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Crypto-Convict Won't Recant  15 April 2000 
Source: Wired - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Before Jim Bell went to prison, he suspected that most government officials were corrupt. Three years behind bars later, the self-proclaimed Internet anarchist is sure of it. After Bell, a cypherpunk who the United States government dubbed a techno-terrorist, . . .
 
CRYPTOCard PalmToken PIN Extraction Advisory  14 April 2000 
Source: L0pht / @Stake - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
The CRYPTOCard PalmToken is a software-based token system that provides challenge-response authentication. "An attacker can determine the private PIN number of a users token within a matter of minutes and clone the challenge/response scheme of the legitimate user." . . .
 
Record encryption puzzle cracked  14 April 2000 
Source: MSNBC - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
An encryption method widely expected to secure next-generation wireless phones and other devices succumbed to a brute-force collaborative effort to break it, a French research agency announced Thursday. An international team of researchers — led by crypto researcher Robert . . .
 
OpenBSD Crypto Page  13 April 2000 
Source: OpenBSD - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here's a link to an OpenBSD page that describes what crypto features are capable with it. Specifically, as pointed out on slashdot, http://www.openbsd.org/crypto.html#hardware is a link to new support for hardware crypto devices using OpenBSD. We'd be . . .
 
Twilight of the crypto-geeks  13 April 2000 
Source: Salon - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
At a recent Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference, developers and lawyers battled it out on issues of crypto and freedom. "... the unique annual meeting that brings together an unlikely combination of programmers, activists and government officials -- two . . .
 
'Draconian' Crypto Ideas Still Exist  13 April 2000 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
While the Clinton administration has relaxed the international export of encryption technologies, there are still some other "draconian proposals" in the pipeline, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center's (EPIC) third annual report on the state of encryption policies. The . . .
 
US court rules encryption source code protected  12 April 2000 
Source: ComputerWeekly - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
A U.S. Appeals Court judge has ruled that encryption source code is constitutionally protected and not subject to restrictions imposed by the U.S. government. The U.S. government had previously limited its distribution until January of this year, but the latest . . .
 
Fractal Encryption  10 April 2000 
Source: InfoWar - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Here's a short editorial on fractal encryption. "A fractally encrypted message cannot be broken even by the senders. It is so secure as to be that way for it's lifetime. Oh, the key is the message. So, it functions . . .
 
Open source fans break strong encryption  06 April 2000 
Source: ZDNet UK --    - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
597 computers get stuck into a feat of number crunching madness. Will Knight reports A group of French scientists joined forces with open source enthusiasts this week and claim to have broken a public encryption key of unprecedented strength (108-bit), . . .
 
Study: E-commerce spread defeating crypto regulations  05 April 2000 
Source: Computerworld.com - Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
04/05/2000 TORONTO — Attempts by governments to curb the worldwide use of strong encryption are being eclipsed by the growth of electronic commerce and the corresponding need for privacy and Internet security, according to a study released yesterday by the . . .
 
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