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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 188.8.131.52 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.
In 1991, Phillip Zimmermann developed a humble-sounding electronic encryption technology known as Pretty Good Privacy. In fact, it was very good--so good that not even the federal government has been able to crack it, a fact that has made Zimmermann a folk hero to privacy advocates and a headache to law enforcement.
The makers of a network security device that uses quantum cryptography have an ingenious plan to gain government approval despite the absence of standards specific to the technology.
Senetas, the Australian developer of the CypherNet Cerberis encryption device, has a partnership with quantum cryptography leader id Quantique. The two companies hope to gain early accreditation for Cerberis from Australia's Defence Signals Directorate (DSD).