Government Certifies First Android Crypto Software with NSA Suite B

June 1, 2010

Official FIPS 140-2 Validation for Mocana NanoCrypto Android Should Make it Easier for Military, Government and Contractors to Specify Android Devices

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Microsoft Researcher Recommends Password Tattoos for Pacemakers

April 27, 2010

Many implanted medical devices such as pacemakers and auto-defibrillators are now equipped with wireless capabilities, giving doctors remote access for patient monitoring and troubleshooting. However, as Mocana CEO adrian Turner described on CNBC, there is growing concern about the security of these devices and their vulnerability to hackers, who could intentionally cause life-threatening malfunctions or steal patient information. So what is the best method for securing these lifesaving devices?

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Cordless Phone Crypto Hacked

February 15, 2010

According to a recent article on The Register, cryptographers have successfully cracked the encryption that secures communications in over 800 million cordless phones around the world--the DECT standard cipher.

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Crypto Flaws Found in Smart Meter Chips

January 24, 2010

As described on Root Labs, the flaws found in the MSP430 and ZigBee chips are centered around the controllers' random number generators:

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FPGAs Vulnerable to Power Analysis Hacks?

December 14, 2009

As reported in a recent EDN blog post, FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) are being widely used in federal/defense applications (those requiring FIPS-140 certification) and their increased usage is sparking concerns about their cryptographic security. Of particular concern is possible FPGA vulnerability to hackers using power analysis -- examining a device's power dissipation -- to extract cryptographic keys.

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