Crypto


Threatpost News Wrap, January 20, 2017

Mike Mimoso, Tom Spring, and Chris Brook discuss security-wise what they hope will and won’t change under a Trump presidency, then discuss the news of the week, including SHA-1 deprecation, Carbanak’s return, and the WhatsApp “backdoor” debacle.


At last week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced some security upgrades around Gatekeeper and a new filesystem that includes native support for encryption. Mac hacker Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, explains whether this a big deal and how the upgrades address some problems he’d disclosed to Apple.

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including a big LinkedIn breach, TeslaCrypt closing up shop, and a breakthrough in random number generation. The two also recap this week’s Source Conference in Boston.

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including BlackBerry CEO’s stance on lawful access principles, the FBI/Apple hearing, Viber adding end-to-end crypto, Teslacrypt, and more.

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