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7 hrs ago | Newsday

The spooky world of the 'numbers stations'

This is the era of hyper-tech espionage, encrypted emails and mindboggling cryptography.

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12 hrs ago | New Scientist

Quantum phone booth lets you encrypt your calls

YOUR next mobile phone might be quantum. The first pocket-sized quantum cryptography device, created in collaboration with Nokia, could send completely secure messages using scaled-down technology.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Science, Computer Science, Computer Security, Science / Technology

17 hrs ago | MSDN Blogs

Azure from the Linux command line

About a month ago, I wrote the first blog post of this series where I have shown how to set up the xplat-CLI on Linux and I described how to create IAAS VMs on Azure.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Ars Technica

TrueCrypt audit finds "no evidence of backdoors" or malicious code

On Monday, after seven months of discussion and planning , the first-phase of a two-part audit of TrueCrypt was released .

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InfoWorld

Stop laying the blame for Heartbleed on open source

Security experts acknowledge that open source is the best model for crypto, so how do we drive improvements to the model for creating security-critical infrastructure? I've spent the last week considering the data and opinions concerning the Heartbleed bug that was found in the widely used OpenSSL cryptography library.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Open Source Software

VentureBeat

'None of the Web companies are doing anything' to protect you, say security pros

Connect with leaders from the companies in this story, in real life: Come to the fourth annual VentureBeat Mobile Summit April 14-15 in Sausalito, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sausalito, CA, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Facebook, Social Software, Science, Computer Science

CNET News.com

Akamai Heartbleed patch not a fix after all

The Web infrastructure company's patch was supposed to have handled the problem.

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Business Wire

Ixia Helps Enterprises Protect Against the OpenSSL Heartbleed Exploitation

Customers can assess and remediate this dangerous SSL vulnerability with the latest release of Ixia's Application and Threat Intelligence Program )-- Ixia announced that its Application and Threat Intelligence team has delivered the ability to simulate the exploitation of the critical OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed with an update to the ATI ... (more)

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Related Topix: Telecom, Electronics, Ixia, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

Sun Apr 13, 2014

I programmer

Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python

This guide on the basics of both cryptography and the Python programming language not only teaches you how to write in secret ciphers with paper and pencil but also how to write your own cipher programs and explores the hacking programs that can break the encrypted messages from these ciphers.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, Programming Languages

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Outsmart Heartbleed? I can't even remember my password

There's a hole in the Internet where all your passwords could be sucked out at any moment, along with your confidential information and perhaps your bank account.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Science, Computer Science

Wired

Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Years

The NSA knew about and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years before it was publicly exposed this week, and used it to steal account passwords and other data, according to a news report.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Computers, Science, Computer Science

Fri Apr 11, 2014

MSDN Blogs

Internet Explorer 11 and Perfect-Forward-Secrecy

In case you missed it, the recent Windows 8.1 Update update adds four new ciphersuites and changes the ciphersuite order to prefer algorithms that offer Perfect-Forward-Secrecy.

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Security Focus

Bugtraq: Esa-2012-032: Rsa Bsafe Micro Edition Suite Security Update ...

Hash: SHA1 ESA-2012-032: RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite Security Update for BEAST attacks EMC Identifier: ESA-2012-032 CVE Identifier: CVE-2011-3389 Severity Rating: CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 Affected Products: All versions of RSA BSAFE Micro Edition Suite except 4.0.5 and 3.2.6, all platforms Unaffected Products: RSA BSAFE MES 4.0.5, 3.2.6 Summary: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Computers, EMC, Science, Computer Science

The Washington Post

The NSA may have exploited Heartbleed

A new article by Michael Riley at Bloomberg makes an explosive allegation. According to "two people familiar with the matter," the NSA has known about the crippling 'Heartbleed' bug that compromises one of the core Internet security standards for at least two years.

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Related Topix: Fort Meade, MD, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science, US Politics, US News

KELO-TV Sioux Falls

BBB Issues Password Recommendations Due 'Heartbleed'

First of all, the BBB says to make your passwords "long and strong." Combine capital and lowercase letters, along with numbers and symbols.

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The Globe and Mail

Heartbleed is a sign that Internet security is getting better

Of Heartbleed: "There's a huge new effort by researchers to look for exactly this kind of thing.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

CBC News

The Heartbleed dilemma: Disclosing a web bug also means alerting hackers

Heartbleed is a bug in the code used for making communications secure on more than two-thirds of active websites on the internet, as well as email and chat servers and virtual private networks.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Mobile Armor, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Science, Computer Science, Internet

Illawarra Mercury

'Catastrophic' Heartbleed bug: Illawarra banking security

An encryption flaw called Heartbleed has exposed large swathes of the internet, prompting IT security experts to warn internet users against using the web for the next few days.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Science, Computer Science

Thu Apr 10, 2014

ComputerWorld

Heartbleed Bug hits at heart of many Cisco, Juniper products

The Heartbleed Bug, a flaw in OpenSSL that would let attackers eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications, is a vulnerability that can be found not just in servers using it but also in network gear from Cisco and Juniper Networks.

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Related Topix: Altor Networks, Computer Security, Science / Technology, Science, Computer Science

Ars Technica

Cisco finds 13 products (so far) vulnerable to Heartbleed-including phones

So far, the company has unearthed 11 products and 2 services susceptible to attack through the vulnerability, which can be used to retrieve random bits of content from an attacked device's memory.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computer Security, Science, Computer Science, WebEx

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