Cryptography is a difficult subject, not least because of it’s mathematical properties. It is also difficult to implement correctly and sometimes we find out that the rules governing it’s usage are lacking behind or not even there to begin with.
Another issue that is of all times, but came to the surface again this year in the Apple vs. FBI court case, is the constant fight between encrypting stuff and law enforcement as well as intelligence agencies wanting backdoors in those systems to be able to access them when necessary.
Today’s instalment touches briefly on all these aspects.
In chronological order:
- How quantum computing could unpick encryption to reveal decades of online secrets
- Mozilla wants woeful WoSign certs off the list
- Getting To The ‘Just Right’ Level Of Encryption
- SSL handshake weakness leaves MacOS, iOS devices open to MitM attacks
- Rise of the photon clones: New method could lead to ‘impenetrable’ comms
- Privacy-protecting encryption here to stay: documents
- Finally! A minimum standard for certificate authorities
- DSLR Camera Encryption: Here Are The Pros And Cons For Photojournalists
- Strong non-backdoored encryption is vital – but the Feds should totally be able to crack it, say House committees