Ssl articles

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…

OpenSSL now protects against Logjam attack

With help from the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) and the NCC Group, the OpenSSL project has patched a number of moderate- and low-level security vulnerabilities in the latest releases of its software.

Google set to enforce tighter SSL security in Chrome

Google is setting out higher standards for security in Chrome and other products created on it. The company is outlining major changes to its enforcement of SSL/TLS certificates on a post to the CA/Browser Forum Public Discussion List.

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…

Android apps used by millions vulnerable to data theft

Security researchers at the Leibniz University of Hanover have released a study showing that more than 1,000 legitimate Android apps, out of a sample of 13,500 popular apps from the Google Play market, contain inadequate SSL protections that could leave…

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.  …

GlobalSign confirms one of its servers was compromised

The web authentication authority GlobalSign suspended operations last week to investigate claims it had been breached. The company enlisted the services of Dutch security auditors Fox-IT, recently involved in investigating the DigiNotar scandal, and has now confirmed it was the…