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  • Tor relays vulnerable to Heartbleed dropped from anonymity network

    17.04.2014

    Thanks to the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug, the Tor anonymity network is set to temporarily lose around "12 per cent of the exit capacity and 12 per cent of the guard capacity.” The estimate was made by Roger Dingledine, leader of the Tor Project, in a post on the Tor-relays mailing lists.

  • Secure email service Lavaboom launches

    17.04.2014

    Lavaboom, a German secure email service that aims to provide users with the most secure email account they will ever own (their words), will go into private beta around Easter.

  • Heartbleed threatens mobile users

    15.04.2014

    As time passes, it becomes more and more obvious that almost no-one is safe from the danger created by the existence of the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug.

  • Heartbleed should jumpstart important security changes

    15.04.2014

    With impacts on an estimated 60-70% of websites, Heartbleed is easily the security vulnerability with the highest degree of potential impact ever.

  • First phase of TrueCrypt audit finds no backdoors

    15.04.2014

    Remember when late last year cryptographer Matthew Green and Kenneth White, Principal Scientist at Social & Scientific Systems, called for - and then organized - a crowdfunded, public security audit of TrueCrypt? Well, the results of the first phase of the audit have been published, and the news is good in regards to potential backdoors present in the code.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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