Encryption

In cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding messages or information in such a way that only authorized parties can read it. Encryption does not of itself prevent interception, but denies the message content to the interceptor. In an encryption scheme, the message or information, referred to as plaintext, is encrypted using an encryption algorithm, generating ciphertext that can only be read if decrypted. For technical reasons, an encryption scheme usually uses a pseudo-random encryption key generated by an algorithm.
Posts about Encryption
  • SSL Is Now the Default on Tumblr

    … SSL (secure sockets layer) is finally the default for new blogs on Tumblr. Security engineer Josh Hixson announced the move via tweet (embedded below), crediting fellow Tumblr security engineer Kelly Lum: Thanks to @aloria, new @Tumblr blogs have SSL enabled by default! Steady progress towards a bright, HTTPS-only blog network future — Josh…

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  • End-to-End Encryption Coming to Facebook Messenger, But …

    … The good news: End-to-end encryption may soon be coming to Facebook Messenger. The bad news: Users may have to sacrifice some of the application’s machine-learning features. The Guardian reported that the social network plans to offer the option of end-to-end encryption to Messenger users “in the coming months,” enabling users to ensure…

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  • WhatsApp Launches End-to-End Encryption

    … WhatsApp upped its security game in a big way with this week’s announcement that it now provides full end-to-end encryption. Co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton announced the news in a blog post, saying that users do not need to take any actions to activate end-to-end encryption, as it is now the default in versions of the WhatsApp…

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  • Social & Mobile Apps Push Back Against FBI Pressure on Encryption

    … Encryption has been a hot button issue in social media in the last few years. End-to-end encryption is becoming the standard, and it seems law enforcement agencies aren’t happy about this. With the escalation between the FBI and Apple over tech giant’s refusal to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, the effects could spill over onto social…

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  • WhatsApp Beta Includes Facebook Sharing Option

    … with Facebook to improve my Facebook experiences. Aaron Brown of Daily Express speculated that users who opt in to this feature would see their WhatsApp contact lists used within Facebook, potentially for friend finder, suggested groups or suggested pages. Santos also pointed out that the new beta version of WhatsApp includes a new end-to-end…

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  • Facebook’s Best Hacks of 2015

    … were: A prototype for Facebook-owned Oculus VR and other virtual reality systems that uses the standard React library to allow developers to write code while wearing VR headsets. Moving optics to the middle of top-of-rack switch boards, making cooling easier, improving signal integrity and reducing power consumption. The rainbow filter…

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  • Facebook: Apps Must Support SHA-2 Encryption by Oct. 1

    … Facebook followed up its test of improved encryption for notification emails with a mandate that developers move to a more secure standard for their applications. As of Oct. 1, apps that do not support SHA-2 certificate signatures will be unable to connect to the social network, production engineer Adam Gross wrote in a post on the Facebook…

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