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Bruce Schneier Joins Startup Co3 Systems  06 January 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Alex   
Bruce Schneier, the famed cryptographer and author who recently left his longtime post at BT, has taken a new position as CTO of Co3 Systems, a startup that provides incident response systems. Schneier, a central figure in the security industry for more than two decades, said he is excited about the new challenge ahead.
 
Report: NSA looking to crack all encryption with quantum computer  03 January 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The U.S. National Security Agency is attempting to build a new breed of supercomputer that theoretically could make short work of cracking most keys used for encrypted communications.
 
Acoustic Cryptanalysis  19 December 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Here, we describe a new acoustic cryptanalysis key extraction attack, applicable to GnuPG's current implementation of RSA. The attack can extract full 4096-bit RSA decryption keys from laptop computers (of various models), within an hour, using the sound generated by the computer during the decryption of some chosen ciphertexts.
 
Quantum crypto pitches for data centre links  05 December 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
The quantum crypto business is hardly crowded, but ID Quantique is hoping to set itself apart with a 100 Gbps-capable unit.
 
Twitter upping security to thwart government hacking  27 November 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Following in the footsteps of other tech companies, Twitter is beefing up its security to make it harder for outsiders -- including the government -- to uncover data, the company announced Friday.
 
Thales, Microsoft serve secure crypto in the cloud  25 November 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Are you concerned about the security of your data in the cloud? Of course you should be, even if you're just an isolated consumer. But what if you're responsible for the security of data for an enterprise?
 
Newegg trial: Crypto legend takes the stand, goes for knockout patent punch  25 November 2013 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
Newegg's courtroom face-off with patent-licensing giant TQP Development is nearing its end. TQP has sued hundreds of companies, saying it has patented the common Web encryption scheme of combining SSL with the RC4 cipher. Almost 140 companies have paid TQP a total of more than $45 million.
 
'Encrypt everything:' Google's answer to government surveillance is catching on  22 November 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Anthony Pell   
While Microsoft's busy selling t-shirts and mugs about how Google's "Scroogling" you, the search giant's chairman is busy tackling a much bigger problem: How to keep your information secure in a world full of prying eyes and governments willing to drag in data by the bucket load. And according to Google's Eric Schmidt, the answer is fairly straightforward.
 
Remembering legendary Enigma code breaker Mavis Batey  21 November 2013 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cracking one of the most complicated cipher devices ever created -- the Enigma machine -- may not have been what Britain's Mavis Batey envisioned when she studied the German romantic poets at University College London when World War II broke out.
 
Experts applaud Google completion of SSL certificate upgrade  20 November 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google's faster-than-expected upgrade of all its SSL certificates to an RSA key length of 2048 bits will make cracking connections to the company's services more difficult without affecting performance, experts say.
 
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