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Pols ooh, aah over e-signatures  04 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As a result of a landmark "e-sign" law that took effect in the United States on Sunday, businesses and consumers may now close mortgages, sign life insurance and seal contracts with the click of a mouse. "This is going to revolutionize . . .
US backs Rijndael for data scrambling  03 October 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A scrambling technique scripted by two Belgians has been chosen as the proposed US government standard to protect sensitive data and help spur the digital economy, the Commerce Department said Monday. The selection of the Rijndael (pronounced "Rhine-doll") . . .
Belgian algorithm becomes new American Encryption Standard  02 October 2000 
Source: NIST / Other - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Rijndael becomes the new data encryption standard beating out Schneier, IBM, and others. This DejaNews thread talks about the announcement of the winner of the new encryption standard. The Rijndael home page also provides some interesting . . .
Commerce Dept. To Announce Crypto Standard  02 October 2000 
Source: NewsBytes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the US Commerce Department's Technology Administration, will announce its choice for the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) at 11:00 a.m. EDT today. The announcement, which will be broadcast on the Web . . .
E-Signatures Out Of The Gate  30 September 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Electronic signatures carry full legal weight beginning Sunday, ushering in a new era for commerce over the Internet. Digital signatures carry the promise of reducing the cost of business and making it more efficient, spurring the growth of e-commerce.. . .
AES ANNOUNCEMENT: Monday, October 2, 2000  29 September 2000 
Source: NIST - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It appears the winner of the new encryption standard to replace DES will be announced on Monday. "The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been working with industry and the cryptographic community to develop an Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). . . .
Royal Mail Delivers Digital Signatures  28 September 2000 
Source: TechWeb - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Royal Mail, Britain's postal service, is to offer free digital signatures to all citizens in a bid to improve consumer acceptance of e-business. From later this year, consumers will be able to collect software on a free CD-ROM from any . . .
Quantum crypto secrets from Japan  27 September 2000 
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Mitsubishi and Hokkaido University have completed a latest round of experiments in quantum cryptography over optical fibres. The two organisations say that their quantum cryptographic system is a success, and could have important implications for optical fibre networks already in use.. . .
Cool Tool of the Week -- cryptcat  27 September 2000 
Source: Farm9 - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Cryptcat is the standard netcat enhanced with twofish encryption. Cryptcat allows you to pipe data from one host to another using encryption. "Netcat is a simple Unix utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using TCP . . .
Digital signatures pose security risk, says expert  27 September 2000 
Source: ZDNet - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Do we need to worry about government tracing and identity theft? A leading technology expert has warned that digital signatures, an increasingly prevalent Internet security technology, could hail a future devoid of privacy.. . .
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