Google details how it will overturn encryption signals in Chrome

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 13:45:00 -0700

Google has further fleshed out plans to upend the historical approach browsers have taken to warn users of insecure websites, spelling out more gradual steps the company will take with Chrome this year.

Starting in September, Google will stop marking plain-vanilla HTTP sites – those not secured with a digital certificate, and which don’t encrypt traffic between browser and site servers – as secure in Chrome’s address bar. The following month, Chrome will tag HTTP pages with a red “Not Secure” marker when users enter any kind of data.

Eventually, Google will have Chrome label every HTTP website as, in its words, “affirmatively non-secure.” By doing so, Chrome will have completed a 180-degree turn from browsers’ original signage – marking secure HTTPS sites, usually with a padlock icon of some shade, to indicate encryption and a digital certificate – to labeling only those pages that are insecure.

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Oil and Gas Report: Keeping Connected Safety Systems Safe

Credit to Author: Guest Blogger| Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 14:00:29 +0000

We are pleased to host Greg Hale, chief editor of ISSSource, as our guest blogger in the Oil & Gas section as he shares the outcome of interviewing several Schneider… Read more »

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A week in security (May 14 – May 20)

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 17:17:10 +0000

A roundup of security news from May 14 – May 20, including Mac malware, machine learning, advergaming, tech support scams, and much more.

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Vote for Malwarebytes Labs: European Security Blogger Awards 2018

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Malwarebytes Labs has been nominated for the Best Corporate Security Blog in the 2018 European Security Blogger Awards. Cast your vote for your favorite blog, and spread the word!

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This Week in Security News: Hackers and Cyber Attackers

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 13:00:40 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, Chili’s parent company – Brinker International – announced that consumer credit and debit card information had been compromised at some locations. In addition, Trend Micro helped the…

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Easy mobile security the Faraday way

Credit to Author: Mike Elgan| Date: Sat, 19 May 2018 03:00:00 -0700

Have you heard about those special bags, cases and wallets that protect your electronics from hack attacks?

It’s a signal-blocking container, basically a tinfoil hat for your gadget.

Tinfoil hats are associated with conspiracy theorists concerned about secret government mind-control programs. But when it comes to your wireless gadgets, they really are out to get you.

For example: It’s not a conspiracy theory to believe that companies you’ve never heard of are tracking your location.

In the past two weeks, we’ve learned that a company called Securus Technologies sold the real-time location data of millions of people. It got this data from another company called LocationSmart, which itself was buying the data from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.

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