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 …

    … that the content of their messages cannot be read by Facebook or government authorities. However, some of the newer machine-learning and artificial-intelligence features being developed for Messenger will not work with end-to-end encryption, according to The Guardian. Facebook would not confirm The Guardian’s report. Readers: If you have to choose between end-to-end encryption or newer features, which way would you lean? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Facebook- 19 readers -
  • 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…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitter- 9 readers -
  • Social & Mobile Apps Push Back Against FBI Pressure on Encryption

    … to decrypt it, even the companies transferring the message, such as Apple, Facebook, Whatsapp, or any others. It seems the FBI has been trying to pressure companies that use this encryption to deliberately weaken their security by building in backdoors for law enforcement to exploit. This naturally creates a weak point that can be exploited by anyone else…

    AllTwitter- 11 readers -
  • Facebook’s Best Hacks of 2015

    … Facebook’s famous hackathons have spawned many a new product and feature, and emerging markets product manager Chris Marra looked back at the social network’s favorite hacks of 2015. Marra said in a blog post: Every year, we host a number of hackathons across the globe, where teams come together for a few days to brainstorm, build for fun…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebookin Facebook- 9 readers -
  • 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…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 16 readers -
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