Monthly Archives: October 2016

Mozilla bans Chinese WoSign – Firefox no longer trusts their SSL-certificates


Starting in January, any site that uses the new certificate from the Chinese CA WoSign will have a problem with Firefox users. The Mozilla, the company that is responsible for the creation of Firefox, announced that it will block all

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Mozilla switches to TLS 1.3 in browser Firefox 52


Mozilla plans to implement a new version of the TLS specification in Mozilla browser. TLS 1.3 will go along with Firefox 52, which is scheduled for release in March 2017. Mozilla representative said recently that the company decided to include

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Automating backup for the SSL-certificate: businesses need protection after an incident with Globalsign


Company’s existing online, decided to reduce their dependence on individual CAs using backup automation. A huge number of sites have become unavailable after the cross-certificate was revoked in error during routine maintenance of GlobalSign for the purpose of cleaning some

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PCI DSS 3.2: what you need to remember?


PCI Security Standards Council describes the main requirements for PCI DSS 3.2 – update, which is aimed at the business. Troy Leach says, that the introduction of the standard will not fast in order to the organization to prepare for

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Error with GlobalSign certificates led to massive problems with HTTPS-sites


GlobalSign’s success as a root certificate authority this week was staggered. Certification Center was unable to maintain the usual protocols. The result was that many sites, both large and small, are faced with SSL-certificates’ problems. Some users are faced with

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Mozilla reduces the risk of rolling back encryption on Firefox


Over the past year was discovered several methods of attack on the encrypted channels, based on the decrease in the length of the keys to the export level (512-bit). One of them, LogJam, potentially allowing attacker, unlimited in resources, read

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Apple denied a certificate trust of WoSign


Apple has exacerbated the deplorable situation of the WoSign, announcing that soon will withdraw confidence to its free intermediate SSL-certificates for MacOS. Apple’s decision was made public a few days after Mozilla has accused this Chinese CA in the issuing

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Japanese researchers have developed a method of data encryption for smart home


Scientists from the Japanese Tohoku University have created a new method of encrypting information transmitted in smart home systems, and machine to machine. Now the possibility of such encryption is limited – as soon as the power supply unit is

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