panorios/Getty Images reader comments 136 with Jeremy Wright was the first of five UK ministers charged with pushing through the British government’s landmark legislation on regulating the Internet, the Online Safety Bill. The current UK government likes to brand its initiatives as “world-beating,” but for a brief period in 2019 that might have been right. ..
Privacy-focused messaging firm Signal is pouring cold water on widespread rumors of a zero-day exploit in its popular encrypted chat app. “We have seen the vague viral reports alleging a Signal 0-day vulnerability. After responsible investigation *we have no evidence that suggests this vulnerability is real* nor has any additional info been shared via our ..
Britain’s interior minister on Wednesday warned tech giant Meta that rolling out end-to-end encryption on its platforms must “not to come at a cost to our children’s safety”. Suella Braverman and security minister Tom Tugendhat have called on the company, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, to “work with us” and ensure police can access ..
Quantum computers live in research universities, government offices, and leading scientific companies and, except in rare circumstances, find themselves out of reach of bad actors. That may not always be the case, though. As research on quantum computers continues to move the technology forward, there is a growing concern that these computers might soon break ..
reader comments 71 with From TikTok to Huawei routers to DJI drones, rising tensions between China and the US have made Americans—and the US government—increasingly wary of Chinese-owned technologies. But thanks to the complexity of the hardware supply chain, encryption chips sold by the subsidiary of a company specifically flagged in warnings from the US ..
reader comments 78 with 56 posters participating Share this story Google’s MVNO cell phone service, Google Fi, is getting a surprise new feature: encrypted phone calls. Encrypted voice chats via messaging apps have been available for a while, but this is the first time we’ve seen a company hijack the regular phone system for end-to-end ..
Enlarge / The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seen at the J. Edgar Hoover building in Washington, D.C. reader comments 60 with 37 posters participating Share this story For three weeks during the REvil ransomeware attack this summer, the FBI secretly withheld the key that would have decrypted data and computers ..
Enlarge / An anti-government graffiti that reads in Farsi “Death to the dictator” is sprayed at a wall north of Tehran on September 30, 2009. Getty Images reader comments 95 with 65 posters participating Share this story Amid ever-increasing government Internet control, surveillance, and censorship in Iran, a new Android app aims to give Iranians ..
Enlarge / On-disk encryption is a complex topic, but this article should give you a solid handle on OpenZFS’ implementation. reader comments 48 with 25 posters participating, including story author Share this story One of the many features OpenZFS brings to the table is ZFS native encryption. First introduced in OpenZFS 0.8, native encryption allows ..
reader comments 46 with 30 posters participating Share this story OpenSSL, the most widely used software library for implementing website and email encryption, has patched a high-severity vulnerability that makes it easy for hackers to completely shut down huge numbers of servers. OpenSSL provides time-tested cryptographic functions that implement the Transport Layer Security protocol, the ..