In late June, two pieces of legislation were introduced to the U.S. Congress, each offering its own requirements for mandating encryption backdoors—which would effectively put an end to end-to-end encryption. The LAED Act, introduced by three Republican senators, would force tech companies to assist the government in decrypting user data if so ordered by a …
Thanks to a newly discovered security flaw, your home Wi-Fi is completely hackable, giving cyber thieves a front row seat to everything from your private chats to your baby monitor. And there’s not much you can do about it — yet.
Bob Rudis, chief data scientist at Rapid7, a security data and analytics company, told NBC News this vulnerability was particularly troubling.
“When I woke up this morning and saw this one, I was taken aback,” he said.
The encryption battle has reached an apex this week. For months, the administration has been sparring with technologists, Silicon Valley and many lawmakers over its push to give government access to encrypted data. On Wednesday, the fight spilled onto Capitol Hill, causing both sides to ramp up their arguments in the days leading up to …
As Washington weighs new cybersecurity steps amid a public backlash over mass surveillance, U.S. tech companies warned President Barack Obama not to weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers’ privacy. Read more.