Category: Bruce Schneier

Regin: Another Military-Grade Malware 0

Regin: Another Military-Grade Malware

Regin is another military – grade surveillance malware (tech details from Symantec and Kaspersky ). It seems to have been in operation between 2008 and 2011. The Intercept has linked it to NSA/GCHQ operations, although I am still skeptical of the NSA/GCHQ hacking Belgian cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater

A New Free CA 0

A New Free CA

Announcing Let’s Encrypt , a new free certificate authority. This is a joint project of EFF, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, and the University of Michigan.

Whatsapp Is Now End-to-End Encrypted 0

Whatsapp Is Now End-to-End Encrypted

Whatapp is now offering end-to-end message encryption: Whatsapp will integrate the open-source software Textsecure, created by privacy-focused non-profit Open Whisper Systems, which scrambles messages with a cryptographic key that only the user can access and never leaves his or her device. I don’t know the details, but the article talks about perfect forward secrecy. Moxie Marlinspike is involved, which gives me some confidence that it’s a robust implementation.