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  1. Understanding Firefox Updated Security Indicators

    Firefox 42 is here with updated security indicators designed to improve the security and privacy experience for users. Mozilla released version 42 on November 3, 2015, and streamlined how to inform users about a site’s security by updating icons and adding color. In short, the changes affected how Firefox displays Domain Validated (DV) Certificates, active…


  2. The True Cost of Self-Signed SSL Certificates

    While many companies make online security a priority in their business, there are just as many companies who risk securing their website with self-signed SSL Certificates. Because self-signed SSL Certificates are free, this option tempts both novice and veteran companies alike. However, self-signed SSL certificates are risky because they lack validation from a third party.…


  3. Phishing: A Trending Threat for 2015

    Security Phishing Protection

    Threat trends are in constant shift as cybercriminals focus their efforts on different strategies that are more effective at helping them breach a network. Phishing emails is one strategy that has risen in popularity since 2011, according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) 2015. Four years ago spyware and keylogging malware dominated the threat…


  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. Implementing Security in the Internet of Things

    While website encryption ranges anywhere from a few to hundreds of SSL/TSL Certificates, the Internet of Things (IoT) requires millions of certificates. IoT devices are predicted to reach 25 billion by 2020, and security has become a complicated subject as IoT devices have made their way into the lives of consumers at home, work, on…