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NSA/GCHQ Accused of Hacking Belgian Cryptographer  10 February 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
There has been a lot of news about Belgian cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater having his computer hacked, and whether the NSA or GCHQ is to blame. There have been a lot of assumptions and hyperbole, mostly related to the GCHQ attack against the Belgian telecom operator Belgacom.
 
U.S. Indicted Me For Not Giving FBI My Source Code  31 January 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
The indicted founder of digital currency Liberty Reserve says the U.S. government began targeting him only after he refused to turn over the source code for his proprietary system to the FBI.
 
Ex-NSA guru builds $4m encrypted email biz - but its nemesis right now is control-C, control-V  24 January 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A security startup founded by a former NSA bod has launched an encrypted email and privacy service, aimed initially at ordinary folks.
 
Yesterday, the Internet Solved a 20-Year-Old Mystery  22 January 2014 
Source: Slate - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Yesterday afternoon, a woman seeking help with a decades-old family mystery posted a thread on Ask Metafilter titled "Decoding cancer-addled ramblings":
 
Target hackers: Anyone know how to break bank encryption?  14 January 2014 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Underground cybercriminals are attempting to decrypt a 50GB dump of encrypted debit card PINs that security watchers reckon were lifted during last year's high profile breach against retail giant Target.
 
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.
 
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