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Firefox 51 Begins Warning Users of Insecure HTTP Connections

Mozilla Foundation took steps with the release of Firefox 51 on Tuesday to communicate more clearly to users when they land on a HTTP...

SHA-1 End Times Have Arrived

For the past couple of years, browser makers have raced to migrate from SHA-1 to SHA-2 as researchers have intensified warnings about collision attacks moving from...

Drone crashed into Seattle’s Space Needle on New Year’s Eve

reader comments 17 Share this story DJI Inspire 1 drone crashes into Seattle's Space Needle (forward to 2-minute mark for collision) Video footage...

Boffins bag side-channel bugs before they bite

How to spot a side order of Rowhammer in a benign binary Rowhammer and similar side-channel attacks aren't caught by anti-virus, so a bunch of...

Kaspersky fixing serious certificate slip

Security smashed for 400 MEEELLION users Kaspersky is moving to fix a bug that disabled certificate validation for 400 million users. Discovered by Google's dogged bug-sleuth...

Security! experts! slam! Yahoo! management! for! using! old! crypto!

Suits should have done more to protect users, rather than user numbers ANALYSIS Fallen web giant Yahoo! has been branded negligent for failing to tackle...

Maker of Internet of Things-connected vibrator will settle privacy suit

EnlargeWe-Vibe Store reader comments 25 Share this story A few months back, we reported on the collision of the Internet of Things and...

Time's almost out for websites to abandon SHA-1

Despite months of reminders and warnings, more than one-third of websites will become inaccessible come 2017.There is barely a month left before major browsers...

Microsoft plans St Valentine’s Day massacre for SHA‑1

End of the line for weak hash as web giants finally act The death knell for the SHA‑1 cryptographic hash function will be sounded, now...

Google Removing SHA-1 Support in Chrome 56

The home stretch for SHA-1 deprecation is in full effect with Google on Wednesday announcing its final deprecation deadlines for the Chrome browser, and...

New Hampshire law barring ballot selfies is unconstitutional, court rules

Lower Columbia Collegereader comments 18 Share this story Just in time for the Nov. 8 presidential elections, a federal appeals court on...

Firefox ready to block certificate authority that threatened Web security

Enlargereader comments 30 Share this story The organization that develops Firefox has recommended the browser block digital credentials issued by a China-based...