Encryption

Displaying 1 - 20 of 23 articles

Western governments are threatening to undermine the encryption that keeps our online communications private. Shutterstock

Governments undermining encryption will do more harm than good

An open letter signed by security experts from around the world is calling on governments to protect encryption rather than undermine it in a quixotic attempt to tackle terrorism.
There’s a dark side to the internet. powtac/Flickr

Explainer: what is the dark web?

There's a dark side of the internet, where almost anything goes, or can be bought for the right price.
Cryptographic algorithms have been in a constant arms race with systems seeking to crack them. Yuri Samoilov/Flickr

Encryption today: how safe is it really?

Encryption has come a long way since the days of Sparta and Rome, but it's still not 100% secure.
While the NSA leaks keep coming, major email providers have tightened up security. But is encryption completely beneficial? mrbill78636

Encryption ethics: are email providers responsible for privacy?

Ex-National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden’s various leaks – the most recent being a slide showing that the NSA infected 50,000 of computer networks with remote-controlled spyware – confirm…
Teleportation is still well and truly entrenched in science fiction, unless you’re a photon. Photon™

Teleportation just got easier – but not for you, unfortunately

Thanks to two studies published in Nature last Thursday, the chance of successful teleportation has considerably increased. Which is a good thing, right? Whether or not you’ve ever been on a long-haul…
Having trouble remembering all your passwords? Don’t expect respite any time soon. Jonno Witts

Passwords: how to choose one and why we need them

I just did a count of the systems I use that require a password and gave up at 40. I know I’m not alone; for many of us, it often seems we have too many passwords to manage. They are, however, required…
The new virtual postman: Australia Post is about to launch its Digital MailBox. www.shutterstock.com

Australia Post’s digital delivery scheme may yield few returns to spender

Australia Post have every reason to be pleased with their role in the online shopping revolution. They are central to the process by providing a means of converting the virtual into the real, by delivering…
Open and poorly secured Wi-Fi networks are vulnerable to exploitation by others. doommeer

Wardriving and surviving: who else is using your Wi-Fi?

Late last month the Queensland Police started a new project to highlight the urgent need for secure wireless internet connections. The “wardriving” project involves police driving the streets of Queensland…

Top contributors

More