All posts by Alexander Andronkin

US and more governments push for backdoor encryption access

For the past few years, there has been a debate regarding the regulation of web encryption among the governments of several countries around the globe. On November 6, the Council of the European Union published a draft resolution on the topic, while back in October, the US joined Canada, India, Japan, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand in urging the industry to allow governments to have “backdoor encryption access”.

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SSL VPN Explained: A Beginner’s Guide

Keeping your data fully protected online is a notable achievement — a reward to those who educate themselves about internet security. One of the many useful tools available to businesses and consumers is the SSL VPN. As the name implies, this technology is a mashup of sorts, combining the encryption protocol of SSL with the portal functionality of a VPN. 

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Why elections don’t happen online

With the huge number of technological advancements in recent years and the fact that you can do almost anything online these days, it can come as a surprise that we mostly still do elections the old-fashioned way. When it comes to casting a vote, putting pen to paper and counting each ballot by hand is still considered the most reliable method.  

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How quantum computing will change SSL as we know it

For anyone immersed in the world of tech, the advent of quantum computing is an exciting prospect. Quantum computers have the potential to bring about unprecedented innovation across various fields, from pharmaceuticals research to the automobile industry. However, once quantum computing does become more widespread, it’s likely to undermine what we consider to be tried-and-true IT staples, including the encryption protocols we use today.  

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