NIST Round 2 and Post-Quantum Cryptography – The New Asymmetric Algorithms (part 3)

In the first article of this series, I wrote about the NIST Post-Quantum Competition and which ciphers advanced to the second round, meaning that they passed through basic scrutiny and were advanced based on having strong fundamental design and good documentation. Round 3 will see significant narrowing again, based on the relative strength of the … Continue reading “NIST Round 2 and Post-Quantum Cryptography – The New Asymmetric Algorithms (part 3)”

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NIST Round 2 and Post-Quantum Cryptography – The New Asymmetric Algorithms (part 2)

In the previous article, I wrote about the NIST Post-Quantum Competition and which ciphers advanced to the second round, meaning that they passed through basic scrutiny and were advanced based on having strong fundamental design and good documentation. Round 3 will see significant narrowing again, based on the relative strength of the algorithms against one … Continue reading “NIST Round 2 and Post-Quantum Cryptography – The New Asymmetric Algorithms (part 2)”

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  • Jan 9, 2019
  • Derek Zimmer
  • Net Neutrality, News, Open Source, Privacy, Security,

OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019

OpenVPN is the old guard of the VPN world. It is powerful, stable, and it has a large and enthusiastic dev community backed by multiple commercial interests. A new dot release is scheduled to be released this year, with many new features that aim to make OpenVPN easier to use and resist censorship. Here is … Continue reading “OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019”

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Privacy Theater – How Privacy Companies Market and What Actually Protects You

Bruce Schneier famously popularized the concept of “security theater” in his 2003 book Beyond Fear. The concept of security theater explains how various nations will engage in “feel good” activities that appear to improve the security of their citizens when in practice, it does little to nothing to actually improve public safety. An apt example … Continue reading “Privacy Theater – How Privacy Companies Market and What Actually Protects You”

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  • Dec 5, 2018
  • Ashley Perna
  • General Privacy and Security, Online Activity, Tutorials,

How to Set a Strong Passcode on Your Mobile Device

Without a strong passcode, everything on your mobile device is accessible by anyone. That includes thieves, random co-workers, and local law enforcement officers and the FBI. Even if you only keep your mobile device secure in your pocket or at home, imagine the damage your child could do once they access your Amazon account. Adding … Continue reading “How to Set a Strong Passcode on Your Mobile Device”

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  • Dec 2, 2018
  • Sean Doyle
  • General Privacy and Security, Tutorials,

What is Adware?

Adware is software that displays advertisements, directs your browser to advertising websites, and collects information about your browsing habits so that advertisements can be shown to you based from your online activity. Advertisements displayed by adware are typically produced within an Internet Browser window; However, they can also be displayed in the user interface of … Continue reading “What is Adware?”

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