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Could the Bitcoin blockchain one day run your entire city?

Could the Bitcoin blockchain one day run your entire city? The smart city is not a pipe dream, but it is a big, intimidating problem.At this point, it seems more likely that personal objections to the invasiveness of the programs will do more to block smart city functionality than technological barriers.

NIST report says we urgently need more work in post-quantum cryptography

NIST report says we urgently need more work in post-quantum cryptography The study of how to keep encrypting messages even in the face of exponentially increased computing power is called “post-quantum cryptography,” or “quantum-resistant cryptography,” and the reality is that nobody knows quite how urgent it really is.Perhaps real, programmable quantum computers will never be a reality — but perhaps they will, and if they will, we’d better be ready.

Hospital pays ransomware, but doesn’t get files decrypted

Hospital pays ransomware, but doesn’t get files decrypted Rather than unlock the hospital’s files, they asked for more money.It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular internet user or the IT guy at a hospital, a ransomware infection has the same consequences.

Samsung plans to add intrusive advertising to its smart TVs

Samsung plans to add intrusive advertising to its smart TVs As a result, it’s reportedly testing programs that would add new advertisements to the main menu bar of its higher-end televisions.When Samsung introduced advertising in 2012, the ads were only shown if the user first clicked the apps button.

Apple opens iPhone kernel to improve performance without reducing security

For the last few years, Apple has made security and privacy cornerstones of its iOS development process.That outcome may have been partly behind Cupertino’s recent decision to open part of its iOS operating system.

Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans

Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans (The term pre-dates wireless internet, and a Wi-Fi-connected computer is not air-gapped, despite the literal gap of air around it.) So how do you hack your way into an air-gapped computer?

Facebook Messenger getting end-to-end encryption via Secret Conversations feature

Facebook Messenger getting end-to-end encryption via Secret Conversations feature According to an announcement posted on Facebook’s Newsroom blog, the company soon plans to begin rolling out a version of end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app and service.During the roll out, Facebook will be testing out its ability to foster one-to-one Secret Conversations within in Messenger while keeping the singular chats encrypted and only viewable by the parties involved.

Google is testing a Chrome browser that adds post-quantum encryption

Google is testing a Chrome browser that adds post-quantum encryption So, we need a new algorithms for key exchange, or a new way of getting around the requirement for key exchange.Enter, post-quantum cryptography and, in the case of this new experiment from Google, a software solution called CECPQ1.

iOS 10 & MaS Sierra abandon PPTP VPN; focus on better encryption

iOS 10 & MaS Sierra abandon PPTP VPN; focus on better encryption It seems that iOS 10 and macOS Sierra users may have trouble using PPTP VPNs, after it was discovered that the new systems no longer support older security protocols.The company says that although PPTP was originally one of the first security protocols, it's now considered weak and not recommended.

Microsoft: Saying goodbye to passwords and saying 'Hello' to better encryption

Microsoft: Saying goodbye to passwords and saying 'Hello' to better encryption Molly Dalton, has a very specific role at Microsoft: She and her team are working to say goodbye to traditional passwords and 'hello' to Windows Hello.And Dalton says there are much better ways to do things now.

In bid to achieve quantum encryption, China set to finish 2,000-kilometer 'quantum link'

In bid to achieve quantum encryption, China set to finish 2,000-kilometer 'quantum link' Now, China is nearing completion of another major facet in its push for a quantum phone at the capital building: a 2,000-kilometer fiber-optic line for ferrying quantum encryption keys.It’s the beginning of China’s roll-out of true quantum encryption technology.