If Uncle Sam could quit using insecure .zip files to swap info across the ‘net, that would be great, says Silicon Ron Wyden

June 21, 2019

Influential US Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is not happy about Uncle Sam’s employees using insecure .zip files and other archive formats to electronically transfer information.

The Oregon Democrat today sent a letter [PDF] to Walter Copan, director of America’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), asking that the standards body put together a guidance document for government workers on alternatives to .zip archiving tools.

Complete article on wired.com


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