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 ...

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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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  • 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…

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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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  • Internet.org Plays Defense with ‘Myths and Facts’ Post

    … Internet.org any of its user information. No company pays Facebook to be included in Internet.org. It will begin supporting SSL/TLS encryption in the Internet.org Android application in the coming weeks, and it is also investigating how it could provide the same security for Web-based access to Internet.org. Readers: What did you think of Internet.org’s Myths and Facts post? …

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