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Secure Quick Reliable Login

A highly secure, comprehensive, easy-to-use replacement for usernames, passwords, reminders, one-time-code authenticators . . . and everything else.

https://grc.com/sqrl/sqrl.html

#privacy #security #encryption #passwords #OTP #technology #logins #usernames #authentication #websites
 
"The past weekend some members of the #XMPP community gathered in Düsseldorf to work on the next iteration of the #OMEMO #Encryption Specification. All of us agree that the result – version 0.4 of XEP-0384 – is a huge step forward and better than ever!'
OMEMO Specification Sprint
 

#CryptoWars: The #EARN IT Act Is a Sneak #Attack on #Encryption


source: https://www.wired.com/story/earn-it-act-sneak-attack-on-encryption/
As the final text of the bill circulated, the Department of #Justice held a press conference about its own effort to curb #online child predation: a set of 11 "voluntary principles" that a growing number of tech companies—including #Facebook, #Google, #Microsoft, Roblox, #Snap, and #Twitter—have pledged to follow. Though the principles the companies are pledging to adopt don't specifically impact encryption themselves, the event had an explicit anti-encryption message. The cumulative effect of this morning's announcements could define the geography of the next crypto wars.
#news #internet #politics #usa #children
 

LibreCrypt


If you have a LUKS encrypted USB stick - how do you use it on Windows?

There used to be FreeOTFE. "FreeOTFE was initially released by Sarah Dean in 2004, and was the first open source code disk encryption system that provided a modular architecture allowing 3rd parties to implement additional algorithms if needed." This project was abandoned 2011, but in June 2014 a fork of FreeOTFE named LibreCrypt appeared on GitHub.

https://github.com/t-d-k/LibreCrypt

LibreCrypt is the only way to read LUKS volumes on Windows. The user interface is the most friendly of the open-source OTFE applications. Runs on Windows Vista onwards. Portable mode doesn't need to be installed and leaves little trace on 3rd party PCs but administrator rights are needed.

It is still in Beta and has issues (see github site). It's interesting to note that there is no way to use a LUKS encrypted USB on Windows PCs if you don't have administrator rights. As far as I know... Show more...
 
#encryption #backdoor "act"
Burn the EARN IT Act
 
It's not nice that you have to use your phone number, but Signal is great. WhatsApp = Idiots' Messenger. There are better choices.

https://www.wired.com/story/signal-encrypted-messaging-features-mainstream/

#signal #messenger #opensource #security #privacy #encryption #xmpp #riot #matrix #linux #gnu #bsd #openbsd
 
Fictional, though still amazing, production forgot, that ex CIA Agent Carrie would always send sensitive information using #email #encryption. #Homeland S6E2 ~minute 23 in @Apple Mail. @SHO_Homeland 🔒🔑

 
Fictional, though still amazing, that production forgot to ensure, ex CIA Agent Carrie would always send sensitive information using #email #encryption. #Homeland S6E2 ~minute 23 in @Apple Mail. @SHO_Homeland 🔒🔑
 

EARN IT is a direct attack on end-to-end encryption – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering


Matthew Green knows WTF he's talking about
#encryption
 
Quote of note:

“The EARN IT Bill is a Trojan horse to give Attorney General Barr and Donald Trump the power to control online speech and require government access to every aspect of Americans’ lives.” "

Tweet via https://twitter.com/RonWyden/status/1235640470015008768

Background: The Cybersecurity 202: Senate bill sparks open war over encryption

Also: Senators Hawley & Feinstein Join Graham & Blumenthal In Announcing Bill To Undermine Both Encryption And Section 230

#encryption #Section230 #SafeHarbor #surveillance #privacy #FourthAmendment #FirstAmendment
 
● NEWS ● #eff #backdoors #surveillance ☞ The #GrahamBlumenthal Bill: A New Path for DOJ to Finally Break #Encryption
 
Protect our Speech and Security Online: Reject the Graham-Blumenthal Proposal

"Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal are quietly circulating a serious threat to your free speech and security online. Their proposal would give the Attorney General the power t
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Multiboot with Encrypted /boot Partition with Arch Linux and ObenBSD (on encrypted partitions as well) - Full Disk Encryption


-feel free to post this how-to somewhere else, so anyone trying to complete the same will find it -
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This how-to is about creating a fully encrypted multiboot system with Archlinux and Openbsd. It was said in a post that Linux - BSD multiboot with full disk encryption is not possible, so here are the steps. Full disk encryption means in this case that the /boot partition is encrypted and also the system partitions are encrypted. I tried to be very detailed, in order to help Linux users in the future trying to do the same.
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A. Arch Linux

Source:

https://www.pavelkogan.com/2014/05/23/luks-full-disk-encryption/

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installation_guide

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Protect our Speech and Security Online: Reject the Graham-Blumenthal Proposal

"Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal are quietly circulating a serious threat to your free speech and security online. Their proposal would give the Attorney General the power to unilaterally write new rules for how online platforms and services must operate in order to rely on Section 230, the most important law protecting free speech online. The AG could use this power to force tech companies to undermine our secure and private communications."

"We must stop this dangerous proposal before it sees the light of day. Please tell your members of Congress to reject the so-called EARN IT Act."

#privacy #encryption #... Show more...
 
"end-to-end" typically refers to #e2e #encryption (the only true form of #privacy ... nobody in the middle can decrypt)

Now it's being spun as a pro- #surveillance buzzword/term
Kubeflow 1.0: An open source journey towards end-to-end enterprise machine learning
 
● NEWS ● #techdirt #police #privacy ☞ #LawEnforcement Official Claims Citizens Use Better #Encryption Than Cops Do
 
● NEWS ● #techdirt #surveillance #trumpland ☞ Barr's Motives, #Encryption and Protecting Children; DOJ 230 Workshop Review, Part III
 

#MI5 chief asks tech firms for 'exceptional access' to encrypted #messages


source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/25/mi5-chief-asks-tech-firms-for-exceptional-access-to-encrypted-messages
Parker called on the tech firms to “use the brilliant technologists you’ve got” to answer a question: “Can you provide end-to-end encryption but on an exceptional basis – exceptional basis – where there is a legal warrant and a compelling case to do it, provide access to stop the most serious forms of harm happening?”
#encryption #security #terror #crime #politics #surveillance #uk #gchq #question
 

#Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure #Messaging to the Masses


source: https://www.wired.com/story/signal-encrypted-messaging-features-mainstream/

#communication #messenger #security #privacy #software #opensource #news #freedom #encryption
 
● NEWS ● #techdirt ☞ #CyVance Is So Sure #Encryption Is Pure Evil He Thinks Over-The-Air Software Updates Are Just Encryption #Backdoors #Apple Won't Tell Him About
 
● NEWS ● #techdirt #surveillance #backdoors ☞ Attorney General Barr's Anti- #Encryption Efforts Aren't Supported By Many #FBI Officials
 
CoyIM is a standalone XMPP chat client with a focus on safety and security. It has built-in support for Tor, OTR and TLS. The Tor support allows users to become anonymous when chatting, OTR makes end-to-end encryption of communication possible, and TLS adds another layer of encryption for communication with chat servers. These features are core parts of the application: they are not plugins or extras in any way.” – Nice!

cons: not yet audited and without support for MUC (multi-user chat).

More about CoyIM by Ola Bini here, and official website for downloads. Recommended XMPP service provider: https://dismail.de/

#floss #foss #coyim #xmpp #privacy #security #privacidade #segurança #otr #tor #e2ee #anonymity #onionservice #tls #golang #go #jabber #dismail #client #xmppclient #olabini #cypherpunks #freeassange #freeolabini #messenger #im #encryption #messengers #opensource #freesoftware #surveillance #hacktivism #forwardsecrecy #pidgin
CoyIM – a secure chat client
 
● NEWS ● #techdirt #apple #backdoor (publicity stunts that mislead the public?) ☞ The #FBI Can Get Into The Latest IPhones, So Why Is It Asking Apple To Break #Encryption On Older Models?
 
Nextcloud Hub takes on Google Docs and Office 365

https://www.zdnet.com/article/nextcloud-hub-takes-on-google-docs-and-office-365

Best known as a do-it-yourself cloud storage service, Nextcloud challenges SaaS vendors with launch of Hub.

#Nextcloud #Hub #OnlyOffice #EU #Germany #voip #data #sovereignty #cloud #on-premise #storage #encryption #SaaS #technology #GDPR #groupware #LibreOffice #google #microsoft #France #Sweden #office #awd #politics #trade #office365 #usa
 

Apple killed E2E encryption two years ago! And they didn't tell anyone!

When Apple spoke privately to the FBI about its work on phone security the following year, the end-to-end encryption plan had been dropped, according to the six sources. Reuters could not determine why exactly Apple dropped the plan.

“Legal killed it, for reasons you can imagine,” another former Apple employee said he was told, without any specific mention of why the plan was dropped or if the FBI was a factor in the decision.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive-idUSKBN1ZK1CT

#Apple #encryption #fbi #surveillance #e2e #smartphone #iphone
 
Image/photoanonymiss wrote the following post Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:41:26 +0100

\#Apple dropped plan for #encrypting backups after #FBI complained


source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive-idUSKBN1ZK1CT
That person told Reuters the company did not want to risk being attacked by public officials for protecting criminals, sued for moving previously accessible data out of reach of government agencies or used as an excuse for new legislation against encryption.
#security #Privacy #police #crime #news #encryption #cloud #icloud
#Apple #defectivebydesign
 

#Apple dropped plan for #encrypting backups after #FBI complained


source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive-idUSKBN1ZK1CT
That person told Reuters the company did not want to risk being attacked by public officials for protecting criminals, sued for moving previously accessible data out of reach of government agencies or used as an excuse for new legislation against encryption.
#security #Privacy #police #crime #news #encryption #cloud #icloud
 
● NEWS ● #eff #privacy #encryption ☞ Tuesday Hearing: #EFF Argues in #NewJersey Supreme Court That Defendant Can’t Be Forced to Turn Over Password to Encrypted iPhone
 
● NEWS ● #techdirt #trumpism #surveillance ☞ Dear #Reuters : This Is NOT How You Report On Dishonest, Disingenuous Talking Points From US Officials Regarding #Encryption
 
● NEWS ● #hrw #backdoor #usdoj ☞ US Government Challenges #Apple on #Encryption (Again)
 
● NEWS ● #internetsociety #Privacy #Surveillance ☞ Strong #Encryption Is Central to Good Security – #India ’s Proposed Intermediary Rules Puts It at Risk
Strong Encryption Is Central to Good Security – India’s Proposed Intermediary Rules Puts It at Risk
 
#encryption
 
● NEWS ● #techdirt ☞ #SanBernardino 2.0: #FBI Asking Apple To Crack #Encryption On Phones Owned By #Pensacola Naval Station Gunman
 
The year of #encryption is upon us
https://www.ncipher.com/blog/year-encryption-upon-us no encryption means no real #security but mere illusion of it, e.g. government back doors/remote access
 
What's #HTTPS for secure computing?
https://opensource.com/article/20/1/confidential-computing #security #encryption
 
#encryption of #email works well, except for hiding the identities of people who talk to one another
 

Proponents of the development of quantum computers state that #quantum #computer #technology could lead to breakthroughs in #self-learning #artificial #intelligence ( #AI), provide #medical insights by #simulating incredibly complex #biological molecules, manage #financial #risk at banks…

It will also be able to #simultaneously break all existing #cryptographic keys while setting the stage for #uncrackable quantum #encryption. Exactly this point is why many nations--led by the #U.S. and #China--have taken a strong #interest in quantum computing.
 
#Linux File #Encryption
Linux File Encryption
 
#Briar 1.2 released, contacts can now be added by exchanging links:

https://briarproject.org/news/2019-briar-1.2-released-remote-contacts/

#messenger #Encryption #communication #freedom #security #privacy #privacyBYdefault #software #news
 
Paralelni_polis
22h22 hours ago
Today is exactly 1 year since Timothy C.May passed away. A person of great influence in advocating #encryption, personal #privacy and the right to retain #anonymity. #Cypherpunk #legend #Cryptoanarchist #Manifesto
Watch his full lecture at #hcpp16 in here:
 
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