This Week in SSL – Smartphone Encryption Fight, Mitnick’s Zero Day Exploits, Shellshock, USB Malware, and BERserk

This post examines some of the more popular articles on the web this week discussing SSL and network security. U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data As reported last week, Google and Apple have decided to begin allowing their smartphone users to encrypt all of their data, making it inaccessible to […]

This Week in SSL – Shell Shock, Smartphone Encryption, and Google’s SSL Push

Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting articles that appeared this week on the subject of SSL Certificates and Internet security. Patch Bash NOW: ‘Shell Shock’ bug blasts OS X, Linux systems wide open This article, one of many on the topic this week, provides information about the newly-discovered “Shell Shock” bug […]

This Week in SSL – Firefox Security Update, Turkish Internet Crackdown, and more Security Woes for Android

Here’s a quick rundown of the most interesting articles across the Internet this week on the topic of SSL and network security. Firefox sneaks out an “inbetweener” update This week Firefox put out a “point release” to address some security issues, according to Paul Ducklin of nakedsecurity.com. Of the three fixes, one relates to SSL […]

Android Browser Bug Allows Same Origin Policy Bypass

The AOSP browser in pre-4.4 Android devices contains a vulnerability that allows hackers to see the contents of other web pages that are open during a browser session. This vulnerability affects a huge number of Android devices in use right now, and there is even a Metasploit module to exploit it. “This is a privacy […]

This Week in SSL – Apple Cloud, Common Ecommerce Mistakes, and Google’s Aggressive SHA-2 Stance

Here is a compilation of some of the more interesting news articles this week on the topic of SSL Certificates and Internet security. CERT/CC Enumerates Android App SSL Validation Failures At threatpost.com, Michael Mimoso takes a look at work being done by researcher Will Dormann at the CERT Coordination Center at the Software Engineering Institute […]

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