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Three former US national security officials have given their support to end-to-end encryption and criticised claims that the government should have backdoor access or "duplicate" decryption keys. Mike McConnell, a former director of the National Security Agency and director of national intelligenc...

July 30th 2015 at 9:28am 0 Comments
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When our forefathers were amending the constitution for the fifth time, they probably didn't have TrueCrypt-locked hard drives in mind. However, a ruling from the 11th Circuit Appeals Court has upheld the right of an anonymous testifier to not forcibly decrypt their data. The case relates to a Jon...

February 26th 2012 at 7:45am 0 Comments
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Hackers, like life, will find a way. Sony knows that all too well thanks to the PSP, but so far the PlayStation 3 has stood strong in the face of legions of nerds trying to find a way to exploit it. A potentially major breakthrough may have been made, though, as well-known PS3 hacker StreetskaterFU...

October 23rd 2008 at 7:09pm 0 Comments
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Have you ever wanted to walk through walls in MMO? How about telepathically sense the locations of all the good drops in a zone, or make invisible things very, very visible?A blog post by game designer Raph Koster (of Ultima Online and now Metaplace fame) will tell you how! Admittedly, Koster doesn...

April 30th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Callers, your worst nightmare is coming true... maybe. According to a report, a group of hackers at the Black Hat conference in Washington D.C. claim that they're able to hack GSM calls with equipment costing about $1,000. If you believe the team (and we're inclined to at least have a listen), the...

February 21st 2008 at 10:10pm 0 Comments
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Callers, your worst nightmare is coming true... maybe. According to a report, a group of hackers at the Black Hat conference in Washington D.C. claim that they're able to hack GSM calls with equipment costing about $1,000. If you believe the team (and we're inclined to at least have a listen), the...

February 21st 2008 at 10:10pm 0 Comments