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Microsoft finally bans SHA-1 certificates in Internet Explorer, Edge

All SHA-1 certificates that chain back to publicly trusted certificate authorities will be blocked, but enterprise and self-signed certificates won't be affected

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Cybercriminals prefer to chat over Skype

Cybercriminals don’t operate in the Dark Web only; they also rely on popular communications software such as Skype, WhatsApp, Jabber, and Signal

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DNS record will help prevent unauthorized SSL certificates

Starting in September, certificate authorities will be required to honor a new DNS record that specifies who is authorized to issue certificates for a domain

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Why we need to encrypt everything

Many major websites already encrypt by default. Here’s why encryption and multifactor authentication should be everywhere

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Trust issues: Know the limits of SSL certificates

All SSL certs are not created equal, and web browsers make matters worse by not clearly showing what security you’re actually getting

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A free decryption tool is now available for all Bart ransomware versions

Antivirus vendor Bitdefender has released a free decryption tool that works for any files affected by the Bart ransomware.

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Free public certificate authorities: Nice idea, big flaw

Certificate authorities such as Let's Encrypt attempt to provide a valuable service for all. But there's a serious problem with what they offer

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Critical flaw alert! Stop using JSON encryption

Developers shouldn't use JSON Web Tokens or JSON Web Encryption in their applications at all, lest their private keys get stolen

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Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore

Admins need to consider whether they still want to use Symantec after its repeated mistakes with issuing TLS certificates

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Some HTTPS inspection tools might weaken security

Many security products that intercept HTTPS traffic don't properly validate certificates, US-CERT has warned

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Cebit showcases security after Snowden

One of the biggest changes on the internet in the four years since his revelations about NSA surveillance is the growth in the use of encryption

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BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

SecuSuite for Samsung Knox is a new version of BlackBerry's established security platform tailored for Samsung Electronics' high-end smartphones

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Warning: Your networking tools are weakening your web security

US-CERT says SSL inspection tools, which let enterprise administrators examine encrypted traffic to find and block malicious activity, actually hinder HTTPS

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It's time to turn on HTTPS: the benefits are well worth the effort

HTTPS websites get a speed boost, better search engine rankings, and fewer browser warnings

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Google tries to beat AWS at cloud security

New tools that protect enterprise applications running on Google Cloud Platform may help take the spotlight away from AWS and Microsoft Azure

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Free decryption tools now available for Dharma ransomware

Researchers created decryption tools for the Dharma ransomware after someone recently leaked the decryption keys for the program online

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This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IoT security

The tiny chip generates truly random numbers -- the basis for cryptography

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Chrome extension brings encryption to Gmail

E2Email, Google's latest open source project, wants to bring encrypted email to the masses, but without strong leadership, this project may wind up going nowhere

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