What is rule 41 and how does it affect you, living outside the U.S? Rule 41 authorizes federal magistrate judges to issue warrants for law enforcement searches and seizures. But it contains an important limitation: it requires the government to get a warrant from a judge in the jurisdiction where they want to conduct the...
If you have ever taken interest in the Great Firewall of China, you have probably heard of Shadowsocks. It is often mistaken for a VPN-based technology — but while some of the functions overlap, Shadowsocks and VPNs are two completely different things. This article will help you understand the different aspects of the two technologies....
Most top-rated VPN providers claim to have a strict no-logs policy – but can you really trust them? With little to no evidence, we don’t blame you for being hesitant to take nothing but a VPN provider’s word when it comes to the security of your sensitive personal data. has always claimed to have a...
The US Senate has voted to allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell the web browsing histories and geolocation data of their customers to advertisers and partner companies. Yes, you read that right, your privacy is up for sale with the support of the US Senate. Nothing, it seems, is sacred, or private, anymore. So...
On July 28, one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the year will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. At 3:25pm PST, the build-up to the Lightweight Unification Fight between Garcia and Easter Jr. begins. With an undercard that includes Luis Ortiz vs Razvan Cojanu, this is sure to be a...
When you connect to the internet, your data goes over an unsecured network. It can easily be monitored, recorded, altered, or stolen as it travels from your computer to web servers. When there are no strong preventive measures in place, hackers can grab your data. For example, in May and July this year, hackers store...
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...