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The real reason we can't secure the internet

Last week I speculated that the current horrible state of internet security may well be as good as we're ever going to get. I...

Moment of truth: Web browsers and the SHA-1 switch

The long-awaited SHA-1 deprecation deadline of Jan. 1, 2017, is almost here.At that point, we’ll all be expected to use SHA-2 instead.So the question...

How Clinton could have avoided the Wikileaks fiasco

People who are upset that Hillary Clinton’s personal email server may have been hacked are missing the big picture. Nearly everything that is worth...

The only realistic plan to avoid DDoS disaster

Last Friday’s massive DDoS attack against Dyn.com and its DNS services slowed down or knocked out internet connectivity for millions of users for much of...

New research shows Cloud and IoT adoption requires organisations to future-proof...

Thales and Ponemon Institute research confirms organisations’ biggest PKI challenge is inability of existing infrastructure to support new applicationsPlantation, FL – 11 October 2016...

Afraid of online hacks? Worry more about your phone

I talk a lot about the security problems and weaknesses of the internet, as well as the devices connected to it.It’s all true, and...

Google to Start Labeling as Non-secure Sites That Use HTTP

Starting January 2017, Chrome will explicitly mark web pages as insecure if they use HTTP for transmitting sensitive data. In its self-assumed quest to make...

SHA-2 shortcut: Easy certificate management for Linux

I spend a lot of time working on enterprise Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), especially in light of the coming SHA-1 deprecation deadlines.It’s nearly all...

Researcher hides stealthy malware inside legitimate digitally signed files

A new technique allows attackers to hide malicious code inside digitally signed files without breaking their signatures and then to load that code directly...

Man-in-the-middle biz Blue Coat bought by Symantec: Infosec bods are worried

HTTPS-buster and root cert bods joining up? Hmm Analysis Symantec’s deal to to buy Blue Coat, the controversial web filtering firm, for $4.65bn will bolster...