DUAL_EC_DRBG Backdoors And Why You Should Care

It is looking more and more likely pretty damned obvious that the NSA managed to get a weakness introduced into a widely used random number generating algorithm standard (DUAL_EC_DRBG) that was approved for use by NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) for US Government use. Such…

#Tags: Security, Encryption

The Heartbleed Vulnerability in English

By now, you've probably heard of a serious vulnerability (called "Heartbleed") that has the security community and the news whipped up into a frenzy. There's plenty of advanced and detailed technical information available - as well as information condensed down to publicly-digestable bites spread via the media that…

#Tags: Encryption, Security