Scientists from the German Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (RUB) have cracked the Keeloq-RFID encryption system. The technology is owned by semiconductor company Microchip; Keeloq systems have a high market share in car immobilizers and remote keyless entry systems as well as in building automation.
PGP Corp. has introduced an encryption application that lets enterprise users protect all the data they carry around in their smartphones.
PGP Mobile encrypts Windows Mobile-based data automatically, but still allows mobile data to be shared securely with other mobile and desktop users. The new crypto app works as part of the enterprise-wide PGP Encryption Platform, which helps to reduce the expense of managing multiple vendors' encryption keys, users, policies, and reporting tools, PGP said in a statement.
Few IT professionals need to be lectured about data security. All too frequently we hear of the theft or loss of a computer or hard drive with data stored in the clear -- without encryption.
Proving once again that every copy protection technique can be cracked in a manner of time, the venerable BD+ copy protection scheme fell this week with the release of a software package. SlySoft Software’s latest 22.214.171.124 release of AnyDVD, released on Wednesday, includes the ability to copy BD+ encrypted discs.
Shocking the encryption market is not easy to do, but officials at Voltage Security must hope their new approach to encryption will do exactly that.
The company's flagship SecureData product uses a cryptographic technique Voltage Security calls Format-Preserving Encryption. SecureData was first released to the public in fall of 2007, though the company waited until now to speak about it publicly.