Breaking the Zeppelin Ransomware Encryption Scheme

Schneier on Security

“If we can recover the RSA-512 Public Key from the registry, we can crack it and get the 256-bit AES Key that encrypts the files!” “The challenge was that they delete the [public key] once the files are fully encrypted.

Samsung Encryption Flaw

Schneier on Security

Researchers have found a major encryption flaw in 100 million Samsung Galaxy phones. Here are the details: As we discussed in Section 3, the wrapping key used to encrypt the key blobs (HDK) is derived using a salt value computed by the Keymaster TA.


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Hyundai Uses Example Keys for Encryption System

Schneier on Security

“Turns out the [AES] encryption key in that script is the first AES 128-bit CBC example key listed in the NIST document SP800-38A [PDF]” […]. “ Uncategorized AES cars encryption keys

Double-Encrypting Ransomware

Schneier on Security

In the first, hackers encrypt data with ransomware A and then re-encrypt that data with ransomware B. In that case, data is only encrypted once, but a victim would need both decryption keys to unlock everything. Uncategorized encryption extortion malware ransomware

FBI/AFP-Run Encrypted Phone

Schneier on Security

For three years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Australian Federal Police owned and operated a commercial encrypted phone app, called AN0M, that was used by organized crime around the world. We’ve seen law enforcement take over encrypted apps before: for example, EncroChat.

Facebook Is Now Encrypting Links to Prevent URL Stripping

Schneier on Security

Facebook has responded by encrypting the entire URL into a single ciphertext blob. Uncategorized browsers encryption Facebook trackingSome sites, including Facebook, add parameters to the web address for tracking purposes.

Let's Encrypt Vulnerability

Schneier on Security

The BBC is reporting a vulnerability in the Let's Encrypt certificate service: In a notification email to its clients, the organisation said: "We recently discovered a bug in the Let's Encrypt certificate authority code. I am seeing nothing on the Let's Encrypt website.

Zoom Lied about End-to-End Encryption

Schneier on Security

The facts aren’t news, but Zoom will pay $85M — to the class-action attorneys, and to users — for lying to users about end-to-end encryption, and for giving user data to Facebook and Google without consent. Uncategorized courts encryption lies videoconferencing

Best Encryption Software for 2022

eSecurity Planet

It’s been a couple of decades since data tapes delivered by trucks made encryption a standard enterprise cybersecurity practice. Thus, data in transit, as well as data at rest, should be made indecipherable via strong encryption. What is Encryption? Data in Use Encryption.

Intentional Flaw in GPRS Encryption Algorithm GEA-1

Schneier on Security

The first encryption algorithm for that standard was GEA-1, a stream cipher built on three linear-feedback shift registers and a non-linear combining function. Details are in the paper: “ Cryptanalysis of the GPRS Encryption Algorithms GEA-1 and GEA-2.”

Ransomware hackers adopting Intermittent Encryption

CyberSecurity Insiders

According to a study conducted by security firm SentinelOne, ransomware spreading hackers are adopting a new encryption standard named ‘Intermittent Encryption’ while targeting victims. Ransomware Intermittent Encryption

How Health Care Data Encryption Fits Into Your Security Strategy

Security Boulevard

The post How Health Care Data Encryption Fits Into Your Security Strategy appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Cryptanalysis of an Old Zip Encryption Algorithm

Schneier on Security

Mike Stay broke an old zipfile encryption algorithm to recover $300,000 in bitcoin. bitcoin cryptanalysis cryptocurrency cryptography encryptionDefCon talk here.

New German Government is Pro-Encryption and Anti-Backdoors

Schneier on Security

Such regulations, which are already enshrined in the interim solution of the ePrivacy Regulation, for example, “diametrically contradict the character of the coalition agreement” because secure end-to-end encryption is guaranteed there, Zimmermann said.

Asymmetric vs symmetric encryption: What’s the difference?

Tech Republic Security

Both asymmetric and symmetric encryption are being used by businesses to protect their information. The post Asymmetric vs symmetric encryption: What’s the difference? CXO Security asymmetric encryption encryption symmetric encryption

What Damage Can Happen If Data Leaks When Quantum Computing Breaks Today’s Encryption

Joseph Steinberg

At some point in the not-so-distant future, quantum computers are going to pose a major threat to today’s encryption mechanisms and encrypted data. To begin with, all of today’s encrypted communications could potentially be at risk of being leaked and abused.

What Is Encryption Key Management?

Security Boulevard

What Is Encryption Key Management? To keep data safe, it is encrypted and decrypted using encryption keys. Types of Encryption Keys. There are two main types of encryption keys : symmetric and asymmetric. First, the encryption keys need to be made.

UK Government to Launch PR Campaign Undermining End-to-End Encryption

Schneier on Security

Rolling Stone is reporting that the UK government has hired the M&C Saatchi advertising agency to launch an anti-encryption advertising campaign. Uncategorized child pornography children crypto wars cybersecurity encryption marketing privacy propaganda

Which Types Of Encryption Will Remain Secure As Quantum Computing Develops – And Which Popular Ones Will Not

Joseph Steinberg

As I discussed last month, unless we take actions soon, a tremendous amount of data that is today protected through the use of encryption will become vulnerable to exposure. To protect data in the quantum computing era , therefore, we must change how we encrypt.

Ransomware makes use of intermittent encryption to bypass detection algorithms

Tech Republic Security

The post Ransomware makes use of intermittent encryption to bypass detection algorithms appeared first on TechRepublic. Security encryption intermittent encryption ransomwareSome ransomware groups are now using a new method to try to bypass those detections.

Best Practices for Improving Cloud Encryption 

Security Boulevard

One way to enhance cloud security is to improve cloud encryption. Most cloud service providers include primary encryption features and. The post Best Practices for Improving Cloud Encryption appeared first on Security Boulevard.

Best encryption software 2022

Tech Republic Security

Encryption software protects confidential and private data in transit and at rest by making it accessible only to authorized individuals. Learn about the best encryption software and techniques. The post Best encryption software 2022 appeared first on TechRepublic.

Microsoft Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) doesn’t ensure confidentiality

Security Affairs

A bug in the message encryption mechanism used by Microsoft in Office 365 can allow to access the contents of the messages. The experts pointed out that Microsoft Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) relies on Electronic Codebook (ECB) mode of operation.

Cryptanalysis of ENCSecurity’s Encryption Implementation

Schneier on Security

ENCSecurity markets a file encryption system, and it’s used by SanDisk, Sony, Lexar, and probably others. Despite it using AES as its algorithm, it’s implementation is flawed in multiple ways—and breakable.

MongoDB Offers Field Level Encryption

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MongoDB now has the ability to encrypt data by field : MongoDB calls the new feature Field Level Encryption. It works kind of like end-to-end encrypted messaging, which scrambles data as it moves across the internet, revealing it only to the sender and the recipient. authentication cryptography encryption hacking keys

Breaking 256-bit Elliptic Curve Encryption with a Quantum Computer

Schneier on Security

It would require 317 × 10 6 physical qubits to break the encryption within one hour using the surface code, a code cycle time of 1 μ s, a reaction time of 10 μ s, and a physical gate error of 10 -3.

Encryption: How It Works, Types, and the Quantum Future

eSecurity Planet

Encryption and the development of cryptography have been a cornerstone of IT security for decades and remain critical for data protection against evolving threats. The race continues for cryptographers to keep encryption systems ahead of cryptanalysts and hackers. What is Encryption?

Encryption: One Of The Most Powerful Ways To Keep Data Private – But Governments Want To Outlaw It

Joseph Steinberg

Today, October 21, marks the first ever organized Global Encryption Day, dedicated to spreading awareness of the importance of utilizing encryption to protect sensitive information, both when it is in transit (e.g., CyberSecurity encryption government privacy rights

Apple Abandoned Plans for Encrypted iCloud Backup after FBI Complained

Schneier on Security

This is new from Reuters: More than two years ago, Apple told the FBI that it planned to offer users end-to-end encryption when storing their phone data on iCloud, according to one current and three former FBI officials and one current and one former Apple employee.

Ransomware Groups Turn to Intermittent Encryption to Speed Attack Times

eSecurity Planet

To accelerate the ransomware encryption process and make it harder to detect, cybercriminal groups have begun using a new technique: intermittent encryption. Intermittent encryption allows the ransomware encryption malware to encrypt files partially or only encrypt parts of the files.

Data Leakage from Encrypted Databases

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Matthew Green has a super-interesting blog post about information leakage from encrypted databases. academicpapers databases encryptionIt describes the recent work by Paul Grubbs, Marie-Sarah Lacharité, Brice Minaud, and Kenneth G. Paterson. Even the summary is too much to summarize, so read it.

Google Releases Basic Homomorphic Encryption Tool

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From a Wired article : Private Join and Compute uses a 1970s methodology known as "commutative encryption" to allow data in the data sets to be encrypted with multiple keys, without it mattering which order the keys are used in. This is helpful for multiparty computation, where you need to apply and later peel away multiple layers of encryption without affecting the computations performed on the encrypted data. cryptography encryption google

Zoom Will Be End-to-End Encrypted for All Users

Schneier on Security

Zoom is doing the right thing : it's making end-to-end encryption available to all users, paid and unpaid. cybersecurity encryption securityengineering twofactorauthentication videoconferencing

Security of Solid-State-Drive Encryption

Schneier on Security

Interesting research: " Self-encrypting deception: weaknesses in the encryption of solid state drives (SSDs) ": Abstract: We have analyzed the hardware full-disk encryption of several SSDs by reverse engineering their firmware. In theory, the security guarantees offered by hardware encryption are similar to or better than software implementations. This challenges the view that hardware encryption is preferable over software encryption.

Data encryption as a crucial step to manage data access and security

Tech Republic Security

With data breaches on the rise, encryption has never been more important for protecting companies against hackers and cyberattacks. The post Data encryption as a crucial step to manage data access and security appeared first on TechRepublic.

Serious Security: Microsoft Office 365 attacked over feeble encryption

Naked Security

How 2022 is your encryption? Cryptography Microsoft ECB Office Windows

Everything Encrypted Will Soon Become Decryptable: We Must Prepare Now For The Era Of Quantum Computers

Joseph Steinberg

Nearly every piece of data that is presently protected through the use of encryption may become vulnerable to exposure unless we take action soon. Performing a transition to new, quantum-safe encryption is complex, timely, and expensive. CyberSecurity encryption quantum computing

How to Use Signal Encrypted Messaging

WIRED Threat Level

The best end-to-end encrypted messaging app has a host of security features. Here are the ones you should care about. Security Security / Security Advice

Attorney General William Barr on Encryption Policy

Schneier on Security

Yesterday, Attorney General William Barr gave a major speech on encryption policy -- what is commonly known as "going dark." Particularly with respect to encryption marketed to consumers, the significance of the risk should be assessed based on its practical effect on consumer cybersecurity, as well as its relation to the net risks that offering the product poses for society. backdoors cryptowars encryption essays lawenforcement nationalsecuritypolicy

Cryptanalyzing a Pair of Russian Encryption Algorithms

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academicpapers algorithms backdoors cryptanalysis cryptography encryption hashes russiaA pair of Russia-designed cryptographic algorithms -- the Kuznyechik block cipher and the Streebog hash function -- have the same flawed S-box that is almost certainly an intentional backdoor. It's just not the kind of mistake you make by accident, not in 2014.

Enterprise Data Encryption Use Reaches Historic Highs

Security Boulevard

For decades, enterprise data encryption and effective key management were something most enterprises wanted to do but couldn’t — if they tried to do it at all. The post Enterprise Data Encryption Use Reaches Historic Highs appeared first on Security Boulevard.

What Is Encrypted DNS Traffic?

Heimadal Security

Encrypted DNS traffic is a type of DNS traffic secured in a way that no third party can intervene during a DNS resolution (the process of translating a domain name into an IP address). The post What Is Encrypted DNS Traffic?

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Breaking Encryption Myths (EU Commission on Encryption)

Adam Shostack

I’ve signed onto a letter to the European Commission on end to end encrypted communications. Software Engineering