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cryptography

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Cryptography scientists win 2012 Turing Award

Association for Computing Machinery bestows its award on Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali for pioneering technology in Internet security.

By Mar. 13, 2013

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Researchers find flaw in key generation with popular cryptography

Small percentage of public keys in sample found online were not randomly generated as they should be, paper says.

By Feb. 14, 2012

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Google's Keyczar designed to make cryptography easier

This open-source project is meant to help developers implement secure and simple cryptography.

By Aug. 12, 2008

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Code crackers break 923-bit encryption record

In what was thought an impossibility, researchers break the longest code ever over a 148-day period using 21 computers.

By Jun. 20, 2012

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BlackBerry's encryption patents could be its saving grace

While the struggling smartphone maker searches for a potential buyer, its healthy portfolio of 130 encryption patents could help sweeten the deal.

By Aug. 20, 2013

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Crypto, security, comp-sci specialists speak out on NSA

In an open letter, more than 50 luminaries in computer science, cryptography, and security join together to decry reported efforts by the agency to undermine encryption and network security.

By Jan. 24, 2014

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NSA seeks 'groundbreaking' spying powers, new leak reveals

The US government's spying budget includes funds to invent new technologies "to defeat adversarial cryptography and exploit Internet traffic," leaked documents show.

By Aug. 29, 2013

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Is this a clue for code-breaking scavenger hunt Cicada 3301?

The next installment in a mysterious scavenger hunt that's baffled the Internet may have been posted online.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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NSA working on quantum computer to break any encryption

The spy agency is reportedly in a race to build its own quantum computer to stay ahead of others seeking to own the mother of all decryption machines.

By Jan. 2, 2014

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Amid NSA uproar, encryption-standards body defends process

National Institute of Standards and Technology says it will continue to create the "strongest possible" standards, following reports of surveillance-related meddling by the National Security Agency.

By Sep. 10, 2013