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US government lawmakers repeat call for encryption that works, but not when the police want to backdoor it

US government lawmakers repeat call for encryption that works, but not when the police want to backdoor it

‘I don’t care if it’s mathematically impossible, make it happen nerds!’ In the US government’s latest attempt to come up with a digital encryption scheme that’s both secure and not, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday heard conflicting testimony from industry, academics, and law enforcement about whether encryption can simultaneously protect information and also reveal...

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Don’t pay off Ryuk ransomware, warn infoseccers: Its creators borked the decryptor

Don’t pay off Ryuk ransomware, warn infoseccers: Its creators borked the decryptor

Oracle DBs particularly vulnerable to fake decryptions, say researchers If you’re an Oracle database user and are tempted to pay off a Ryuk ransomware infection to get your files back, for pity’s sake, don’t. The criminals behind it have broken their own decryptor, meaning nobody will be able to unlock files scrambled by the malicious...