October 13, 2016
Academic researchers show how to place undetectable encryption backdoors in cryptographic keys and passively decrypt data, which could undermine confidence in certain algorithms.
September 23, 2016
A new FBI ransomware alert urges victims to report incidents to federal law enforcement, gives defense tips and urges victims to avoid paying a ransom, if possible.
June 02, 2016
In this Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss Craig Wright's failed effort to prove he is bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto and what that means for cryptocurrency.
May 03, 2016
Craig Wright's second attempt to prove he's the bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, was debunked after fooling the mainstream press, but his motives are still a mystery.
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With data increasingly held hostage, companies are learning the downside of encryption and cryptocurrency. As some organizations admit to paying ransoms, will the problem get worse? Continue Reading
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