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Wi-Fi Alliance announces WPA3 encryption protocol

New WPA3 wireless standard will focus on security, says Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Alliance, a non-profit organization that decides Wi-Fi standards, has announced the release of WPA3 with several security improvements over WPA2 after the KRACK exploit last year affected almost every Wi-Fi supported device. The organization, which comprises of tech stakeholders including Apple, Samsung, […]

Securing your network connections using OpenVPN

This article is excerpted from chapter 10 of my Manning book, . There’s lots more fun where this came from. Who knows…you might also enjoy my recently published Learn Amazon Web Services in a Month of Lunches. Securing your network connections using OpenVPN was originally published in Hacker Noon on Medium, […]

Security Best Practices: Symmetric Encryption with AES in Java and Android

In this article I will give you a primer on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), common block modes, why you need padding and initialization vectors and how to protect your data against modification. Finally I will show you how to easily implement this with Java avoiding most security issues. So, I […]

Institutional Idiocy — Encryption is not the Problem.

Original Image by Markus Spiske sourced from Unsplash This week the British Home Secretary made some particularly foolish statements about services that leverage end-to-end encryption in order to make communications secure. Since these sorts of services have started to experience wide levels of adoption, authoritarian politicians have been talking about how […]

The evolution of encryption: How it’s changed and why the government hates it

Long before governments started fighting to outlaw encryption, politicians from around the world were turning to secret codes to communicate with one another. From Julius Caesar’s cipher to Thomas Jefferson’s wheel cipher, encryption has been an integral part of human history. While modern methods of encryption have only been readily available […]

Encrypted chat app Signal goes down for some users

 If you’re having problems with Signal, you’re not alone. On Friday, many users took to Twitter to report that beloved encrypted messaging app Signal was offline. While some users have been unable to access Signal’s servers since around 11AM PT, others have only seen delays in sending and receiving messages. […]