NSA

Security – the Insider Threat

The military and intelligence communities are taking measures to keep a closer eye on their own employees in the wake of the massive loss of data taken by Private Bradley Manning and NSA contractor Edward Snowden. You would… Read More

D-Wave Quantum Computers

In a related post we wrote that the NSA is trying to build a quantum computer, so they can decrypt data more quickly.  Currently the time required to decrypt data makes it impractical do to so. For example,… Read More

How Secure is your Encryption?

Recently The Washington Post and others – reported that the NSA is working to build a quantum computer so powerful that it could, according to the newspaper, “… break nearly every kind of encryption used to protect banking, medical,… Read More

Who has their Fingers in the Google Cookie Jar?

The Washington Post revealed last week that the NSA is using Google browser cookies to discover personal identities. In the case of someone they want to investigate, the NSA can inject software on the remote computer to continuously… Read More

Encrypting Data in Transit

The headlines this week are that Microsoft has joined Google and Yahoo in plans to encrypt data over their internal networks. Edward Snowden revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) tapped data traveling in clear text from… Read More

NSA Spying Will Cut Cloud Provider Sales

A recent New York Times article says that Berlin has become a haven for those fleeing the reach of the British and American intelligence services. The documentary film maker who helped Edward Snowden leak documents from Hong Kong… Read More