Blog Posts Tagged with "HTTPS"

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Encryption: The Key to Network Security

December 05, 2013 Added by:Patrick Oliver Graf

The newly released Encrypt the Web report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) illustrates that even large, well-known enterprises are susceptible to lapses in properly securing network communications.

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Security is Your Responsibility When Using Free Wi-Fi

July 17, 2012 Added by:Dale Rapp

Free wireless hot spots deliver a high-speed internet connection, but this convenient no hassle access to the internet comes with a lack of security. This doesn't mean you should avoid accessing a free wireless hot spot, it just means you need to be aware of how to protect your device when you do...

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How Do I Protect Myself When Using Wi-Fi?

June 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Today, with criminal hackers as sophisticated as ever, if you are using an open unsecured network on your mobile device, you risk exposing your data. There are many ways for hackers to see who’s connected on a wireless connection, and to gain access to your information...

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ICS-CERT: Innomate MGuard Weak HTTPS and SSH Keys

June 19, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

An independent research group has identified an insufficient entropy vulnerability in Innominate’s mGuard network appliance product line which could allow an attacker to obtain the credentials of administrative users and potentially perform a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack...

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Ninety Percent of HTTPS Websites Insecure

May 08, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Of the 200,000 HTTPS websites tested, only about 10% are properly secured. Changes need to be made to the secure online transaction system. Several of the issues have already been addressed, sadly it seems that the appropriate measures to secure SSL have just not been taken...

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The Growing Importance of Protecting Certificate Authorities

April 08, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

We've seen a few of the largest CAs get compromised and fake certificates end up in the hands of nation-states which wanted to spy on their population. It goes without saying that there are likely more attacks that we've simply either not picked up or were unreported...

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HTTPS and Tor: Working to Protect Your Security Online

March 09, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF frequently recommends that Internet users who are concerned about protecting their anonymity and security online use HTTPS Everywhere, which encrypts your communications with many websites, in conjunction with Tor, which helps to protect your anonymity online...

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Researchers Discover Widespread Cryptographic Vulnerabilities

February 15, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The consequences of these vulnerabilities are extremely serious. In all cases, a weak key would allow an eavesdropper on the network to learn confidential information, such as passwords or the content of messages, exchanged with a vulnerable server...

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Twitter Finally Enables HTTPS as a Default Setting

February 14, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Among other security benefits, the HTTPS feature will prevent users from having their login credentials stolen by attackers who may attempt to harvest passwords when users access their accounts over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks...

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VeriSign Hacked - But Why?

February 03, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The impairment of these mechanisms could lead to the redirection of traffic to bogus sites with serious consequences - and not just that - the compromise of the Digital Certificate model itself raises the risk for the interception of emails and confidential documents...

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Web Authentication: A Broken Trust with No Easy Fix

January 30, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Systemic weaknesses and a general lack of oversight governing the process used to issue digital certificates, key to the standards used to validate legitimate websites, prompted some security experts to wonder if the system may be hopelessly ineffective...

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Ever-Clearer Vulnerabilities in Certificate Authority System

January 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

At EFF we are big fans of HTTPS, the secure version of HTTP that allows for private conversations between websites and users who are browsing them. Though we've known that this system has been flawed for a while now, last year there were two attacks that acutely demonstrated just how brittle it is...

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Consortium Issues Baseline Requirements for SSL

December 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The primary goal of these Requirements is to enable efficient and secure electronic communication, while addressing user concerns about the trustworthiness of Certificates. The Requirements also serve to inform users and help them to make informed decisions when relying on Certificates..."

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ENISA Releases DigiNotar Report: Operation Black Tulip

December 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The Diginotar attack was an attack on the foundations of secure electronic communications (email, web browsing, web services). The above-mentioned issues should be addressed by industry and governments, to guarantee the security of service in the digital society..."

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How to Recover a Hacked Facebook Account

December 02, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

At least weekly some stressed out victim of a Facebook hack a.k.a “account takeover”, contacts me to help them get their account back in order. While I do have a connection or two at Facebook, the victim of the hack is in the best position to fix it themselves...

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Ten Tips to Stay Safe on Cyber Monday

November 16, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Cyber Monday is the day when all employers cringe. They know that many employees will spend a portion of their work hours making online holiday purchases instead of working. Here are some tips to stay safe on the largest online activity day of the year...

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