"A World War Two code found strapped to the leg of a dead pigeon stuck in a chimney for the last 70 years may never be broken, a British intelligence agency said on Friday."
Rot8000 is the unicode equivalent of Rot13, a formal version of the classic Ceasar Cipher in which messages are encrypted by cycling the characters half-way through the given alphabet. By cycling them half-way again, you get back to the original message. Daniel Temkin's implementation works very well. While rot13 is the self-inverse for a 26-character… READ THE REST
Wormhole is a file-sending site with end-to-end encryption: drop the file and off it goes, with a link you can share. It's the work of Stanford lecturer Feross Aboukhadijeh, who wanted to replace Firefox Send (previously at BB), which was shuttered late last year. I got tired of Dropbox and Google having all my files… READ THE REST
Signal, the popular messaging service with end-to-end encryption, stores precious little user data — "Unix timestamps for when each account was created and the date that each account last connected to the Signal service." So when Homeland Security subpoenaed Signal to turn over "a wide variety of information… including the addresses of the users, their… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time, but with the ever-growing gift list you've got going, it's easy to feel more stressed than ever. Lucky for you, here's a… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Every year on Black Friday, we see incredible deals in every industry. TVs, appliances, toys, even vehicles. This roundup concerns a different Doorbuster story: skills. Each of the 20 items on… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Black Friday is here, and it's time to take advantage of the deals of the year. Whether you're using this unofficial holiday to get a head start on your holiday gift… READ THE REST