Mathematical basis for public-key cryptography was kept secret in its early years to avoid revealing how closely U.K. government was working with U.S. National Security Agency.
Learn how to add an OpenPGP public key to your Facebook profile and set it so that Facebook will encrypt the notification emails it sends to you.
A new ransomware doing the rounds is one of the most vicious seen, directly targeting specific files and destroying them if you don't pay up.
Small percentage of public keys in sample found online were not randomly generated as they should be, paper says.
Government surveillance has been a business boon for PGP creator Phil Zimmermann, whose company Silent Circle counts SEALs and the CIA as clients. Plus: why encryption needs a "Spartacus" moment.
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.
It's relatively easy for the National Security Agency's spooks to break outdated Web encryption after vacuuming up data from fiber taps, cryptographers say. But Facebook is still using it.
Electronic Privacy Information Center organizes request by leading technologists to halt National Security Agency's domestic surveillance. They're trying a novel argument from a 2011 lawsuit.
In what was thought an impossibility, researchers break the longest code ever over a 148-day period using 21 computers.
Announcing its inductees for 2011, the National Inventors Hall of Fame is honoring people responsible for such inventions as the digital camera, the industrial robot, and the barcode.