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  • Let's Encrypt CA to issue its first cert

    17.06.2015

    Let's Encrypt, a non-profit certificate authority (CA) set up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, IdenTrust, and researchers at the University of Michigan, is finally ready to issue its first certificate, scheduled for next week.

  • iOS 9 will use 6-digit passcodes for enhanced protection

    09.06.2015

    Among the improvements that Apple announced for iOS 9 on Monday, there are some security enhancements as well.

  • Weak SSH keys opened many GitHub repositories to compromise

    03.06.2015

    Github repositories of many entities, projects, and even one government could have been compromised and used to deliver malicious code due to the owners' use of easily crackable SSH keys.

  • Facebook introduces end-to-end encryption for notifications

    01.06.2015

    Facebook is testing out an experimental new feature that will enable people to add OpenPGP public keys to their profile, and gives users the option of receiving notification emails sent from Facebook in encrypted form.

  • If we want strong encryption, we'll have to fight for it

    29.05.2015

    As digital rights lawyer and special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation Marcia Hofmann correctly noted in her keynote at Hack in the Box Amsterdam 2015 on Thursday, this issue is like a pendulum: sometimes, like in the wake of the 1990s crypto wars, it swings towards strong encryption, but it could now swing in the other direction.




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Why vulnerability disclosure shouldn’t be a marketing tool

Brian Honan, CEO at BH Consulting, talks about a recent vulnerability disclosure trend – a trend that he believes may ultimately cause more harm than good: security vendors using vulnerability disclosure as a marketing tool with the goal of enhancing their company’s bottom line.


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