Compression articles

Facebook purchases Tel Aviv-based data compression specialist Onavo

Facebook on Monday announced they have acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup Onavo for an undisclosed sum. The company, which focuses on mobile application data, will see its headquarters transform into Facebook’s new Israel office. The acquisition includes Onavo’s technology as…

Compression flaw may allow for HTTPS hijacking on some browsers

Security researchers have discovered a SSL-based compression flaw which allows hackers to hijack HTTPS-encrypted web sessions. HTTPS, or HTTP Secure, is the same protocol used by online stores, banks and other websites to encrypt the sensitive data transmissions across the net.  …