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It’s all about Snowden

NSA Insider Security – Post Snowden According to a recently declassified report obtained under FOIA, the NSA’s attempts to protect itself against insider attacks aren’t going very well: The N.S.A. failed to consistently lock racks of servers storing highly classified data and to secure data center machine rooms, according to the report, an investigation by the Defense Department’s […]

AES-256 keys sniffed in seconds

Side-channel attacks that monitor a computer’s electromagnetic output to snaffle passwords are nothing new. They usually require direct access to the target system and a lot of expensive machinery – but no longer. Researchers at Fox‑IT have managed to wirelessly extract secret AES-256 encryption keys from a distance of one metre (3.3 feet) – using […]

End-to-end email encryption

A seamless, easy-to-use, and secure end-to-end encrypted business collaboration tool with no central point of attack is a holy grail for everyone. The main challenge is the tension between end-to-end encryption and ease of use, which manifests itself in many ways. This is why they had to come up with new techniques that permit key […]

How Many Americans The NSA Spied On

America’s top intelligence official is reneging on a promise made under the Obama administration to estimate how many Americans have been spied on using a warrant-less surveillance law intended to target foreigners. The decision to abandon that commitment isn’t sitting well with civil liberties advocates who formed a coalition this week in protest. Director of […]

Key to better cryptography

Are current random number generators ‘good enough’ or should we use quantum technology to achieve better randomness for crypto keys? Usually when the subject of quantum computing comes up, it’s all rather future-gazing stuff. However, during the Infosecurity Europe 2017 show, one company launched a quantum technology derived product that’s very much here and now: […]

Tor Browser 7.0

A new version of Tor Browser, a Firefox-based web browser with Tor functionality added to it, has been released on June 7, 2017. Tor Browser 7.0 introduces support for Firefox’s multi-process architecture e10s and content sandboxing as the major new features of the release. But, it’s not all peaches and cream. The comments section is […]


Freenet is a peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication and publishing. The anonymity tool, therefore, implements tactics to protect data integrity and prevent anonymity or privacy leaks while providing redundant data availability. Each Freenet participant runs a node that provides the network some storage space. Freenet – from Wikipedia Introduction to Freenet –  

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