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
Category: Bruce Schneier
Reuters is reporting that in 2009, several senior NSA officials objected to the NSA call-records collection program.
Citadel is the first piece of malware I know of that specifically steals master passwords from password managers. Note that my own Password Safe is a target.
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.
New article on the NSA’s efforts to control academic cryptographic research in the 1970s.