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  • Metadata-hiding Dark Mail protocol soon to be reality

    21.07.2014

    At the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference held this weekend in New York, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called for hackers, coders and developers to "help build a better future by encoding our rights into the programs and protocols upon which we rely everyday." He was talking about encryption, but also about "padded protocols" that would prevent intelligence agencies from discovering who was talking to who by analyzing Internet traffic, and mixed routing.

  • NIST releases report on cryptography expertise

    15.07.2014

    NIST's primary external advisory board released a report calling for the agency to increase its staff of cryptography experts and implement more explicit processes for ensuring openness and transparency to strengthen its cryptography efforts.

  • Germany cancels Verizon's government contract due to spying fears

    27.06.2014

    Verizon will no longer provide internet services to a number of German government departments, as their contract has been cancelled as part of a restructuration of the federal government's interdepartmental communication network.

  • Replicating NSA's gadgets using open source

    09.06.2014

    In this podcast, wireless security researcher Michael Ossmann shares his insights on what to use - and how - to duplicate hardware devices found in the ANT catalog.

  • NSA collects photos to feed facial recognition programs

    02.06.2014

    The NSA has been collecting photos of people's faces at the tune of 55,000 images every day, and has been feeding the images into its facial recognition programs, James Risen and Laura Poitras revealed on Saturday.




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Infographic: 25 years of the firewall

Posted on 24 July 2014.  |  The firewall turned 25, and McAfee is celebrating with an infographic that creatively depicts its lifetime. If you take a moment to scan the infographic, you’ll notice the firewall's introduction and evolution coincide with certain security events.


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