In 1977, the government certified the Data Encryption Standard (DES), with a planned lifetime of 15 years. It has now been in use for nearly 30, and no longer offers even decent security. Over 6 years ago, the EFF built Deep Crack a supercomputer for breaking DES, which cracked keys in under a day. NIST…Read More Time for DES to go?
According to David Garrity, a technology analyst in New York with Caris & Co.: It was supposed to democratize the process and let people buy in at just a few shares, but it was a miserable failure because the organizers didn’t realize the securities regulations that require people who bid to have a certain net…Read More Why did Google pop? (II)
So Google popped 18% today. That shouldn’t have happened. The goal of their much-discussed auction was to ensure that they made money. The typical bubble IPO involved a “pop” of as much as 100-300% on opening day. This put huge sums in the hands of bankers and the bankers friends, sometimes illegally. Ideally, Google’s trading…Read More Why did Google pop?