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International Kernel Patch  11 October 2000 
Source: Freshmeat - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
The idea of the International Kernel Patch is to collect all crypto patches so that using crypto in the kernel will be easier than today. The patch includes a number of crypto patches including a crypto API including Blowfish, CAST-128, DES, . . .
Enigma machine deadline passes  10 October 2000 
Source: BBC News - Posted by Ryan W. Maple   
As most may know, one of three existing Enigma machines was stolen a few months ago. Bletchley Park Museum had agreed to hand over a £25,000 ransom before midnight on Friday but the deadline passed with no word from the . . .
Cryptography, PGP and Pine  05 October 2000 
Source: LinuxGazette [LWN] - Posted by Dave Wreski   
This article starts out with a nice description of cryptography then goes into how to incorporate PGP for use with Pine. "Encryption is the transformation of data into a form that is (hopefully) impossible to read without the knowledge of a . . .
AES (rijndael) support in NetBSD-current IPsec code  04 October 2000 
Source: - Posted by Dave Wreski   
NetBSD-current IPsec (from KAME) now supports rijndael algorithm for ESP encryption, thanks to the integration work of Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino. rijndael is the finalist of AES contest, and will be standardized in FIPS standard suite, to replace DES.. . .
FIPS 140-1: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules  04 October 2000 
Source: Corsec - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Federal Information Processing Standard 140-1(FIPS 140-1) is entitled "Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules". It's a standard that describes government requirements that hardware and software products should meet for Sensitive, but Unclassified (SBU) use. The standard was published by the National Institute . . .
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.. . .
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