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Over the past few months, as the Snowden leaks have exposed increasing levels of detail about the scope and nature of the NSA's "oversight" of the Internet, there's been a great deal of discussion on how users can protect themselves. The latest leaks from the Guardian, New York Times, and Pro Publica shed light on just how futile such efforts may be. According to the latest disclosures, the NSA has cracked key encryption algorithms that formerly protected large swathes of Internet traffic, and it did so back in 2010. Previously, many such efforts were thought to be effectively impossible due to the nature and complexity of hardware required to make the job happen. It's now clear that the NSA... Read more...
Those using Google Cloud Storage got a nice treat this week when Google announced that it is now encrypting all data before it’s written to disk with 128-bit AES encryption. Google says that users essentially don’t have to do anything to take advantage of the new capabilities--there’s no setup or configuration needed on the user side. “If you require encryption for your data, this functionality frees you from the hassle and risk of managing your own encryption and decryption keys. We manage the cryptographic keys on your behalf using the same hardened key management systems that Google uses for our own encrypted data, including strict key access controls and auditing,”... Read more...
KANGURU MICRO DRIVE AES RECEIVES U.S. GOVERNMENT APPROVAL ACHIEVES FIPS 140-2 CERTIFICATION FOR SECURING SENSITIVE DATA Millis, Mass. - June 2006 - Kanguru Solutions today announced their KanguruMicro Drive AES has completed Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) Certification testing. FIPS 140-2, a rigorous federal security accreditation program completed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, sets the standard for encryption algorithms intended for use in protecting sensitive information. "FIPS 140-2 Certification is essentially the U.S. and Canadian Governments' seal of approval for a security product," said Nate Cote, Vice President of Product Management at Kanguru... Read more...