While it's unknown how long CPUs without AES support will be around, there will likely always be a "low end". it's immensely valuable to provide a software-optimized cipher that doesn't depend on hardware support. Lack of hardware support should not be an excuse for no encryption.
Because there is no mathematical basis for many biological processes, no computer can unravel them.
FontCode embeds hidden information in ordinary text by imperceptibly changing the shapes of fonts in text. Method could prevent document tampering, protect copyrights, and embed QR codes and other metadata without altering the look or layout of a document.
Starting in the 1940s, Luhn devised machines and schemes for parsing information, most notably the now widely used hashing algorithm, which he suggested as a way to sort both numbers and text. Because organizing and searching for data are such widespread problems in computing, hashing algorithms have become crucial to cryptography, graphics, telecommunications, and biology.
It’s also important for people to be able to distinguish what the encryption they are using to protect their information does and does not protect against.
The USB has been designed under the assumption that everything connected is under the control of the user and that everything is trusted – but we know that's not the case. The USB will never be secure unless the data is encrypted before it is sent. People should not connect anything to USB unless they can fully trust it.
Tomb is a 100% free and open source system for file encryption on GNU/Linux, facilitating the backup of secret files. Tomb generates encrypted storage folders to be opened and closed using their associated keyfiles, which are also protected with a password chosen by the user.
‘Steghide’ is a pretty useful tool (steganography program) that lets you encrypt and hide a file inside another file’s content, so it’ll be ‘invisible’ to others (under most situations) thus helping while enhancing the security of your sensitive data.
Using ledgers that never lose data could materially alter the way society views identity, privacy, and security.
Over the past several years, Marlinspike has quietly positioned himself at the front lines of a quarter-century-long war between advocates of encryption and law enforcement.
Computer scientists have developed a new method for producing truly random numbers, a breakthrough that could be used to encrypt data, make electronic voting more secure, conduct statistically significant polls and more accurately simulate complex systems such as Earth's climate. The new method creates truly random numbers with less computational effort than other methods, which could facilitate significantly higher levels of security.
Being conversant in the key aspects of cryptography puts you one step ahead of most.
The minute a nation introduces laws requiring government-only backdoors in software, people will simply move to a new encryption product.
Users of the social network can now opt to encrypt email notifications such as password resets and other confidential information.