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EFF: Half of all web traffic is now encrypted

Encrypted web traffic has gone from a far-off dream from privacy advocates, to something we take for granted and hardly notice. That little green lock or "https" in front of a web address means your internet traffic is encrypted. Privacy…

Windows PCs are also vulnerable to"FREAK" flaw

The FREAK flaw that first surfaced early this week was initially only thought to affect software that relied on OpenSSL or Apple’s Secure Transport (think Android, iOS and OS X). Microsoft has since released a security advisory indicating its Windows…

Facebook enables secure browser connections by default

The world’s most popular social network recently implemented an additional layer of security by migrating to https by default. That means that almost all users visiting Facebook via the web or over mobile will now do so through a secure…

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.  …