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PGP Vulnerability  24 August 2000 
Source: Bruce Schneier / Slashdot - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A very serious PGP vulnerability was just discovered. Using this vulnerability, an attacker can create a modified version of someone's public key that will force a sender to encrypt messages to that person AND to the attacker.
 
Will You be Having a Party When the RSA Patent Expires?  24 August 2000 
Source: The Shmoo Group - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
"In late September, 2000, the RSA Patent expires. Rivest, Shamir, and Adelman, Public Key Cryptography's most famous supergroup, developed this algorithm about 20 years ago. If you are planning a party, tell us. We're going to make a list, and . . .
 
Installing Command Line PGP  23 August 2000 
Source: LinuxNewbie.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The following is a description of how I got a Linux version of the PGP encryption program, how I installed it, and a few observations about quirks in the program. The Linux version of PGP that I got is PGPcmdfw_6.5.2_Linux.i386.rpm and . . .
 
New book by Bruce Schneier  23 August 2000 
Source: Business Wire - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Bruce Schneier, computer security expert, CTO and founder of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc., has written a new book specifically for corporate managers. Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World is a practical, straightforward guide to understanding and achieving security . . .
 
SSH-Agent 1.2.27 Tutorial  21 August 2000 
Source: Deadman.org - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security is best when it is handy. ssh-agent is pretty darn handy. Ssh-agent can authenticate you to a remote machine via keypairs, rather than the traditional hand-typed username/password combination, with no loss of security.. . .
 
Encryption Gets Really Small  18 August 2000 
Source: Informationweek.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
Scientists at the University of Geneva are collaborating with the Swiss Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications on an experiment that uses quantum computers to run an unbreakable encryption algorithm. Cryptography could, in fact, be the first commercial application for this technology. . . .
 
RSA Security Offers Industry's First "e-Security Experience" to Help Educate Customers on the Benefi  17 August 2000 
Source: Rsasecurity.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
BEDFORD, Mass., August 17, 2000 - To further position itself as the leader in the e-security space, RSA Security Inc (NASDAQ: RSAS), the most trusted name in e-security, today announced the launch of its inaugural "e-Security Experience," a Webinar designed to . . .
 
Crypto-Gram August 15, 2000  15 August 2000 
Source: Counterpane Internet Security, Inc - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
In this months newsletter, Bruce Schneier covers digital security in a networked world, java security, quantum cryptography, and Bluetooth. I'm a very big fan of Bluetooth and what it has to offer the technical community but am a little bit . . .
 
Why Are Keys Certified?  08 August 2000 
Source: SecurityPortal - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Key certificates are an important element in the use of public-key cryptography (PKC). Your browser, when it visits a secure site, checks for a key certificate from a small number of commercial certificate providers. The instructions that came with PGP described . . .
 
An Old Spy with a New Vision of Encryption  03 August 2000 
Source: BusinessWeek - Posted by Jen Olson   
Ex-NSA official and now Cylink CEO Bill Crowell is reviving the software maker and helping to bridge the government-industry divide. William Crowell doesn't look like what you'd expect. Espionage expert? Give me a break. Silicon Valley executive? No way. The 59-year-old . . .
 
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