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  1. Biggest Breaches in 2015, What We Learned

    Data breaches were very much alive in 2015. With more than 178 million American records exposed, 2015 surpassed the preceding years in illustrating the even greater potential damage of data breaches. Increasing knowledge of the potential damage from hacks also called for greater urgency in best security practices, leading many industries to discover their security…


  2. Moving Beyond 1024-Bit Encryption

    With ever-rising Internet security standards, Google recently announced their plan to deprecate DHE-based cipher suites and Chrome will now prioritize ECDHE-based cipher suites. While the company raised the minimum TLS DHE group size to 1024-bit earlier this year, they admit that 1024-bit is insufficient for the long-term. As SSL technology has become a necessity for adequate…


  3. This Month in SSL: October 2015

    Digital Security News

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) SSL & Encryption News Because of recent attacks on SHA-1, Mozilla explained in a recent blog post they are considering deprecating SHA-1 earlier than scheduled by six months. The cost of resources necessary to break SHA-1…


  4. Understanding the Google Chrome 46 Connection Tab

    On October 13, 2015,  Google released Chrome 46. Chrome 46 introduces an icon change in the URL address bar for sites with minor HTTPS connection errors. Minor errors include a lack of Certificate Transparency (CT) information and/or use of SHA-1 certificates, obsolete cipher suites, and certain types of mixed content. In an effort to encourage…


  5. Researchers Urge Administrators to Replace SHA-1 Certificates with SHA-2

    Online Security Warning

    This morning an international team of cryptanalysts urged administrators to replace their SHA-1 certificates as the risks associated SHA-1 are greater than previously expected. The published findings are theoretical and have not yet been proven in a practical setting. While there doesn’t appear to be an immediate present danger, we strongly encourage administrators to migrate…