Tag Archives: encryption

November 22, 2014

Let's Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

The service is due to launch in summer 2015, but unless all browser vendors choose to include it as a trusted CA, it will be dead in the water. So far, I haven’t been able to find out if such an agreement has been made. Maybe they are using IdenTrust as a cross-signing partner.

February 17, 2010

Unbreakable encryption

The best tutorial on OTP encryption I’ve ever read.

Totally, completely, 100%, perfect, unbreakable encryption is easy, and I mean really easy. It doesn’t require an advanced education to understand and it doesn’t require powerful computers to calculate. Why isn’t anyone concerned about data privacy using it? It has one minor hitch: the two parties exchanging information must meet in person at least once.