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Phishing attacks: 6 reasons why we keep taking…

This blog has been updated to reflect industry developments. Originally published Mar 27, 2017 Phishing attacks are a persistent threat to businesses. A staggering 90% of breaches involve phishing, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Digest.…

John Paul Stevens Was a Cryptographer

I didn't know that Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens "was also a cryptographer for the Navy during World War II." He was a proponent of individual privacy.Read more: schneier.com

Friday Squid Blogging: Humbolt Squid in Mexico is…

The Humbolt squid are getting smaller: Rawley and the other researchers found a flurry of factors that drove the jumbo squid's demise. The Gulf of California historically cycled between warm-water El Niño conditions and cool-water…

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Insider Logic Bombs

Add to the "not very smart criminals" file: According to court documents, Tinley provided software services for Siemens' Monroeville, PA offices for nearly ten years. Among the work he was asked to perform was the…

Google Releases Basic Homomorphic Encryption Tool

Google has released an open-source cryptographic tool: Private Join and Compute. From a Wired article: Private Join and Compute uses a 1970s methodology known as "commutative encryption" to allow data in the data sets to…