This Week in SSL – The NY Times and HTTPS, PayPal disabling SSLv3, and IE Considering Public-Key Pinning

Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. The New York Times Is Embracing HTTPS In a blog post this week, Rajiv Pant (CTO of the NY Times) co-authored a blog post about the benefits and challenges of HTTPS. Pant’s HTTPS benefits include better security, privacy, and improved SEO rankings. […]

The Value of Authentication

A decade ago, shopping was an easy and relatively worry-free activity: select the items you want, put them in your cart, check out. Today’s Internet shoppers are still using carts, but now they need to worry about whether the store is trustworthy, and if it is safe to pay for the items they selected without […]

This Week in SSL – Gmail’s Malware Accounts, FBI Phishing, Perma-Cookies, and Brazil’s New Internet

Here is our latest news roundup of informative articles about network and SSL security. Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data A communication technique long used by everyone from adulterers to terrorists has now been co-opted by hackers. This article by Andy Greenberg of Wired reports on the technique, wherein […]

This Week in SSL – Zero Day Windows Exploit, Chinese Hack iCloud, and Details on the JPMorgan Hack

Here is this week’s roundup of interesting news articles about SSL and network security. Microsoft warns of Windows zero-day; hackers serve exploits in PowerPoint files As reported by ComputerWorld’s Gregg Keizer, Microsoft issued a warning this week that hackers are using a zero day exploit to send infected PowerPoint documents as email attachments. The vulnerability […]

This Week in SSL – ISPs Tampering with Encryption, SnapSave Hack, and POODLE

We selected the following articles as some of the more interesting pieces of news on the subject of SSL and network security this week. Revealed: ISPs Already Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption And Make Everyone Less Safe Online On Techdirt, Mike Masnick reports on evidence that not only are broadband ISPs throttling Netflix to […]

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