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  1. Cybersecurity Concerns During an Election Year

    Experts have predicted that the “2016 Presidential Election year will launch a slew of new lures and malware intended to defraud and deceive contributors, candidates, and campaign methods.” In both 2008 and 2012 elections, hackers targeted presidential candidates via campaign computers and databases with the intention to steal data and policy information. The 2016 primaries…


  2. This Month in SSL: January 2016

    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) SSL & Encryption Firefox  users experienced some hiccups when Mozilla decided that the browser should reject all SHA-1 certificates starting January 1. Security scanners and antivirus products failed to connect to HTTPS sites when the…


  3. OpenSSL Patches Two Security Vulnerabilities

    This morning, OpenSSL released two security patches—versions 1.0.2f and 1.0.1r—for two new security vulnerabilities: one rated as “high” severity and one rated as “low” severity. The “high” severity vulnerability affects the 1.0.2 release. The “low” severity vulnerability affects all releases—1.0.2 and 1.0.1. Neither of these bugs affect SSL Certificates; no actions related to SSL Certificate…


  4. Online and Mobile Banking—Secure or Compromised?

    For the first time ever, there are more people using mobile banking apps than people who actually go into their bank branch, according to a new survey by Javelin Strategy & Research. This comes as hardly a surprise; even tiny banks are now able to offer day-to-day services, like check depositing or account management, on…


  5. This Month in SSL: December 2015

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    Here is our latest news roundup of articles about network and SSL security. (Click here to see the whole series.) SSL & Encryption News Google posted an update on the SHA-1 deprecation. In early 2016 Google will block new SHA-1 certificates in Chrome, and starting January 2017 they will block all SHA-1 certificates. On December…