Scientists have reported an important speed breakthrough which brings closer the day when quantum encryption becomes a usable part of communications security.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a U.S. government agency, has reported that it has managed to shift quantum-encrypted information at a "raw" throughput of 4 million bits per second across a 1 km-long fiber link.
This is at least twice NIST's previous record, which has been rising since the agency announced it had broken the 1 million bits per second barrier in May 2004.
With more cyber hacking occurring, and people's sensitive data being phished or broadcasted, IBM has developed encryption technology to make hackers' lives a little bit harder.
There are basically four ways to eavesdrop on a telephone call.
One, you can listen in on another phone extension. This is the method preferred by siblings everywhere. If you have the right access, it's the easiest. While it doesn't work for cell phones, cordless phones are vulnerable to a variant of this attack: A radio receiver set to the right frequency can act as another extension.
New Delhi: Kingston Technology Corporation has introduced Kingston DataTraveler Elite – Privacy Edition (DTE Privacy Edition), the world’s first USB Flash drive that secures 100 per cent of data on-the-fly via 128-bit hardware-based AES encryption, ensuring fail-safe security best practices without IT intervention.
Sixty years after the end of World War II, a network of several thousand PCs has cracked a message enciphered with the famous Enigma machine.
The M4 Message Breaking Project, started by Stefan Krah, a German amateur cryptographer, in January, took on three messages intercepted by British code-breakers during WWII, but never cracked by the famous cryptology facility at Bletchley Park.
The code breakers at Bletchley included computing pioneer Alan Turing and used a combination of human intelligence, guesswork, and elementary computing, called "bombs" to decipher messages."