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encrypted communications

Phony certificates fool faulty crypto in apps from AIM, Chase, and more

Researchers devise new attack techniques against SSL

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The developers of many SSL libraries are releasing patches for a vulnerability that could potentially be exploited to recover plaintext information, such as browser authentication cookies, from encrypted communications....
Researchers devise new attack techniques against SSL

ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

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Techdirt has run a number of articles about the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) currently taking place in Dubai. One of the concerns is that decisions taken there may make the Internet less a medium that can be used to enhance personal freedom than a tool for state...
ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications
After leaving users exposed, Apple finally HTTPS-protects iOS App Store

Mac OS X update protects users against CRIME attacks

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Mac users running the latest version of Apple's OS X are now fully protected against an attack that allows hackers to hijack some encrypted browsing sessions. Apple OS X users also received new defenses against malware attacks that exploit Oracle's frequently abused Java browser plugin. In all, an OS...
Mac OS X update protects users against CRIME attacks

China tightens 'Great Firewall' internet control with new technology

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Companies and individuals affected by new system thought to 'learn, discover and block' encrypted communicationsChina appears to be tightening its control of internet services that are able to burrow secretly through what is known as the "Great Firewall", which prevents citizens there from reading some overseas content.Both companies and individuals...
China tightens 'Great Firewall' internet control with new technology
The Laws That Make It Easy For The Government to Spy On Americans

FBI Monitored Dotcom Raid Via Live Video Link, Secret Govt Group Involved

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This week Kim Dotcom, police and other officials have been giving evidence in the Auckland High Court as part of a hearing to determine what happened during the January raid on his New Zealand mansion. By now the backdrop to the story is well-known, particularly after a video recorded during...
FBI Monitored Dotcom Raid Via Live Video Link, Secret Govt Group Involved

ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

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Techdirt has run a number of articles about the ITU's World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) currently taking place in Dubai. One of the concerns is that decisions taken there may make the Internet less a medium that can be used to enhance personal freedom than a tool for state...
ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection Standard Behind Closed Doors, Ignores Huge Privacy Implications

Internet architects mull changes to fight SSL-busting CRIME attacks

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Engineers who help oversee Internet standards are proposing changes to long-standing website practices in order to guard against a new attack that exposes user login credentials even when they are transmitted through encrypted channels. The tentative recommendations are included in a draft document filed earlier this week with the IETF,...
Internet architects mull changes to fight SSL-busting CRIME attacks

GCHQ chief expresses regret at treatment of Alan Turing

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Iain Lobban laments codebreaker's 'loss to the nation' and says Britain needs new Turings to tackle cybercrimeThe head of GCHQ has spoken with regret of the treatment of Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker and mathematical genius, who killed himself in 1954, two years after being convicted of homosexuality,...
GCHQ chief expresses regret at treatment of Alan Turing

China Tries To Block Encrypted Traffic

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During the SOPA fight, at one point, we brought up the fact that increases in encryption were going to make most of the bill meaningless and ineffective in the long run, someone closely involved in trying to make SOPA a reality said that this wasn't a problem because the next...
China Tries To Block Encrypted Traffic

Desperate RIM Gives In And Lets Indian Gov't Spy On Blackberry Communications

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Back in 2008, we wrote about how the Indian government was demanding that RIM let it snoop on encrypted messages from Blackberry users. RIM's response was that it was simply impossible to snoop on its enterprise customers' messages, since they set their own encryption keys. A few months later, the...
Desperate RIM Gives In And Lets Indian Gov't Spy On Blackberry Communications
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