Cryptography

Europol Credits Sweeping Arrests to Cracked Sky ECC Comms  
Posted on Friday March 12, 2021

Sky ECC claims that cops cracked a fake version of the app being passed off by disgruntled reseller.

Nvidia’s Anti-Cryptomining GPU Chip May Not Discourage Attacks
Posted on Wednesday February 24, 2021

The hotly anticipated GeForce RTX 3060, a ray-tracing-friendly, advanced gaming graphics chip, will also throttle Ethereum mining.

Let’s Encrypt Gears Up to Replace 200M Certificates a Day
Posted on Tuesday February 16, 2021

The open CA prepares for ‘worst scenarios’ with new fiber, servers, cryptographic signing and more.

Crypto Crook Hired Steven Seagal to Promote Scam, Now Faces Charges
Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2021

Feds charged California-based private detective for stealing $11M from investors, with help from actor Steven Seagal.

SolarWinds Hack Prompts Congress to Put NSA in Encryption Hot Seat
Posted on Monday February 01, 2021

Congress is demanding the National Security Agency come clean on what it knows about the 2015 supply-chain attack against Juniper Networks.

Critical Libgcrypt Crypto Bug Opens Machines to Arbitrary Code
Posted on Monday February 01, 2021

The flaw in the free-source library could have been ported to multiple applications.

DanaBot Malware Roars Back into Relevancy
Posted on Tuesday January 26, 2021

Sophisticated and dangerous, DanaBot has resurfaced after laying dormant for seven months.

Ring Adds End-to-End Encryption to Quell Security Uproar
Posted on Thursday January 14, 2021

The optional feature was released free to users in a technical preview this week, adding a new layer of security to service, which has been plagued by privacy concerns.

Researcher Breaks reCAPTCHA With Google’s Speech-to-Text API
Posted on Monday January 04, 2021

Researcher uses an old unCAPTCHA trick against latest the audio version of reCAPTCHA, with a 97 percent success rate.

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020
Posted on Wednesday December 30, 2020

A look back at what was hot with readers -- offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year.

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