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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 . . .
 
Bruce Schneier, "It doesn't look good. "  31 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Speaking at the Black Hat Security Conference, a noted cryptography expert predicts a gloomy future for online security. Cryptographer and security expert Bruce Schneier (seen here in an earlier photo) gave one of the opening keynotes Wednesday. In it, he argued . . .
 
Encryption export policies updated  17 July 2000 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The United States on Monday announced an update to its encryption export policy affecting companies that sell encryption software to users in the 15 European Union nations and in eight other countries that are U.S. allies.
 
Clinton relaxes crypto export rules  17 July 2000 
Source: News.com - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The United States has eased its rules on exporting encryption products to the European Union and other key trading partners in an effort to improve security in cyberspace and promote electronic commerce, the White House said today. Under the new policy, . . .
 
Counterpane Crypto-Gram  16 July 2000 
Source: Bruce Schneier - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This month Bruce Schneier comments on CIA, Counterpane cracker insurance, (in)security in QuickBooks, current security news, and more. Always a good read.
 
SSH Tutorial  14 July 2000 
Source: MandrakeUser - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Enter SSH (Secure SHell). By using SSH, you encrypt the traffic and you can make 'man-in-the-middle' attacks almost impossible. It also protects you from DNS and IP spoofing. As a bonus, it offers the possibility to compress the traffic and thus . . .
 
Software makers to work on e-signature security  12 July 2000 
Source: Cnet.com - Posted by Chris Pallack   
TORONTO--A developer of wireless banking software is partnering with a security software maker to create what they say is a way people can avoid the bank manager's office when they sign mortgages or buy insurance.
 
OpenSSH's Cinderella story  11 July 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Once upon a time, a Finnish programmer named Tatu Ylönen developed a networking protocol and attendant software called SSH, short for Secure SHell. Not having spoken to Mr. Ylönen, I know nothing about his precise motivations at the time, but the . . .
 
Making an Unbreakable Code  10 July 2000 
Source: pscu.com - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Because information is sent over the Internet (which is an open network), valuable data can be easily intercepted and exploited. Obviously, there could be disastrous consequences for individuals and businesses if this information fell into the wrong hands.. . .
 
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