The 3 Basic Concepts of MQTT Security

The 3 Basic Concepts of MQTT Security

Light bulbs, locks, thermostats and appliances are now designed with network connectivity in mind. One day soon, the majority of such once-isolated devices could become…

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Let's Encrypt Revokes Over 3 Million of Its Digital Certs

Let’s Encrypt Revokes Over 3 Million of Its Digital Certs

Let’s Encrypt, a nonprofit that has played a major role in pushing the use of encryption on the Web, today revoked more than 3 million…

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Exploit Fully Breaks SHA-1, Lowers the Attack Bar

Exploit Fully Breaks SHA-1, Lowers the Attack Bar

A proof-of-concept attack has been pioneered that “fully and practically” breaks the Secure Hash Algorithm 1 (SHA-1) code-signing encryption, used by legacy computers to sign…

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TLS Certificates in High Demand on the Dark Web

TLS Certificates in High Demand on the Dark Web

A recent study confirms that SSL/TLS certificates, both individually and packaged, are being sold on the dark web. TLS certificates, both individually and packaged with…

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Germany's cyber-security agency recommends Firefox as most secure browser

Germany’s cyber-security agency recommends Firefox as most secure browser

Firefox is the only browser that received top marks in a recent audit carried out by Germany’s cyber-security agency — the German Federal Office for…

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Cyberattackers now pose as business executives to secure security certificates

Cyberattackers now pose as business executives to secure security certificates

Security certificates are intended to elicit trust in users for the deployment of software, but as with so many other safeguards, threat actors can find…

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Google Wants To Reduce HTTPS Cert Lifetimes To 1 Year

Google Wants To Reduce HTTPS Cert Lifetimes To 1 Year

Google wants to reduce the lifespan of SSL certificates (used to secure HTTPS encrypted traffic) from the current two years to just over a year.…

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