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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.. . .
 
Crypto Users Can't See FBI.gov  08 July 2000 
Source: Wired [hackernews] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Is the FBI blocking privacy-equipped browsers from its website? The question goes unanswered a week after users of a commercial privacy service found themselves unable to access the Federal Bureau of Investigation's fbi.gov site.
 
Digital Signatures May Quicken Pace of E-Business  06 July 2000 
Source: SF Gate - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The law that President Clinton signed last week allowing businesses and consumers to seal a wide variety of legally binding arrangements with electronic rather than handwritten signatures raised the speed limit on e-business development, analysts say.. . .
 
Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange  06 July 2000 
Source: Security Portal - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
A colleague recently asked if I could help him understand the Diffie-Hellman key exchange protocol... without digging through the math. My answer was "Yes I can, but not easily." Doing so requires a few diagrams because, in this particular case, a . . .
 
E-Signatures: Ties That Bind  05 July 2000 
Source: PlanetIT - Posted by Jen Olson   
With a few strokes of the presidential pen -- and the symbolic use of a smart card -- electronic signatures have gained the same legal status as those written in ink on paper. . . .
 
Approved, But Workable?  04 July 2000 
Source: ABC News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
President Clinton used both a smart card and an old-fashioned pen today to give digital signatures the force of law. By signing the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, the president made it possible for Americans to sign some . . .
 
PGP patch prevents remote server crash  04 July 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by Jen Olson   
A recent report by the Underground Security Systems Research group identifies a weakness in the PGP Certificate Server code that can allow a malicious user to crash the authentication server. Network Associates has released a patch that prevents this particular vulnerability. . . .
 
Time May Be Right For Biometrics  30 June 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The world of James Bond may be inching toward reality. A new generation of biometric devices -- gadgets that identify you by scanning your face, fingerprint, or voice, have a distinctly futuristic look and feel, but have yet to make much . . .
 
Certificate Revocation: When Not To Trust  29 June 2000 
Source: Network Computing - Posted by Jen Olson   
Installing and managing a PKI (public key infrastructure) have far-reaching implications in an enterprise. A PKI by itself offers no value until it is paired with applications and services designed to leverage its functionality. Briefly, a PKI needs to issue digital . . .
 
E-Commerce Solutions: Template-Driven Pages  28 June 2000 
Source: Apache Today - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This article "looks at a template-driven site that uses Server Side Includes (SSI) to build up the pages. Understanding the basics of SSI will help us to understand how to use and employ templates in just but about solution." We'll use . . .
 
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