Are My Internet Calls Secure?
I recently switched my home phone service from POTS (plain old telephone service) to VoIP (voice over IP). One friend asked, whether or not I was concerned about the security of my calls. I said that I was less concerned now, than I was before. Here’s why: There are two basic types of calls I […]
Are Consumer Crypto Systems Too Hard To Use?
In a previous post, I summarized some academic papers in which prominent cryptographers and other security experts took a very skeptical look at current cryptography, both research and practical systems. It’s not just e-mail plugins and other desktop computer applications that can disappoint us. One of the papers showed that the APCO Project 25 two-way […]