Cryptography

The NSA wants its algorithms to be a global IoT standard. But they’re simply not trusted

Part of the concern is that the Simon and Speck algorithms might contain encryption backdoors that would be abused by US authorities. Read more in...
Graham Cluley
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Ashley Madison users warned of password risk

Hacked adultery website Ashley Madison appears to have coughed up a piece of data that was previously felt secure: its users' passwords.
Graham Cluley
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Password encryption, hashing and salting explained with the help of a shoe [VIDEO]

Time and time again we hear about big companies (*cough*eBay*cough*) having serious security breaches, which result in users' private information being exposed. But why is...
Graham Cluley
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The NSA’s $10 million ‘bribe’ to get RSA to use backdoored encryption algorithm

The NSA arranged a secret $10 million deal with security firm RSA that ultimately resulted in the company incorporating a flawed algorithm for generating...
Graham Cluley
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How the NSA cheated cryptography

Cheating with the privacy of billions of internet users is nothing but very, very wrong. Martijn Grooten takes a close look at elliptic curves, as...
Martijn Grooten
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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...
Graham Cluley
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