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Free Certs Come With a Cost

Leading certificate authority Letrsquo;s Encrypt is facing criticism that its rapid growth and eagerness to encrypt internet communications is happening at a cost.

No Free Pass for ExPetr

Recently, there have been discussions around the topic that if our product is installed, ExPetr malware wonrsquo;t write the special malicious code which encrypts the MFT to MBR.
Some have even speculated that some kind of conspiracy might be ongoing.… Read Full Article

Over many objections, W3C approves DRM for HTML5

Contentious feature is added, without mandate to protect security researchers.

FREE wildcard HTTPS certs from Let’s Encrypt for every Reg reader*

* And everyone else, too, of course Let's Encrypt plans to begin offering free wildcard certificates in January 2018, a move likely to make web security easier and a bit less costly for many organizations.…

Let’s Encrypt to Offer Wildcard Certificates in 2018

Certificate authority Let's Encrypt said this week it will begin offering wildcard certificates in 2018.

Encrypt all the webpages: Let’s Encrypt to offer wildcard certificates for...

Upgrade will allow even more webpages to be protected by HTTPS.

Let’s Encrypt brings free wildcard certificates to the web

The CA's new certificate option will give webmasters another tool to encrypt the internet.

In ExPetr/Petya’s shadow, FakeCry ransomware wave hits Ukraine

While the world was still shaking under the destructive ExPetr/Petya attack that hit on June 27, another ransomware attack targeting Ukraine at the same time went almost unnoticed.

HTTPS Certificate Revocation is broken, and it’s time for some new...

Certificate Transparency and OCSP Must-Staple can't get here fast enough.

Schroedinger’s Pet(ya)

Earlier today (June 27th), we received reports about a new wave of ransomware attacks spreading around the world, primarily targeting businesses in Ukraine, Russia and Western Europe. Our investigation is ongoing and our findings are far from final at this time.

Despite rampant public speculation, the following is what we can confirm from our independent analysis.

Idea to encrypt Web traffic at rest hits the IETF’s Standard...

Mozilla engineer spots a gap in Web security, reaches for the patch kit In spite of the rise of HTTPS, there are still spots where content originating on the Web can remain unencrypted, so a Mozilla engineer wants to close one of those gaps.…

Idea to encrypt stuff on the web at rest hits the...

Mozilla engineer spots a gap in online security, reaches for the patch kit Amid the rise of HTTPS, there are still many spots where content shifted encrypted across the web is ultimately stored in wide-open plain text, so a Mozilla engineer wants to close one of those gaps.…