The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has vigorously denied that the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) tampered with NIST's process of vetting and choosing encryption algorithms.
Though the National Security Agency spends billions of dollars to crack encryption technologies, security experts maintain that properly implemented, encryption is still the best way to maintain online privacy.
New reports suggest the NSA is capable of cracking many of the encryption protocols being used today. Here are tools that minimize that risk.
The NSA has cracked much of the encryption that protects global commerce, banking, trade secrets, and medical records, according to the report, which cites documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden
IDriveSync is an easy-to-use cloud storage and syncing solution that offers added security missing from some of its rivals. It offers both AES 256-bit and private key encryption, which will appeal to anyone who's weary of weak cloud-based security.
An email provider reportedly used by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shut down on Thursday, citing an ongoing court battle that it could not discuss.
An open-source software project aims to give software developers a simple way to wrap encryption into their applications to thwart online surveillance efforts.
Why should the NSA have all the surveillance fun? Its PRISM spy software is built into a wide variety of tools available to everybody.
If you don't use a password to unlock your computer, smartphone, or tablet, most encryption software won't protect your private or proprietary data if the device is lost or stolen.
Take these basic steps to safeguard your business's invaluable information assets.