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  • Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption

    Google’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption

    What happens when you tell two smart computers to talk to each other in secret and task another AI with breaking that conversation? You get one of the coolest experiments in cryptography I’ve seen in a while. In short, Google Brain researchers have discovered that the AI, when properly tasked, create oddly inhuman cryptographic schemes and that they’re better at encrypting than… Read More

  • Strengthening authentication through big data Crunch Network

    Strengthening authentication through big data

    The fact that plain passwords are no longer safe to protect our digital identities is no secret. For years, the use of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a means to ensure online account security and prevent fraud has been a hot topic of discussion. Technological advances, especially in the mobile industry, have created new possibilities, and manufacturers… Read More

  • Fear and loathing at RSA: Hacking, security and the limits of protection

    Fear and loathing at RSA: Hacking, security and the limits of protection

    People are trying to steal your credentials or trick you into giving them important information. They are exploiting unpatched operating systems, locating security holes in applications and hacking into unprotected hardware. You’re not paranoid, you’re told. Hackers, con artists and social engineers really are out to get you, and frankly you’re pretty helpless to stop… Read More

  • Former heads of NSA and Homeland Security unlikely Apple supporters in encryption battle

    Former heads of NSA and Homeland Security unlikely Apple supporters in encryption battle

    At a panel discussion today at the RSA conference in San Francisco, Apple found two unlikely allies when the former heads of the NSA and Homeland Security threw their support behind encryption technologies. Michael Chertoff, who was the head of Homeland Security under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and who helped author the USA Patriot Act, and former NSA head Mike McConnell… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Brad Smith stands with Apple while passionately defending encryption

    Microsoft’s Brad Smith stands with Apple while passionately defending encryption

    Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, gave a passionate defense of encryption today, saying his company stood with Apple in its legal battle with the FBI. He made his remarks during a keynote address at the RSA security conference in San Francisco. Read More

  • Microsoft to bring post-breach detection to Windows 10 security

    Microsoft to bring post-breach detection to Windows 10 security

    Microsoft announced a new tool today called Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection designed to help IT detect threats to Windows 10 machines after a threat has penetrated the network. While most security strategy to this point has focused on keeping bad actors out of the network, there is a sense of inevitability that no matter how careful a company is that the defenses will break down… Read More

  • IBM Adds Post-Cyber Attack Planning With Resilient Systems Acquisition

    IBM Adds Post-Cyber Attack Planning With Resilient Systems Acquisition

    The RSA security conference is being held this week in San Francisco where security pros come together to discuss strategy. IBM made several security announcements this morning ahead of the conference, headlined by the purchase of Resilient Systems. Instead of trying to prevent an attack, Resilient gives customers a plan to deal with a breach after it’s happened. While IBM offers… Read More

  • Nadia Heninger Is Watching You

    Nadia Heninger Is Watching You

    It’s been a bad week for online security. An “extremely critical” Ruby on Rails security hole; a Yahoo! Mail XSS exploit; and yet another Java 0-day vulnerability. I know, I know, security is hard: still, it’s difficult not to be left with a frustrated throw-up-your-hands “can’t anybody do anything right?” feeling. Read More