Hacked adultery website Ashley Madison appears to have coughed up a piece of data that was previously felt secure: its users' passwords.
Tag Archives | Cryptography
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 it so important that user passwords are salted and hashed rather than simply "encrypted"? Watch these videos to find out.
The NSA arranged a secret $10 million deal with security firm RSA that ultimately resulted in the company incorporating a flawed algorithm for generating random numbers into its products, creating a backdoor into encrypted communications.
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 he describes the maths behind the NSA's backdoor.
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.