Different models of Dell computers have shipped with a preinstalled root certificate and private key, opening the machines up to man-in-the-middle attacks.
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The German government published the results of its audit of open source disk encryption package TrueCrypt and gave it a relative clean bill of health.
Microsoft said this week it’s considering moving up its deadline for blocking SHA-1 signed certificates to June 2016.
The Chimera ransomware targets companies in Germany with a promise to publish victims’ encrypted data online if a $700 ransom is not paid.
The latest Cryptowall ransomware update makes it harder to recover encrypted files, and also mocks the victim in a revamped ransom note.
The Going Dark encryption debate resurfaced at the Advanced Cyber Security Center annual conference, and the government’s stance hasn’t changed much.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week: The latest Xen vulnerability, CISA passing the Senate, a researcher challenging that Weak DH paper, and more.
A researcher challenges a conclusion in a recent academic paper on weak Diffie-Hellman implementations that claims 66 percent of IPsec VPN connections are at risk.
The NSA is moving away from Elliptic Curve Cryptography, and cryptographers aren’t buying their reasoning that advances in post quantum computing put ECC in jeopardy.
Researchers at Boston University have published new attacks against the Network Time Protocol (NTP) that jeopardize the security of numerous online activities.