What are SSL certificates?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:17:21 +0000

SSL/TLS certificates secure communications on the Internet. So what are they, how do they work, and how do you get one?

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Nearly a quarter of malware now communicates using TLS

Credit to Author: Luca Nagy| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:30:07 +0000

Encryption is one of the strongest weapons malware authors can leverage: They can use it to obfuscate their code, to prevent users (in the case of ransomware) from being able to access their files, and for securing their malicious network communication. As websites and apps more widely adopt TLS (Transport Layer Security) and communicate over [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/XXvUtjG7XVU” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Is encryption rendering your firewall irrelevant?

Credit to Author: Chris McCormack| Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 12:09:36 +0000

Encryption is great for privacy, but it’s also creating a vast blind spot where current firewalls are not up to the task of inspecting great volumes of encrypted traffic.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/PEQT8bzYpxQ” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Five years later, Heartbleed vulnerability still unpatched

Credit to Author: Gilad Maayan| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 15:00:00 +0000

The Heartbleed vulnerability was discovered and fixed in 2014, yet today—five years later—there are still unpatched systems.

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Everything you need to know about the Heartbleed vulnerability

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:16:00 +0000

The Heartbleed vulnerability was discovered and fixed in 2014, yet today—five years later—there are still unpatched systems.

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Researchers go hunting for Netflix’s Bandersnatch

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:00:00 +0000

New research from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras explains how popular Netflix interactive show Bandersnatch could fall victim to a side-channel attack and expose users’ choices.

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Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:57:53 +0000

Maybe you were once advised to “look for the padlock” as a means of telling legitimate e-commerce sites from phishing or malware traps. Unfortunately, this has never been more useless advice. New research indicates that half of all phishing scams are now hosted on Web sites whose Internet address includes the padlock and begins with “https://”.

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