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December 2015

Researchers identify quantum cryptography key vulnerability

A team of researchers at Linkoping University and Stockholm University discovered a security vulnerability that compromises the integrity of quantum cryptography technologies. In a study reported in the research journal Science Advances, the team found that by replacing the photon source that is used to create a quantum cryptography key with a traditional light source, attackers can identify the key and crack the encryption code. Read article: http://www.scmagazine.com/researchers-identify-quantum-cryptography-key-vulnerability/article/461032/

cryptovision Wishes You a Joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

The holidays are not a time or a season, but a state of mind. They remind us to show caring and compassion to those less fortunate than us and offer forgiveness and understanding to any who may have wronged us. But most of all, the holidays remind us of the importance of acceptance and tolerance for all, regardless of race or religion and challenge us to work toward peace and …Read More

The 2015 Top Ten Global Hacks

If you’re an analyst who predicted that cyber attacks would go through the roof this year, 2015 has not been a disappointment. True to industry predictions, more security breaches through hacking have hit the headlines than ever before. Whether the target is a massive corporation or a small business, no organization is too big or too small to escape hackers’ scrutiny. Although this is by no means an exhaustive list, …Read More

German cabinet approves ID plan for migrants

Germany has announced that the wave of new migrants entering the country will receive ID cards linked to a centralised system storing fingerprints. It has been confirmed that the cards will hold information on refugees’ date and place of birth, nationality and gender, as well as a photo and details on height and eye colour. While it is unclear if the cards will be biometric, registration centres will also take fingerprints. …Read More

cryptovision Mentioned in Bruce Schneier’s Worldwide Cryptographic Products Survey

Back in September, renowned crypto expert Bruce Schneier announced his intention to survey the world market of cryptographic products. His goal is to compile a list of encryption products that can be used to protect arbitrary data and messages. That is, he is not interested in products that are specifically designed for a narrow application, like financial transactions, or products that provide authentication or data integrity. He is interested in …Read More

BSI Comprehensively Expands s/mail Approval

If you want to protect yourself from secret services or military opponents, you need e-mail encryption at the highest level. cryptovision’s s/mail has been the foremost solution for such high security requirements for over a decade. s/mail was approved by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) for implementing appropriate security measures and while being free of errors. For this purpose, the BSI used a criteria catalog similar to …Read More

Apple’s CEO On Encryption: “You Can’t Have A Back Door That’s Only For The Good Guys”

There’s a burning debate – bordering on a battle – between the U.S. government and technology companies over encryption. The government asserts that encryption – when it is so strong that the police can not eavesdrop on communications in their efforts to catch and prosecute criminals – is a bad thing. Some government officials have even suggested that terrorists use encrypted communications to help carry out their acts of malice. …Read More