A flaw in software that's widely used to secure Web communications means that passwords and other highly sensitive data could be exposed. Some say they've already found hundreds of Yahoo passwords.
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.
Open WhisperSystems' TextSecure update takes some cues from WhatsApp's functionality, but more importantly it frees messaging from traditional SMS networks while still sending messages between phones.
In his first extensive public comments, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden argued that mass surveillance by US intelligence failed to stop real threats like the Boston Marathon bombing. The Google Hangout video was hosted by the ACLU at South by Southwest.
Web portal now using 2,048-bit encryption keys to protect e-mail users' communication.
The iPhone and iPad maker on Friday issued a fix for its mobile devices, but left its Mac lineup unpatched. But not for long, Apple says.
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.
Encrypted PINs were taken in the recent hack but Target says the data should be "safe and secure" since the actual encryption key was not obtained.
Edward Snowden's NSA leaks have caused Google, Yahoo, and Facebook to pledge stronger Internet encryption. Is Microsoft next on the list?
This story incorrectly stated the encryption protocol Wickr uses for the security key exchange. It uses ECDH-512.