Source: Telegraph (UK)
The codebreakers of Bletchley Park not only broke into the secrets of the German Enigma machine, but also succeeded in cracking the main Russian machine ciphers.
The success of British cryptanalysts during the Second World War in cracking the German machine is well known, but their work on Soviet machines has remained secret.
The chief executive of PGP Corporation, Phillip Dunkelberger, has hinted the company will release a secure instant messaging (IM) application following the re-launch of the brand in June last year.
During a phone interview, Dunkelberger made reference to IM as an area that has significant potential for innovation.
"Messages of all types need to be secure," he said.
Source: CNet News
Moore's law is the biggest threat to privacy today, asserts Phil Zimmermann, who in the early 1990s developed Pretty Good Privacy to bring encryption to the masses.
Zimmermann, who was here for the Infosecurity conference, told ZDNet UK that Moore's law represents a "blind force" that is fueling an undirected technology escalation. Moore's law, developed by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, states that the number of transistors on a chip will double about every 18 months.
Ever looked at the Mona Lisa and wondered why he's got such a goofy grin?
Yes, we do mean he.
Evidently, Mona isn't quite the woman art historians thought she was. But only those who know the secret code can look at Leonardo Da Vinci's famous portrait and see the happy hermaphrodite that lurks within.