Security Link Rodeo

My four-week History of Cryptography class at Portland Underground Grad School is almost over. While I’ve had plenty of experience with speaking to audiences about difficult subjects, this has been my first time with an ongoing class. I think I’m learning as much as my students! Because this class has helped rekindle my passion for cryptography and computer security, this link rodeo is going to focus on those subjects.
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New Release of OpenPGP for WordPress

Version 1.3.0 of the OpenPGP Form Encryption for WordPress plugin is now available. It’s important to upgrade. It includes the following changes.

  • Updates OpenPGP.js to version 1.0.1
  • Tests the plugin against WordPress 4.2.2
  • Ensures that the browser can support OpenPGP.js

There are a few new features planned for this plugin. Expect a major version release in the next few months.

Check out the plugin page on the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Should WordPress Encrypt All Email?

Enigma PlugboardWordPress sends out email sometimes, and it doesn’t encrypt any of them by default. Integration of WordPress and OpenPGP for a better security is a case study by PaweĊ‚ Bulwan that examines the security implications of all of these emails. Are they leaking important information? Should WordPress site owners worry about them?
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