June 2021 | Issue 8
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June 29, 2021
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably heard of end-to-end encryption (E2EEE). As private app Parler was unexpectedly taken down, end-to-end encrypted services like WhatsApp, Google, and Signal rose in popularity this past year. So what is end-to-end encryption, really, and why does it matter?
What’s the Big Deal About End-to-End Encryption (E2EE)?
End-to-end encryption, also called E2EE, is a secure communication method where only the people sending and receiving a message or file can view its contents. This keeps the data from being seen by anybody else, including those who manage the service being used.
WHAT WE’RE CLICKING ON
[VIDEO] Google Messages Now has End-to-End Encryption on Android
Google is at last making the transition towards more secure communication by implementing end-to-end encryption for the default messaging app on Android. This is available in one-on-one conversations between people using Messages.
Interview with a LockBit Ransomware Operator
Cisco Talos had the rare opportunity to speak with a self-proclaimed LockBit ransomware operator, nicknamed Aleks. In this fascinating 9-page interview, Aleks discusses the motivations that led him to unethical (and often criminal) work, and provides insight into the inner workings of ransomware groups.
Alice & Bob | History’s Most Famous Cryptocouple
We weren’t the first ones to introduce @alice and @bob to the world. Alice and Bob have been the poster children of cryptography since February 1978. Other characters of note include eavesdropping Eve, malicious Mallory, and trustworthy Trent.
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