Don’t FREAK out just yet: Microsoft, Google and others provide crucial patches to combat the latest encryption bug

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Don’t FREAK out just yet: Microsoft, Google and others provide crucial patches to combat the latest encryption bug

In a recent discovery by French researchers in conjunction with Microsoft Research, the SSL/TLS protocols used to encrypt connections between browsers and website servers were found to be vulnerable on a variety of commonly used operating systems and browsers, including …

Threats caused by the increased use of wireless hotspots

Comprehensive Study Reveals The Tremendous Growth Of Public Wi-Fi Hotspots By 2018, Raising Questions About Security

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Comprehensive Study Reveals The Tremendous Growth Of Public Wi-Fi Hotspots By 2018, Raising Questions About Security

Earlier this month, a study was released that revealed the results of the most in-depth research to date regarding global public Wi-Fi hotspot deployments. What researchers found may not be surprising considering the fact that consumers are now requesting instantaneous …

POODLE Attack Leaves Browser Users Vulnerable, Especially When Using Open, Unencrypted Networks

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POODLE Attack Leaves Browser Users Vulnerable, Especially When Using Open, Unencrypted Networks

Earlier this month a newly discovered flaw was discovered by Google researchers that exploits an outdated encryption protocol, Secure Sockets Layer version 3 (SSLv3). SSLv3 protects secure web links and safeguards connections your browser makes to financial institutions, email providers …

Marriott Jams WiFi Networks, Disconnecting Hotel Guests’ Personal Hotspots

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Marriott Jams WiFi Networks, Disconnecting Hotel Guests’ Personal Hotspots

Who knew that a worldwide hotel chain could monopolize the WiFi networks accessed on its property? Earlier this month Marriott was fined $600,000 for “jamming” guest-created hotspots while also charging consumers and small businesses exorbitant fees (upwards of $250-$1000 for …

ICloud's website was compromised and left many vulnerable to MITM attacks

ICloud.Com Website Compromised In China, Leading To The Potential For Rampant Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

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ICloud.Com Website Compromised In China, Leading To The Potential For Rampant Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

  Last week, after a report of a hack into iCloud.com in China, Apple posted a security notice on its website, telling browser users to pay attention to warnings of unsecure digital certificates. Perpetrators plan organized network attacks using unsecure …

Apple Fixes Crucial Enterprise WiFi Authentication Flaw With New IOS 8 Operating System

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Apple Fixes Crucial Enterprise WiFi Authentication Flaw With New IOS 8 Operating System

Even the king of the smartphone can’t avoid inevitable security vulnerabilities within its operating systems. Apple’s recent release of iOS 8 addresses a critical weakness present in older OS versions, which allowed potential attackers to hijack the wireless network authentication …