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IEEE P1735 Encryption Is Broken—Flaws Allow Intellectual Property Theft

IEEE P1735 Encryption Is Broken—Flaws Allow Intellectual Property Theft
November 06, 2017Mohit Kumar
Researchers have uncovered several major weaknesses in the implementation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)...

Serious Crypto-Flaw Lets Hackers Recover Private RSA Keys Used in Billions of Devices

Serious Crypto-Flaw Lets Hackers Recover Private RSA Keys Used in Billions of Devices
October 16, 2017Swati Khandelwal
If you think KRACK attack for WiFi is the worst vulnerability of this year, then hold on… ...we have got another one for you which is ...

Researchers Crack 1024-bit RSA Encryption in GnuPG Crypto Library

Researchers Crack 1024-bit RSA Encryption in GnuPG Crypto Library
July 03, 2017Mohit Kumar
Security boffins have discovered a critical vulnerability in a GnuPG cryptographic library that allowed the researchers to completely bre...

Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Wins $1 Million Turing Award 2016

Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the Web, Wins $1 Million Turing Award 2016
April 04, 2017Swati Khandelwal
Sir Tim Berners-Lee — the inventor of the World Wide Web — has won this year's A.M. Turing Award, which is frequently described as t...

NIST Calls Development of Quantum-Proof Encryption Algorithms

NIST Calls Development of Quantum-Proof Encryption Algorithms
December 21, 2016Mohit Kumar
Quantum Computers – Boon or Bane? Quantum computers can perform operations much more quickly and efficiently even with the use of less ...

Crack for Charity — GCHQ launches 'Puzzle Book' Challenge for Cryptographers

Crack for Charity — GCHQ launches 'Puzzle Book' Challenge for Cryptographers
October 15, 2016Mohit Kumar
The UK's Signals Intelligence and Cyber Security agency GCHQ has launched its first ever puzzle book, challenging researchers and cry...

Researchers Demonstrated How NSA Broke Trillions of Encrypted Connections

Researchers Demonstrated How NSA Broke Trillions of Encrypted Connections
October 12, 2016Swati Khandelwal
In the year 2014, we came to know about the NSA's ability to break Trillions of encrypted connections by exploiting common implement...

Oops! Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Backdoor Keys to Bypass UEFI Secure Boot

Oops! Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Backdoor Keys to Bypass UEFI Secure Boot
August 10, 2016Swati Khandelwal
It's True  —  There is no such backdoor that only its creator can access. Microsoft has accidentally leaked the Secret keys that allow...

How to Crack Android Full Disk Encryption on Qualcomm Devices

How to Crack Android Full Disk Encryption on Qualcomm Devices
July 01, 2016Mohit Kumar
The heated battle between Apple and the FBI provoked a lot of talk about Encryption – the technology that has been used to keep all you...

How to Steal Secret Encryption Keys from Android and iOS SmartPhones

How to Steal Secret Encryption Keys from Android and iOS SmartPhones
March 04, 2016Mohit Kumar
Unlike desktops, your mobile devices carry all sorts of information from your personal emails to your sensitive financial details. And d...

Turing Award — Inventors of Modern Cryptography Win $1 Million Cash Prize

Turing Award — Inventors of Modern Cryptography Win $1 Million Cash Prize
March 02, 2016Swati Khandelwal
And the Winners of this year's Turing Award are: Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman . The former chief security officer at Sun...

ENCRYPT Act of 2016 — Proposed Bill Restricts States to Ban Encryption

ENCRYPT Act of 2016 — Proposed Bill Restricts States to Ban Encryption
February 11, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The last year's ISIS-linked terror attacks in Paris and California has sparked debate on Encryption, and the intelligent agencies st...

How to Crack GCHQ Crypto Puzzle? — Here's the Solution

How to Crack GCHQ Crypto Puzzle? — Here's the Solution
February 09, 2016Rakesh Krishnan
GCHQ has finally released the solution to their head spinning Xmas Puzzle , after all, the participants failed to reach the final answe...

Patent Troll — 66 Big Companies Sued For Using HTTPS Encryption

Patent Troll — 66 Big Companies Sued For Using HTTPS Encryption
December 01, 2015Mohit Kumar
Are you Using HTTPS on your Website to securely encrypt traffic? Well, we'll see you in the court. At least, that's what...

Paris Attacks — NO! We Can't Blame Edward Snowden and Encryption for Terror Attacks

Paris Attacks — NO! We Can't Blame Edward Snowden and Encryption for Terror Attacks
November 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Terrorist groups are increasingly using high-grade, advanced end-to-end encryption technologies so that no law enforcement can catch them. ...

How to Crack RC4 Encryption in WPA-TKIP and TLS

How to Crack RC4 Encryption in WPA-TKIP and TLS
July 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Security researchers have developed a more practical and feasible attack technique against the RC4 cryptographic algorithm that is still...

This Unbreakable Encryption Could Save the Internet

This Unbreakable Encryption Could Save the Internet
June 26, 2015Wang Wei
The Awareness to encrypt your private data, chat conversations as well as communication is booming like never before that soon the world...

Microsoft: All Windows versions Vulnerable to FREAK Vulnerability

Microsoft: All Windows versions Vulnerable to FREAK Vulnerability
March 05, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Recently discovered FREAK  vulnerability that apparently went undetected for more than a decade is reportedly affecting all supported v...