Category: encryption

How to Search on Securely Encrypted Database Fields

We [ParagonIE] get asked the same question a lot (or some remix of it). This question shows up from time to time in open source encryption libraries’ bug trackers. This was one of the “weird problems” covered in my talk at B-Sides Orlando (titled Building Defensible Solutions to Weird Problems), and w...

What Would You Pay to Make 27% of the Web More Secure?

It’s Open Source Week at SitePoint! All week we’re publishing articles focused on everything Open Source, Free Software and Community, so keep checking the OSW tag for the latest updates. Scott Arciszewski, known on Twitter as CiPHPerCoder, is to security what Chris Hartjes is to unit testing. He’ll pounce on...

Using Halite for Privacy and Two-Way Encryption of Emails

Cryptography is a complex matter. In fact, there is one golden rule: * Don’t implement cryptography yourself * The reason for this is that so many things can go wrong while implementing it, the slightest error can generate a vulnerability and if you look away, your precious data can be read by someone else. Whi...