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Mozilla, the developers of the Firefox browser, has knocked back a request from Abu Dhabi-based security outfit DarkMatter to have certificates it issues be automatically accepted as genuine.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:46

More than 50% of Web traffic is encrypted: EFF

More than half of the traffic on the Web is now protected by encryption, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organisation dedicated to protecting civil liberties online.

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Sunday, 21 June 2015 15:32

Microsoft – “We won’t spy on users”

With so much happening in time for the launch of Windows 10 on 29 July, it is easy to overlook some other interesting issues.

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Citing "broad agreement that HTTPS is the way forward for the web," Mozilla has decided that new features of its software will only be available to secure web sites.

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A newly published global security threat report warns that companies may have been taking the wrong security measures in the face of growing threats from increased malware traffic within encrypted (https) web protocols as well as twice the number of attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

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Friday, 26 September 2014 16:42

When more security can mean less security

Taking steps to improve your security in one area can reduce it in others.

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Twitter has announced some big changes to the way it handles security, toughening the encryption of global traffic in the wake of a number of online security scares.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011 12:44

Ixquick makes encryption the default for searches


Concerned about others seeing your search requests? The Ixquick metasearch engine now uses SSL by default.


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Some weeks ago, nefarious people hacked a digital certificate vendor and issued themselves bogus certificates.  The main browser producers are responding.  iTWire recommends updating ALL browsers immediately.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 14:32

Firesheep spit-roasted by Twitter

After what seems like an eternity (punctuated by the 'hacking' of Ashton Kutcher's account) Twitter has finally enabled HTTPs on their web site.

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Monday, 31 January 2011 17:41

Famatech releases free Advanced IP Scanner 2.0

Famatech, recognized for its Radmin remote control software, has released a new version of its popular free network scanning tool, Advanced IP Scanner.

Friday, 06 November 2009 04:15

SSL, TLS vulnerable to publicly-disclosed attack

A serious flaw has been discovered in the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol used to protect data in transit across the Internet. Are your Internet banking transactions at risk?

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Tuesday, 11 August 2009 19:27

HTTPS is broken, browsers have it covered, kinda

A recent research paper shows an unexpected attack on the HTTPS protocol.  An attack that can succeed, easily.

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Saturday, 03 January 2009 16:51

MD5 - The Internet has a Major Problem

Following on from previous reporting of the Internet’s MD5 CA problem, new issues have arisen.  Things are worse than they first appeared.
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Wednesday, 31 December 2008 17:32

The Latest MD5 Attack - The Sky Continues to Fall

Overnight Australian time, at the 25th Chaos Computer Club Conference in Berlin, a presentation has described a successful method to create a rogue CA certificate.

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