Over the past several years we have observed two opposing trends. The first is that we’re finally starting to use the cryptography that researchers have spent the past 40 years designing. We see this every day in examples ranging from encrypted messaging to phone security to cryptocurrencies. The second trend is that cryptographers are getting ready for all
Cryptography is now our digital immune system which authenticates and protects data, money, as well as the health and safety of both people and their respective reputations. During the past several years the explosion of digital connectivity—from smart phones to the vast adoption of connected consumer products comprising the Internet
PASSWORD SECURITY IS COUNTERINTUITIVE: “Your password must be 8 characters & contain upper, lower, digit & punctuation characters” => “Your password is now 2.14x easier to guess via brute force.” We’re not joking; the number of 8-char passwords with the above constraint is 2807657387458560; the number without constraint is 6095689385410816.
The stunnel program is designed as an SSL encryption wrapper between remote client & local (inetd-startable) or remote server. It can be used to add SSL functionality to commonly used inetd daemons like POP3, POP2, as well as IMAP servers without any changes in the code. Stunnel uses the OpenSSL