Encryption makes the world less scary, not more. (Or, Why not to weaken encryption.)
Every now and then some politician, leader, or other Person-Who-Hasn’t-Quite-Bothered-Looking-Into-It argues that we would all be safer if we would just weaken encryption. A common argument is that this is necessary so that police can intercept encrypted messages sent between Bad Guys. As […]
What is encryption?
Encrypting a message means making the message impossible (or at least considerably more difficult) for anyone but the intended recipient to understand. Encryption has a long and fascinating history. Caesar is known to have used encryption – over 2000 years […]
Useful browser add-ons, part 2: HTTPS Everywhere
Communication requires a common language, in our case English. For your browser to be able to show you this blog, your browser and the computer this blog is stored on also need a common language. That language is called HTTP […]
Electronic Frontier Foundation, HTTPS Everywhere, Tor Project