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.
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  • 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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  • 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- 10 readers -
  • 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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