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In the three years since IETF said pervasive monitoring is an...

IETF Security director Stephen Farrell offers a report card on evolving defences FEATURE After three years of work on making the Internet more secure, the...

Time is running out for NTP

There are two types of open source projects: those with corporate sponsorship and those that fall under the “labor of love” category.Actually, there’s a...

Comcast shrugs off critique of injected notifications

Nothing to see here. Move along As an ostensible courtesy to internet customers now facing 1TB monthly data caps, Comcast has begun notifying those approaching...

IETF plants privacy test inside DNS

'Stubby' aims to protect your metadata from snoopers The Internet Engineering Task Force's (IETF's) years-long effort to protect Internet users has taken a small step...

Researchers tag new brace of bugs in NTP, but they’re fixable

Party like it's 1985 1955 2015 WHAT DATE IS IT ANYWAY? Back in January, Cisco dropped a bunch of NTP (network time protocol) patches; now,...

NSA could put undetectable “trapdoors” in millions of crypto keys

EnlargeJorge Láscar reader comments 30 Share this story Researchers have devised a way to place undetectable backdoors in the cryptographic keys that protect...

CloudFlare Looks to Jump-Start TLS 1.3 Adoption by Supporting Draft

CloudFlare aims to jump-start adoption of the next generation of internet encryption by supporting a draft standard. The Transport Layer Security 1.3 specification is not...

How Bad Proxy Could Lead to Man-in-the-Middle Attack

A bad proxy could potentially enable a man-in-the-middle attack, but there is a fix, security researcher Maxim Goncharov explains. There are a number of different...

For $800 you can buy internet engineers’ answer to US government...

Open-source CrypTech board launches in Berlin The long-awaited response from internet engineers to Edward Snowden's revelations of mass surveillance by the US government has been...

Edgier Edge pledge: TLS fledge no speed wedge, Redmond man said

Faster, stronger crypto comes to baked-in browser Microsoft will speed up HTTPS encryption in its Edge browser with support for TLS 1.3 and performance extensions. Edge...

Google IMAP losing old security protocols this month

SSLv3? DEAD. RC4? DEAD.Still using them? Resign from the sysadmin society in shame Google's ongoing elimination of the antediluvian SSLv3 and RC4 protocols is taking...

DNS security can be improved with cookies, suggest IETF boffins

For message authentication, not for tracking. Promise! A proposal raised late May at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) suggests adding cookies to the DNS...