Breaking crypto: Not like the movies!

Web encryption is at the top of the discussion list these days in geek circles and with good cause. The revelations over the past few months that many countries are collecting wide swaths of Internet data on their own and foreign citizens has made us all stop and re-think things. We used to think it was fairly near impossible to collect every email and every web session that passes through the Internet but that assumption is now being challenged. Even the security of our encrypted web sessions using the tried and true Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology has now been revealed to be orders of magnitude less secure from government prying than we thought. As we work our way through this maelstrom of blows to the head it’s becoming clear that the only answer to true privacy on the Internet is Trust No One (TNO) encryption.

Who uses encryption, anyhow?

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