Endpoint

5/10/2018
11:30 AM
50%
50%

As Personal Encryption Rises, So Do Backdoor Concerns

Geopolitical changes drive personal encryption among security pros, who are increasingly worried about encryption backdoors.

More security pros are embracing personal encryption in response to recent political changes, according to a new Venafi report. At the same time, they're increasingly wary of encryption backdoors as attackers become more sophisticated.

Researchers collected their data at the 2018 RSA Conference, where they polled more than 500 attendees on their response to geopolitical changes. Sixty-four percent of respondents said their personal encryption usage had increased as a result, compared with 45% at RSAC 2017.

Results also indicated a growing wariness of encryption backdoors. The majority (84%) of participants are more worried about backdoors in 2018, compared with 73% who expressed this concern last year. Over the past 12 months, the report notes, there have been many comments and legislative suggestions proposing mandated encryption backdoors.

Read more details here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Lital Asher-Dotan
50%
50%
Lital Asher-Dotan,
User Rank: Author
5/10/2018 | 1:18:38 PM
Is this concern backed up with real incident data?
I wonder if we see an increasing trend of backdoors. 
Meet 'Bro': The Best-Kept Secret of Network Security
Greg Bell, CEO, Corelight,  6/14/2018
Containerized Apps: An 8-Point Security Checklist
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer,  6/14/2018
Four Faces of Fraud: Identity, 'Fake' Identity, Ransomware & Digital
David Shefter, Chief Technology Officer at Ziften Technologies,  6/14/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-12604
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
GreenCMS 2.3.0603 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via a direct request for Data/Log/year_month_day.log.
CVE-2018-10841
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
glusterfs is vulnerable to privilege escalation on gluster server nodes. An authenticated gluster client via TLS could use gluster cli with --remote-host command to add it self to trusted storage pool and perform privileged gluster operations like adding other machines to trusted storage pool, start...
CVE-2018-12599
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
In ImageMagick 7.0.8-3 Q16, ReadBMPImage and WriteBMPImage in coders/bmp.c allow attackers to cause an out of bounds write via a crafted file.
CVE-2018-12600
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
In ImageMagick 7.0.8-3 Q16, ReadDIBImage and WriteDIBImage in coders/dib.c allow attackers to cause an out of bounds write via a crafted file.
CVE-2018-12601
PUBLISHED: 2018-06-20
There is a heap-based buffer overflow in ReadImage in input-tga.ci in sam2p 0.49.4 that leads to a denial of service or possibly unspecified other impact.