Encryption weaknesses added to products sold by Crypto AG allowed the CIA and its German counterpart, the BND, to eavesdrop on adversaries and allies alike while earning million of dollars from the sales, according the Washington Post and the German public broadcaster ZDF, based on the agencies’ internal histories of the intelligence operation.
Apple has introduced a new open-source Swift Crypto package which makes the secure capabilities of Apple’s CryptoKit available to the wider Swift community — even if they’re deploying their software on platforms other than Apple’s own.
Maybe Facebook is happy enough by being able to read your SMS and your call history on Android devices. Facebook has been collecting call history and SMS data from Android devices. Facebook just made some big privacy promises, and they all hinge on encryption.
Microsoft's crypto, identity and authentication team group manager, Yogesh Mehta, has made an announcement that he says puts "the 800 million people who use Windows 10 one step closer to a world without passwords."
The Tor Project is now accepting donations in Dash and eight other cryptocurrencies to fund the initiative of increasing individuals’ privacy for “protection against tracking, surveillance, and censorship”. These features help Dash better service consumers that wish to maintain their privacy, which makes it a great pairing for Tor donations.
Enter the TAO ( Up until 1998, the NSA had been a, that was tasked with cryptography (enemy code breaking), passive collection of SIGINT, intelligence production for other agencies, and defense of American and Five Eyes networks.
3. Security Impact – The creation of EXPORT grade ciphers led to software that would support both regular cryptography and weakened cryptography in order to support legacy systems, which persisted long after governments decided that regulating crypto was a bad idea and dialed back their rules.
The field of quantum-safe cryptography, also called post-quantum or quantum-resistant cryptography, aims to construct public key cryptosystems that are believed to be secure even against quantum computers. The goal of the Open Quantum Safe (OQS) project is to support the development and prototyping quantum-resistant cryptography.
Since crypto-anarchists do not want government agencies or anyone else or that matter, knowing what they are up to they utilise privacy-enhancing technologies to communicate, peer-to-peer networks to engage in commerce and cryptocurrencies to transact.