Kaspersky Lab, a global cybersecurity company based in Massachusetts and the U.K., hosted a competition for college students interested in Internet voting. The motivation was in part due to recent concerns of rigged or hacked voting. Approximately 20 colleges across the U.S. and …

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The Verge reported this week about the year-end-report published by the House Judiciary Committee’s Encryption Working Group.  Apple and other tech companies will be pleased with the report. It acknowledges requiring a backdoor to assist law enforcement would weaken overall security. Law enforcement …

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Another dimension of Trust has to do with standards. Because of standards, the Internet is the only thing I know of that works the same everywhere. Most things work differently in different parts of the world. The side of the …

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In “Too Secure?”, I described how a financial services company insisted that I use the fax machine to send them a document. Let’s contrast that process with how it might have worked using a public key infrastructure approach with the …

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The most important benefit of a digital ID is authentication. Once digital IDs are more commonplace, you will no longer have to send your login ID and password over the Internet. Your password, passphrase, or biometric will go no further …

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