and device security in criminal cases seems inevitable.

Microsoft Patches Major Crypto Spoofing Bug
Posted on Tuesday January 14, 2020

January Patch Tuesday tackles 50 bugs, with eight rated critical, all as it pushes out its last regular Windows 7 patches.

Apple Denies FBI Request to Unlock Shooter’s iPhone—Again
Posted on Tuesday January 14, 2020

Refusal to unlock the phones of a Florida shooter could set up another legal battle between Apple and the Feds over data privacy in the case of criminal investigations.

Exploit Fully Breaks SHA-1, Lowers the Attack Bar
Posted on Thursday January 09, 2020

Users of GnuPG, OpenSSL and Git could be in danger from an attack that's practical for ordinary attackers to carry out.

Signal Tests Upgraded Cryptography for Groups Function
Posted on Wednesday December 11, 2019

The secure messaging service is looking to address usability issues.

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