Privacy

Trump Administration Hopes to Have Cybersecurity Strategy Done Soon
Privacy

Trump Administration Hopes to Have Cybersecurity Strategy Done Soon

A top Trump administration information security official said the White House hopes to have a national strategy for cybersecurity completed in the next two months, with a view toward having it implemented within two years. The new administration has circulated a draft of an executive order related to cybersecurity, but […]

US-CERT Warns of Security Impact of SSL Interception
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US-CERT Warns of Security Impact of SSL Interception

The Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT group has issued an advisory warning enterprises that many security appliances that perform HTTPS inspection through a man-in-the-middle position don’t correctly verify certificate chains before forwarding traffic, weakening the security benefits of TLS in the process. The advisory comes after a recent paper by security […]

SHA-1 Collision Spells the End for Old Algorithm
Hacking, Privacy

SHA-1 Collision Spells the End for Old Algorithm

Engineers at Google have created the first SHA-1 collision, an achievement that should lay to rest any remaining doubts about the practical security of the hash function. Cryptographers and security researchers have been warning about weaknesses in SHA-1 for several years, saying that modern computing power would soon put a […]

Google Releases Upspin Secure File-Sharing Tool
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Google Releases Upspin Secure File-Sharing Tool

Google has published a new open-source tool called Upspin that enables users to share files and other content securely across networks without the need for uploading and downloading. Unlike existing systems such as Dropbox or Google Drive, Upspin isn’t really a separate file storage and retrieval service. Instead, Google describes […]