11.5 C
London
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Home Tags Encryption

Tag: Encryption

In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it. Encryption does not of itself prevent interception, but denies the message content to the interceptor. In an encryption scheme, the intended communication information or message, referred to as plaintext, is encrypted using an encryption algorithm, generating ciphertext that can only be read if decrypted. For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually uses a pseudo-random encryption key generated by an algorithm. It is in principle possible to decrypt the message without possessing the key, but, for a well-designed encryption scheme, large computational resources and skill are required. An authorized recipient can easily decrypt the message with the key provided by the originator to recipients, but not to unauthorized interceptors.

Passwords, server schematics and encryption keys up for grabs in open file store Updated  Media monster Viacom has been caught with its security trousers down. Researchers found a wide-open, public-facing misconfigured AWS S3 bucket containing pretty much everything a hacker would need to take down the company's IT systems.…
Most CISOs say encryption is the most effective security tool for data in the public cloud, but only one in six encrypt all data stored there.
The seed is expected to closely resemble the public launch due September 25.
Six qubits is enough to determine the ground state of three simple molecules.
As the sheet metal surrounding traditional infrastructure continues to fall away, where should security functions in a cloud environment reside?
Das U-Boot is a device bootloader that can read its configuration from an AES encrypted file.

For devices utilizing this environment encryption mode,U-Boot's use of a zero initialization vector and improper handling of an error condition may allow attacks against the underlying cryptographic implementation and allow an attacker to decrypt the data.
UK watchdog echoes Home Sec in anti-crypto comments The UKrsquo;s “independent reviewer of terrorism legislationrdquo; appears to have gone rogue, saying that encryption should be withheld from people who donrsquo;t verify their identities on social media.…

Introducing WhiteBear

As a part of our Kaspersky APT Intelligence Reporting subscription, customers received an update in mid-February 2017 on some interesting APT activity that we called WhiteBear.
It is a parallel project or second stage of the Skipper Turla cluster of activity documented in another private report. Like previous Turla activity, WhiteBear leverages compromised websites and hijacked satellite connections for command and control (C2) infrastructure.
In one of our previous articles, we analyzed the NeutrinoPOS banker as an example of a constantly evolving malware family.

A week after publication, this Neutrino modification delivered up a new malicious program classified by Kaspersky Lab as Trojan-Banker.Win32.Jimmy.
Yet another unlimited cloud storage company is scaling back its offerings.
From a protocol point of view, we're closer to a large-scale quantum computer than many people think. Here's why that's an important milestone.
Federico Maggi and Andrea Continella discuss a new tool to protect filesystems by disrupting and undoing ransomware's encryption activities.