Tag: encryption

Domen Zavrl: What Is Cryptography?

Cryptography is a field of information security that is often misunderstood. Although the fundamental principles of algorithms generally stay the same, as infections and attacks evolve so too must these algorithms to maintain the security of confidential information. Cryptography incorporates three key principles: encryption, integrity, and authentication. Encryption To encrypt a file data is converted into an unreadable form, protecting its privacy during storage, transfer and reception. Encrypted data is …
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In the Crypto Age, Our Encryption Needs to Evolve—Again

It’s not something you see when you browse the internet. It’s not something you see when you hand someone cash. But you may notice it when you’re reaching for the credit card reader at your local Starbucks to accept your credit card chip. Why Our Encryption Protocols Need To Change Over a decade ago, the perfect cipher was created, One-Time Pad (OTP), a technique which provides a one-time encryption key allowing a small group …
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Australian Government Tries to End Encryption Once Again

Multiple governments around the world have not taken a liking to encryption. In fact, some officials want to end encryption in their respective countries once and for all, which will be met with a lot of criticism. NordVPN is warning about a new bill making its way through Australia’s government right now. This new anti-encryption bill will have severe consequences if it is turned into law. Australia Wants to end Encryption It …
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Troll Ransomware Aims to Brick Infected Devices

With so many different types of ransomware making the rounds, it becomes pretty difficult to know everything that is going on. In the case of Troll ransomware, there is not much to know. It successfully encrypts every single file on one’s PC or connected drives, including the entire Windows folder. This toolkit is not designed as ransomware per se, but more of a cyber warfare tool. What is the Deal with …
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