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Folks, the holidays are almost once again upon us.  I sit here today trying to clear off my deliverables before I go on vacation.  But you know what? The year simply would not be complete without having to respond to yet another claim of a 3rd party tool ...
Blog Entry by Kelvin_Kwan | 20 Dec 2012 | 4 comments
There's a growing buzz in the industry about "who" should be responsible for encryption in the cloud from a user perspective.  As usual, the technology to do this is not the hard part – crypto is crypto is crypto, etc.  It's really ...
Blog Entry by phlphrrs | 18 Dec 2012 | 3 comments
Today it is common for projects to be completed not by an individual, but a team (including to create this blog post).  To allow for improved productivity and collaboration, people use cloud-based storage to share files quickly and easily.  A ...
Blog Entry by kkriese | 31 Oct 2012 | 3 comments
Stuck at the DMV?  Reply to some email.  Waiting to get your car washed?  Review an upcoming press release.  Stuck in traffic?  Edit the monthly sales forecast - send it back.  At the airport?  You get the point.  (Dear California Highway Patrol ...
Blog Entry by Joel Boyd | 31 Oct 2012 | 1 comment
  On Trust   I first came across Ken Thompson's Turing Award acceptance speech, Reflections on Trusting Trust , when I was in graduate school.  I found it very thought-provoking, and for a moment wondered if there weren't such ...
Blog Entry by dfinkelstein | 04 Oct 2012 | 1 comment
  I'm David Finkelstein, and welcome to my Encryption Blog.   Here I'll share with you some of my thoughts and observations on security in general, and encryption in particular.  I might discuss in detail the security aspects of ...
Blog Entry by dfinkelstein | 04 Sep 2012 | 1 comment
If you recently purchased a MacBook Air (Model 5,2) or a MacBook Pro (Model 10,1), do NOT encrypt your laptop with the current release of PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Macs (10.2.1 Build 4461). These are the latest Macs just released by Apple based ...
Blog Entry by Kelvin_Kwan | 19 Jun 2012 | 30 comments
The newest version of OS X, 10.8 - Mountain Lion is scheduled to be released sometime in July of 2012 by Apple. Based on past experiences, we do NOT recommend users currently encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption or SEE Full Disk Encryption ...
Blog Entry by Kelvin_Kwan | 15 Jun 2012 | 71 comments
A few recent headlines (Google translated link ) have suggested that PGP encryption can be broken. My first reaction was with a sigh: “Not this again!” Such claims have been made before, and so far not a single one has proven true. Thus far, that ...
Blog Entry by Kelvin_Kwan | 30 May 2012 | 1 comment
Passware recently blogged about the ability to "instantly decrypt PGP Whole Disk Encryption" with their latest release of Passware Kit 11.7. Based on deeper investigation from Symantec engineering, it has been concluded that a properly ...
Blog Entry by Kelvin_Kwan | 29 May 2012 | 1 comment