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 half of malware now use TLS to conceal communications

Credit to Author: gallagherseanm| Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:30:08 +0000

As more of the Internet uses Transport Layer Security, analysis of detection telemetry shows the volume of TLS encrypted communications by malware has doubled in a year.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/K1PpdsbTaK8″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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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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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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