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Research: Using the genetic algorithm to generate symmetric keys for cryptography

Cryptography has evolved to become an indispensable tool to protect data shared online. There are currently multiple types of cryptographic approaches used to secure data. Automatic Variable Key (AVK) is one of the most recent cryptographic approaches proposed by researchers. In AVK encryption algorithms, the initial key is distributed via Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA). The genetic algorithm has been recently proposed for ... Read More »

Research: Using the genetic algorithm to generate symmetric keys for cryptography

Cryptography has evolved to become an indispensable tool to protect data shared online. There are currently multiple types of cryptographic approaches used to secure data. Automatic Variable Key (AVK) is one of the most recent cryptographic approaches proposed by researchers. In AVK encryption algorithms, the initial key is distributed via Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA). The genetic algorithm has been recently proposed for ... Read More »

Hackers Demand Over $250,000 for Ransomware Decryption Keys

Hackers Demand Over $250,000 for Ransomware Decryption Keys The alleged authors of the NotPetya ransomware, which swept through Ukraine locking the systems of governments, financial institutes and businesses, demanded a payment of 100 BTC, which was over $250,000 at the time, for the private keys. Earlier this week, Motherboard reported that cyber security researchers detected movement around the BTC wallet ... Read More »

Rival Malware Coders Leak Decryption Keys For Chimera Ransomware

The creators of “Petya” and “Mischa” ransomware leaked around 3,500 RSA private keys for the rival software, Chimera. The keys were allegedly from victims’ systems infected by the Chimera ransomware. Mischa’s developers claim earlier this year they got access to big parts of the dev system used by the malware coder team who created Chimera. After the hack, the rival ... Read More »

Russian is Collecting Encryption Keys as “Anti-Terrorism” Legislation Goes into Effect

Russia has started collecting encryption keys from internet companies that will decrypt unreadable data on the internet Tuesday. Russia’s Federal Security Service announced that they finally have the capabilities to do so on the web, but was not announced publicly. Last month, Russia passed a “sweeping surveillance bill” that requires backdoor access to encrypted data. The bill specifically mentioned WhatsApp, ... Read More »

Android And iOS Crypto Keys Under Threat Of Getting Stolen

According to a new research, digital data, mostly financial, is under threat on Android and iOS phones since the crypto keys used with Bitcoin wallets and Apple Pay can be stolen. A cryptographic (crypto) key is the core part of cryptographic operations used commonly in digital asset transactions where a variable data is provided as input to a cryptographic algorithm ... Read More »