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Cryptography and Security  05 June 2000 
Source: SecurityPortal --   - Posted by Team   
Here is a good paper that gives readers a basic understanding of cryptography. "Cryptography addresses one specific security-related requirement, and does so superbly: protecting a message or a file from being read by an eavesdropper who has no other . . .
Encryption for the masses  01 June 2000 
Source: Machine of the Month --   - Posted by Team   
We hear alot about security on the internet, about securing your system from hackers who don't have much reason for existence except to break into peoples' systems. Maybe that's a good existence because they can get a book deal but . . .
Making an Unbreakable Code  01 June 2000 
Source: ComputerUser - Posted by Team   
This article talks about the need for encryption. Email, e-commerce, digital cash, the NSA's Echelon Project all lead to reasons why crypto is necessary. "... more and more of our private communications are being routed through electronic channels. . . .
Maths prize could revolutionise encryption  29 May 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Team   
A £3.6m mathematics competition announced Wednesday could spark a revolution in computer security and online privacy experts believe. The competition is sponsored by the Clay Mathematics Institute in the US and was revealed at the Millennium Mathematics Conference in . . .
E-business Embraces PKI  27 May 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Team   
"... many companies looking at public key infrastructure (PKI) technology. PKI allows use of digital certificates to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of data through encryption, control access through private keys, authenticate documents via digital signatures, and ease completion . . .
Sendmail Incorporates RSA Security Encryption Into its Sendmail Switch Family  24 May 2000 
Source: Newsalert - Posted by Team   
RSA Security Inc. today announced that Sendmail, Inc. has licensed RSA BSAFE(R) SSL-C encryption software. The company will incorporate Secure Socket layer-based encryption technology into its family of Sendmail Switch products to help protect their users' e-mail from interception and/or . . .
PGP 5.0 Key Generation Flaw  24 May 2000 
Source: ISN Mailing List - Posted by Team   
A flaw has been found in the randomness gathering code of PGP 5. PGP 5 will, under certain well-defined circumstances, generate public/private key pairs with no or only a small amount of randomness. Such keys are insecure. Chances are very . . .
European Union sets free export of encryption products  23 May 2000 
Source: Telepolis [Slashdot] - Posted by Team   
The EU has reportedly decided that allowing the export of crypto is a good thing, despite the best efforts of the US to prevent it. Even France agrees. "But they can't any longer block the export. Companies are . . .
Secrecy for Everyone, as Encryption Goes to Market  20 May 2000 
Source: NYT --    - Posted by Team   
Austin Hill has become skilled at speaking for those hard-core computer programmers who spend their time making sure that no one not hackers nor marketers nor government investigators can pull aside the curtains cloaking their electronic domains. As president of . . .
Secrecy for Everyone, as Encryption Goes to Market  18 May 2000 
Source: New York Times - Posted by Team   
"As president of Zero-Knowledge Systems, which builds privacy software, Mr. Hill has spoken at conferences around North America, espousing the credo that a person's online movements are no one else's business. ... Many companies have also published the code that . . .
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