On Episode 61 of The Edge of Innovation, we’re talking with security expert Adriel Desautels, founder and CEO of Netragard, about whether cybersecurity is getting better or worse.
Security and Encryption
On Episode 9 of The Edge of Innovation, we explore what it means to be secure on the internet using encryption.
The Craigslist Killer
On Episode 8 of The Edge of Innovation, we talk about how digital footprints make finding a killer almost too easy.
TrueCrypt Getting a New Life
TrueCrypt will stay alive, thanks to devotees who are forking the encryption program’s code. ‘Cleaned up’ code will get a new name, CipherShed, and a different open source license. When the developers of TrueCrypt delivered the bombshell that they were abandoning their popular open source encryption program, it left many organizations in a hugely difficult position. Should they continue to use it, or heed the developers’ advice that it was no longer secure and switch to another encryption product? On the face of it, the decision should be an easy one: If the developers of something as security sensitive as an encryption program say that their program is no longer secure, surely it would be rash not to heed the warning. But with TrueCrypt, nothing is quite …
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The Ultra-Simple App That Lets Anyone Encrypt Anything
Getty Encryption is hard. When NSA leaker Edward Snowden wanted to communicate with journalist Glenn Greenwald via encrypted email, Greenwald couldn’t figure out the venerable crypto program PGP even after Snowden made a 12-minute tutorial video. Nadim Kobeissi wants to bulldoze that steep learning curve. At the HOPE hacker conference in New York later this month he’ll release a beta version of an all-purpose file encryption program called miniLock, a free and open-source browser plugin designed to let even Luddites encrypt and decrypt files with practically uncrackable cryptographic protection in seconds. “The tagline is that this is file encryption that does more with less,” says Kobeissi, a 23-year old coder, activist and security consultant. It’s super simple…
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