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cryptology

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Navy cryptology specialist tapped to helm NSA

Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers is set to become the new director of the National Security Agency, pending Senate confirmation. Would his leadership change the agency's outlook?

By Jan. 30, 2014

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NSA chief downplays damage caused by Snowden leaks

While former NSA head General Keith Alexander lambasted Edward Snowden for putting US security at risk, Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers says the leaks don't mean "the sky is falling."

By Jun. 30, 2014

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NSA's coded tweet deciphered -- read what it says

The National Security Agency sent out a mysterious coded tweet Monday, which has since been deciphered.

By May. 6, 2014

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NSA siphoning less phone data than thought -- but perhaps not for long, say reports

Two new reports say the agency's warrantless, bulk phone-records program has been sweeping up less metadata than popularly believed -- but that the government and the NSA still want it all.

By Feb. 7, 2014

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Former NSA director speaks out on spying, Stuxnet, defense

Despite claims to the contrary, General Keith Alexander argues that the NSA is actually doing its part to protect US citizens.

By May. 8, 2014

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A Tour of Bletchley Park: Codebreaking that helped win WWII, and the birthplace of the modern computer

Estimated to have taken two years off WWII, saving countless lives, the code and cipherbreaking of Bletchley Park was instrumental to the Allies' win. Here's a photo tour of this once-secret pantheon of codebreaking, and the birthplace of the modern computer.

By May. 30, 2014

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British researcher cracks crypto problem

His scheme lets computation be performed on encrypted data without the need to decrypt it first, which could be useful for calculations connected to electronic health records.

By May. 26, 2010

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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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NSA can see through encryption, including your private e-mail's, says report

More documents from former security contractor Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency has been secretly working to gain a back door into all encryption technologies, The New York Times reports.

By Sep. 5, 2013

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New tool cracks Apple iWork passwords

Russian cryptography company ElcomSoft has developed a tool that makes cracking iWork document passwords easier.

By Feb. 10, 2012