The NSA surveillance scandal has created ripples all across the Internet, and the latest one is a new effort from the IETF to change the way that encryption is used in a variety of critical application protocols, including HTTP and SMTP.
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FreeBSD, the open-source operating system, announced that it will no longer support Intel’s RdRand and Via Technology’s Padlock on-chip random number generators (RNGs) moving forward in new versions of the UNIX-like operating system.
Open WhisperSystems announced that its TextSecure protocol has been integrated into the CyanogenMod SMS app, bringing end-to-end encrypted text messaging to 10 million Android users.
How is the NSA beating or breaking SSL? Cryptographer Matthew Green lays out a number of possibilities.
Twitter announced that it has implemented Perfect Forward Secrecy for Twitter.com as well as its API and mobile sites.
Microsoft is planning to roll out a new encrypted email service on its Office 365 site that will make sending and receiving secure email much simpler.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released its Encrypt the Web Report demonstrating how much encryption leading Internet companies and service providers are deploying.
Google announced today it has completed upgrading all of its SSL certificates to 2048-bit RSA or better, up from 1024.
Following months of criticism from security experts and privacy advocates for not deploying SSL across its Web offerings, Yahoo on Monday announced that it will be giving users the option to encrypt all of the data they exchange with the company by the end of the first quarter next year. The change is a long[...]
The head of the W3C working group designing the next version of HTTP said the HTTP/2 protocol will support only HTTPS URIs.