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“FREAK” flaw in Android and Apple devices cripples HTTPS crypto protection

Bug forces millions of sites to use easily breakable key once thought to be dead. Continue reading

Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Keys

Gemalto Confirms It Was Hacked But Insists the NSA Didn’t Get Its Crypto Keys

As the the company confirmed the hacks, it downplayed their significance, insisting that the attackers failed to get inside the network where cryptographic keys are stored to protect mobile communications.

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Researcher Links 20 Percent of Ulbricht’s Bitcoins to Silk Road Accounts

Large Bitcoin transfers took place three months before Ulbricht’s arrest. Continue reading

Silk Road Judge ‘Eviscerates’ Defense’s Evidence That Mt. Gox CEO Was a Suspect

Silk Road Judge ‘Eviscerates’ Defense’s Evidence That Mt. Gox CEO Was a Suspect

Just as quickly as the Silk Road’s defense created an alternate theory that the massive drug market was run by Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, the prosecution and judge in the case have now shoved key elements of the story back into the closet.

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Cory Doctorow and EFF Aim to “Eradicate DRM in Our Lifetime”

“It’s the difference between ‘Yes, master’ and ‘I CAN’T LET YOU DO THAT DAVE.” Continue reading

UK Prime Minister Wants Backdoors into Messaging Apps or He’ll Ban Them

In wake of Paris attacks, David Cameron targets encrypted communication services. Continue reading

Silk Road Reloaded Launches, But Not on Tor

Uses a lesser-known anonymity network and accepts Dogecoin. Continue reading

Who Was Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts? As Trial Nears, a Jury Will Decide

Without a last-minute deal, alleged kingpin Ross Ulbricht takes his chances. Continue reading

Bitstamp Reopens Bitcoin Exchange, Adds Security Precautions

The firm preserved its old system for investigators and adopted better security. Continue reading

Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Claims Hack Siphoned Up to $5.2 million

The UK-based firm investigates security breach, says up to 19,000 BTC stolen. Continue reading

Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

Advocates say tools that cloak online identities are needed to protect activists. Prosecutors say they hinder efforts to police all kinds of crime, from child pornography to illegal gun sales. Continue reading

Bits Special Section: Preparing for Chip-and-PIN Cards in the United States

Americans retailers and banks are preparing for the wide release of a security technology in which a chip embedded into credit and debit cards can substantially reduce many forms of fraud. Continue reading

Feds Want Apple’s Help to Defeat Encrypted Phones, New Legal Case Shows

Prosecutors invoke 18th-century All Writs Act to get around thorny problem. Continue reading

Using a Password Manager on Android? It May be Wide Open to Sniffing Attacks

Proof-of-concept exploit against LastPass could easily be extended to other apps. Continue reading

Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

Finally, a New Clue to Solve the CIA’s Mysterious Kryptos Sculpture

In 1989, the year the Berlin Wall began to fall, American artist Jim Sanborn was busy working on his Kryptos sculpture, a cryptographic puzzle wrapped in a riddle that he created for the CIA’s headquarters and that has been driving amateur and professional cryptographers mad ever since. To honor the 25th anniversary of the Wall’s […]

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Bits Blog: WhatsApp Adds Improved Encryption on Android Phones

The popular messaging platform is getting more secure with technology from Open Whisper Systems. Continue reading

WhatsApp Brings Encryption to Masses

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service with more than 600 million users world-wide, is now encrypting text messages by Android users. Continue reading

The Woman Who Cracked Enigma Cyphers

The remarkable story of Bletchley Park’s top female codebreaker Continue reading

Crypto attack that hijacked Windows Update goes mainstream in Amazon Cloud

Collision attack against widely used MD5 algorithm took 10 hours, cost just 65 cents. Continue reading

Google Releases “nogotofail” to Detect HTTPS Bugs Before They Bite Users

Open source tool tests connections for crypto flaws. Continue reading