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Scientists hide encryption key for Wizard of Oz text in plastic molecules

Scientists hide encryption key for Wizard of Oz text in plastic molecules

The Wizard of Oz in polymers.”/> Enlarge / Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin encrypted the key to decode the text of the The Wizard of Oz in polymers. SD Dahlhauser et al., 2022 Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin sent a letter to colleagues in Massachusetts with a secret message: …

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A Phone Carrier That Doesn't Track Your Browsing or Location

A Phone Carrier That Doesn’t Track Your Browsing or Location

As marketers, data brokers, and tech giants endlessly expand their access to individuals’ data and movements across the web, tools like VPNs or cookie blockers can feel increasingly feeble and futile. Short of going totally off the grid forever, there are few options for the average person to meaningfully resist tracking online. Even after coming …

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Post-quantum encryption contender is taken out by single-core PC and 1 hour

Post-quantum encryption contender is taken out by single-core PC and 1 hour

Getty Images In the US government’s ongoing campaign to protect data in the age of quantum computers, a new and powerful attack that used a single traditional computer to completely break a fourth-round candidate highlights the risks involved in standardizing the next generation of encryption algorithms. Last month, the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute …

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