Stories by Ann Harrison

Encryption standard finals

Five encryption algorithms have been chosen as possible successors to the weak 56-bit Data Encryption Standard, which has been widely used by businesses and the US government since 1977.

Encryption standard sitting finals

Five encryption algorithms have been chosen as possible successors to the weak 56bit Data Encryption Standard, which has been widely used by businesses and the US government since 1977.

Black Hat: encryption software called insecure

Respected cryptography authority Bruce Schneier this week told a security conference that most products and systems that use cryptography are insecure and most commercial cryptography doesn't perform as advertised.

Explorer worm hits thousands

The fast-spreading W32/ExplorerZip.worm, which propagates via e-mail and destroys files on a PC's hard drive, has infected tens of thousands of users of Microsoft Outlook and Exchange software worldwide, causing some to shut down their e-mail systems, security experts said.

NATO web site holds off cyberattacks

An online assault against the primary NATO Web site (www.nato.int) last week signaled a cyberwar that, in some ways, mirrored the alliance's air assault against the Serbs.