Online privacy was dealt a major blow at the end of March 2018 when the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act was added in the near the end of a 2,232 page budget bill. The CLOUD Act was never voted on by the US Congress or even reviewed. Instead it was slipped into...
Are you still using Facebook? Do you feel like you can still trust the social media giant, despite all the data leaks that have occurred in the past few months? Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve probably heard about the Cambridge Analytica – Facebook scandal. To recap the situation, in 2014, 270,000...
For the past 30 plus years, the IACR (International Association for Cryptographic Research) has been at the cutting edge of cryptographic research. They run three conferences a year; Crypto (In the United States), EuroCrypt and AsiaCrypt. I spoke with Orr Dunkelman, General Chair for EuroCrypt, which is taking place in Tel Aviv, Israel from April...
The eyes of the cyber security world were on the popular RSA Conference that was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA from April 16-20. We had a chance to catch up with Linda Gray Martin, General Manager of  the Cconference, on the final day and talk about some of the Conference highlights....
Kyoohyung Han is a PhD student in the Department of Mathematical Science at the Seoul National University in Korea. He recently gave a presentation at EuroCrypt 2018 titled Homomorphic Lower Digit Removal and Improved FHE Bootstrapping. He was generous enough to give me a few minutes of his time and talk a little more about...
Michael Walter is currently working on his post doctoral research at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) in Austria. I caught up with him at the EuroCrypt 2018 conference in Tel Aviv, where he gave a talk titled – On the Bit Security of Cryptographic Primitives. Bit Security has received a lot of criticism...
The biggest names in cybersecurity are getting together in Tel Aviv, Israel from June 17th – June 22nd at the Tel Aviv University. Cyber Week has grown into one of the top annual cybersecurity events in the world. The conference will bring together experts from over 60 countries and will include over 50 panels, workshops,...
Recently, VPNs were banned in China and are now considered a crime by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). This comes as a hindrance to residents of China that have been using VPNs as a method to access various blocked websites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Understanding the Background Since VPNs are a...
When it comes to internet censorship worldwide, nothing outranks the Great Firewall of China. If you’re planning a trip to China, you should be aware that websites and services such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, and even Whatsapp are all blocked. (You can see what other popular sites are blocked, here) China blocks these sites to...
You’re never fully safe from malware. It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting for streams, downloading files, or just browsing. There’s always a risk of catching a virus or falling for a cleverly disguised ad. That may not be pleasant to think about – but there is a solution. Virtual private networks (VPNs) encrypt your connection and hide...