Encryption

Secret documents reveal NSA spying on encrypted internet communications

If you haven’t read the articles in the New York Times or The Guardian today, you probably should.

The NSA is not just spying on encrypted internet communications, it is covertly working to make encryption weaker.


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Bitcoin wallets created on Android devices at risk of theft

A critical security vulnerability has been discovered in Android Bitcoin wallet apps that could leave users “vulnerable to theft”.


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Lavabit email service shuts down abruptly, blaming US government

Lavabit has abruptly decided to close its doors, claiming that it has been forced to do so rather than become “complicit in crimes against the American people.”


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Crumbs! Sounds like the law forbids freed LulzSec hacker from safely dumping his old computer

The infamous LulzSec hacker Topiary is free, but has been given some restrictions on what he can and cannot do on his computer.


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Three wireless security myths – busted! [VIDEO]

Learn the truth about WiFi security’s biggest myths. Everyone who runs a WiFi hotspot at home or in the office should watch this.


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Chinese "spy" steals NASA laptop. No secrets on hard drive. Only porn

A Chinese research scientist, suspected of spying on NASA, was pulled off a plane by the FBI as it prepared to take off back to his home country.

But when investigators examined a NASA laptop in Bo Jiang’s possession they found no evidence of confidential data stolen from the administration. Instead, they found pirated movies and pornography.


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XKCD cartoon reminds users to log out for better security

It’s disturbing just how many people seem to leave their computers permanently logged in to online services. An XKCD cartoon teaches us all an important security lesson.


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Simple Google search unlocks GCHQ code-cracking competition

GCHQ has done a poor job of locking down its code-breaking competition website, making it child’s play for anyone to be told they were successful.


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Blox at Bletchley Park

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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