Yet more "NSA cracked my crypto" conspiracy, and this time, the rudest man in Linuxdom is in the thick of it!
Following a USENIX paper about the security of Windows Picture Passwords, you may have read that they are "easily crackable."
Paul Ducklin wondered about that, and tried to come up with a balanced view...
Paul Ducklin digs into one of the cryptographic flaws recently found in Cryptocat, a secure messaging application.
Don't worry if you aren't a statistician or a computer scientist...Duck doesn't get very mathematical, and has produced some very groovy images!
NetBSD recently patched a programming bug in its kernel that affected the sanctity of the operating system's random numbers.
One lousy parenthesis misplaced by just two characters...
The party-time news of the past weekend was the launch of Kim Dotcom's comeback file sharing service, Mega.
Crypto critics have already taken issue with some aspects of Mega's implementation, and Dotcom has taken issue right back at them...
Just how unique is is your private key?
Is there a chance that someone else, without any malice aforethought, might unexpectedly end up with a key pair that is identical or at least dangerously similar to yours?