GUEST OPINION: For many organisations, creating an effective data protection strategy to support the adoption of remote work and cloud infrastructure is becoming increasingly urgent.
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.
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.
With so much happening in time for the launch of Windows 10 on 29 July, it is easy to overlook some other interesting issues.
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.
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.
Taking steps to improve your security in one area can reduce it in others.
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.
Concerned about others seeing your search requests? The Ixquick metasearch engine now uses SSL by default.
After what seems like an eternity (punctuated by the 'hacking' of Ashton Kutcher's account) Twitter has finally enabled HTTPs on their web site.
Famatech, recognized for its Radmin remote control software, has released a new version of its popular free network scanning tool, Advanced IP Scanner.
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