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Blurry Box – a new encryption method for software protection from Wibu-Systems

By Wibu-Systems Auguste Kerckhoffs postulated his eponymous principle back in the 19th century: “A cryptosystem should be secure even if everything about the system, except for the key, is public knowledge”. This means that an effective cryptographic method does not have to be kept secret. If it were, you should wonder why. Wibu-Systems has been […]

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A new encryption paradigm for a new industrial age

By Daniela Previtali, Wibu-Systems. Long before encryption became a commonplace feature of even consumer computers, while computers were still mechanical contraptions and encryption the domain of military cipher clerks, Auguste Kerckhoffs published two articles on the subject in the “Journal des sciences militaires” in 1883. He proposed several principles, one of which remains fundamental for […]

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Preventing cyber-attacks in rescue services: security ‘made in Germany’ protects respirators

By Wibu-Systems, Fritz Stephan and Infineon An appalling scenario: a famous soccer player is involved in a serious traffic accident, just as his team is fighting to avoid relegation. While the player’s accident is not yet publicly known, the IT systems of the hospital are attacked. Looking for sensitive data, the perpetrators come across the name […]

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Infineon demonstrates first post-quantum cryptography on a contactless security chip

Due to their computing power, quantum computers have the disruptive potential to break various currently used encryption algorithms. Infineon Technologies AG, is ready to provide a smooth transition from today’s security protocols to next-generation post-quantum cryptography (PQC). The company has now successfully demonstrated the first PQC implementation on a commercially available contactless security chip, as […]

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G+D Mobile Security solution provides protection against WannaCry

By Giesecke & Devrient Since last Friday, the ransomware “WannaCry” has attacked more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries and caused enormous damage. Like in previous attacks e.g. with Stuxnet, WannaCry was using a vulnerability within the system of unpatched or unhardened Windows computers. Industrial facilities and equipment without up-to-date IT security patch management are […]

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Security by Design powered by Wibu- Systems CmASIC

Wibu-Systems has been championing cybersecurity and software license management for decades, and its solutions are a perfect match for the IIoT scene emerging across the globe. At Embedded World, hall 4, booth 540, Nuremberg, Germany, March 14-16, Wibu-Systems will present to the crowds of embedded system enthusiasts its new generation of CmASIC, a module that […]

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Spec standardizes management of Trusted Execution Environments and Trusted Applications

Technical standards body GlobalPlatform has published a framework which details how trusted applications hosted on a GlobalPlatform compliant Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) can be remotely and dynamically managed. The framework is applicable to any type of device including mobile and IoT devices and will be used by service providers, TEE implementers, device makers, trusted application […]

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Gemalto: consumers aware of online security risks but business are responsible for breaches

Gemalto have released the findings of its 2016 Data Breaches and Customer Loyalty report, revealing that consumers put responsibility for protecting their personal data firmly at the hands of the organizations holding their data – and not themselves. According to the 9,000 consumers surveyed in Australia, Benelux, France, Germany, Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Japan, […]

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Infineon backs EU Commission in developing cybersecurity guidelines

Infineon Technologies AG takes an active role in the development of European-level cybersecurity guidelines. Today, the European Commission signed the contract for a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) ASBL. Representing the private sector, ECSO will work directly with the European Commission to improve Europe’s industrial policy on cybersecurity. As part of […]

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