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  • NIST drops NSA-backed algorithm from encryption recommendations

    23.04.2014

    "Following a public comment period and review, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed a cryptographic algorithm from its draft guidance on random number generators," the organization has announced.

  • Heartbleed attacker hijacked VPN active user sessions

    22.04.2014

    As the number of the most popular websites that still haven't patched their servers against the Heartbleed exploit continues to diminish (go here for an up-to-date list of those that are still vulnerable), researchers from cybersecurity firm Mandiant have reported that have identified successful attacks in the wild by targeted threat actors exploiting the Heartbleed bug.

  • OpenBSD team forks OpenSSL to create safer SSL/TLS library

    22.04.2014

    For all the talk about how something should be done to fix OpenSSL so that a Heartbleed situation is never again repeated, there has been little to no concrete action so far.

  • A guide to cloud encryption and tokenization

    22.04.2014

    In order to achieve the best cloud information protection strategy, enterprises must understand what information they use to run their enterprise and what sensitive data should needs protection in the cloud.

  • 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.




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Dissecting the unpredictable DDoS landscape

Posted on 23 April 2014.  |  DDoS attacks are now more unpredictable and damaging than ever, crippling websites, shutting down operations, and costing millions of dollars in downtime, customer support and brand damage, according to Neustar.


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