March 26, 2011  3:02 PM

SSL Compromise an Act of Cyber-warfare?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Certificate Authority, Comodo, Cyber warfare, Cybercrime, SSL

SANS NewsBites | March 25, 2011 | Vol. 13, Num. 024: "SSL Security Compromised...Attackers compromised a partner of SSL certificate authority, Comodo and issued themselves fraudulent SSL certificates.  The certificates vouch for a site's authenticity, and would have allowed the thieves to set up...


January 30, 2011  3:09 PM

Facebook Enables Always-on HTTPS



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Facebook, Firesheep, hackers, https, Session hijacking, SSL, wifi

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November 13, 2010  2:54 PM

Hotmail now Comes with HTTPS, Kind of



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, SSL, Web 2.0 Security

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November 5, 2010  3:31 AM

Baa Baa, Firesheep, Have You Any Wool?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, Firesheep, Hacking, Security, SSL, wifi, WPA

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October 24, 2010  4:08 PM

Ban on Use of Encryption for a Property Crime?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Encryption, Opinion, Security, SSL

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April 15, 2010  1:51 AM

Government Interception Attacks Against SSL



Posted by: Ken Harthun
InfoSec, insecure, SSL, Trust No One

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October 19, 2009  11:34 PM

Trust Only https:// on Form Pages



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Encryption, Secure Computing, Security, SSL

How often, when you log into a site that requires a username and password, to you check to see if the connection is secure? You probably don't give it a second thought. Most people don't. For many sites, like newspapers, online magazines, etc., it probably doesn't matter much. Who cares if someone...


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