SSL/TLS: The Current State of Insecurity: Strategies for Inspecting SSL Traffic. Encrypted traffic accounts for a large and growing percentage of all network traffic. While the adoption of SSL and its successor, Transport Layer Security (TLS), should be cause for celebration – since encryption improves confidentiality and message integrity – it also puts organizations at risk. This is because hackers can leverage encryption to conceal their exploits from security devices that do not inspect SSL traffic. Attackers are wising up and taking advantage of this gap in corporate defenses. Read more

WEB SECURITY: Fire Cannon! Encryption Everywhere Protects You On The Web. Imagine if, with no effort on your part, every web connection you made was secured, even the most ordinary, such as visiting our fair site while not logged in. You might think, why bother when I’m just visiting sites I read or use for reference—sites where there’s no personal or financial information to steal? Read more

EMAIL BEST PRACTICES: Practical IT: What You Need To Know About Email Encryption. It’s surprising how many people aren’t aware how insecure email is. Many also have a horror story about sending an email to the wrong person (or when they didn’t check who was copied on an email when they hit “Reply All”), but they don’t consider how the same underlying issues could affect their privacy. Read more


CHROME: Google Commits To Updating Chrome For Windows XP Users For Another 8 Months. Windows. You either love it or you hate it, and if you love it, there’s a roughly 1-in-10 chance that you love it so much you couldn’t bear to move away from Windows XP. An operating system so old that even Microsoft has quit supporting it. Luckily, Google feels different about the 11% of worldwide computers believed to still use Windows XP. The search giant has announced that it plans to continue supporting the ageing operating system with new builds of its Chrome browser. Read more

OPERA: Is This Browser Innovation Wild Card? The web browser industry is 25 years old, which is an eternity in the tech world. Though some of the early entrants have disappeared, and a few arrived over the last decade, change in the industry has been driven (or resisted) mostly by pre-installation deals on hardware devices. Despite continuous incremental changes, any users of progenitor browsers (like Nexus or Mosaic) would find today’s tools surprisingly familiar. Read more

FREE DOWNLOAD: Chromium Browser 44.0.2372.0 For Windows Latest Version. Chromium Google Chrome draws its source code is open source web browser project. This is for all users to experience the web a safer, faster and more stable way it was designed to provide. Chromium is really a web browser application, rather than a tabbed window manager or shell. This project a more intuitive, user-friendly user interface in an attempt to make the experience of putting unnecessary stuff is avoided. Read more


NATIONAL SECURITY: The DEA Is Spending Millions Of Dollars On Spyware. The Drug Enforcement Agency has been spending millions on spyware tools to take over suspects’ phones, according to an exclusive report from Motherboard. Government records show the agency paying $2.4 million for a “remote control system” that could be implanted in a suspect’s phone Read more

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: Lawyer Representing Police Whistleblowers Says Department Tried To Install Malware On His Computer During Discovery Process. An Arkansas lawyer representing police whistleblowers has filed a motion for sanctions after discovering spyware on a hard drive government officials mailed to him. The hard drive supposedly contained discovery information related to police whisltblower litigation. Read more


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