NQ Vault App Not as Secure as Advertised?

 

  The Curious Case of the Crypto App that Couldn’t Encrypt Are you using the NQ Vault app to encrypt and protect files on your smartphone or mobile device? Well, you might want to think twice before you use it because it doesn’t do a good job of protecting your data. With over 10 million downloads it […]

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Basic Primer for Securing SSH

 

  (Super Secure) Secure Shell Simplified Let’s face it, securing Secure Shell (or SSH) can be about as confusing as the plot of the movie Primer. But, like the movie, it’s worth the effort. Although you can find a full guide on secure secure shell online, we’re going to give you an overview of some […]

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Root Certificate For Gmail Expired Over Weekend

 

  While Not Evil, It’s Still Messed Up Did you find yourself getting fewer emails on your Gmail account over the weekend? If you use a PC client or the web app, there’s a chance you might not have been receiving messages. Why? Well, because the SSL certificate for Google’s intermediate certificate authority expired Saturday. […]

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The Curious Case of the Google Certificate…That Wasn’t

 

   Hey Buddy, Wanna Buy a Google SSL Certificate? Unless you’re from Egypt and into technology, you’ve probably never heard of MCS Holdings before. Apparently, the China Internet Network Information Center (aka CINIC) issued this Egyptian-based company intermediate certificates to allow creation of SSL/TLS certificates for their customers – but which they also used to create at […]

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FREAK Frenzy: Router Manufacturer Re-uses Weak RSA Key 28,394 Times

 

  Gobs of Routers Found to Be Vulnerable to FREAK Attack Leave it to the Brits. Some researchers from Royal Holloway of the University of London were curious about how many devices they could find on the internet that were still vulnerable to a FREAK attack. The short answer: quite a lot – and they reported […]

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White House Agrees with SSL.com: Cost of HTTPS Worth the Benefits

 

  U.S. CIO Wants to Secure all Federal .gov Websites with SSL In an effort to secure websites, the Obama administration has proposed that as many federal websites as possible start using SSL. While using HTTPS is going to cost taxpayers more money, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget, “the tangible benefits to the […]

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