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Chinese Certificate Authority 'mistakenly' gave out SSL Certs for GitHub Domains

Chinese Certificate Authority 'mistakenly' gave out SSL Certs for GitHub Domains

August 29, 2016Swati Khandelwal
A Chinese certificate authority (CA) appeared to be making a significant security blunder by handing out duplicate SSL certificates for a...
4 Flaws hit HTTP/2 Protocol that could allow Hackers to Disrupt Servers

4 Flaws hit HTTP/2 Protocol that could allow Hackers to Disrupt Servers

August 03, 2016Swati Khandelwal
If you think that the HTTP/2 protocol is more secure than the standard HTTP ( Hypertext Transfer Protocol ), then you might be wrong, as...
Several Critical Remotely Exploitable Flaws Found in Drupal Modules, patch ASAP!

Several Critical Remotely Exploitable Flaws Found in Drupal Modules, patch ASAP!

July 13, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The extraordinary ' Panama Papers leak ' from Law firm Mossack Fonseca that exposed the tax-avoiding efforts by the world's r...
Pornhub Launches Bug Bounty Program; Offering Reward up to $25,000

Pornhub Launches Bug Bounty Program; Offering Reward up to $25,000

May 11, 2016Swati Khandelwal
With the growing number of cyber attacks and data breaches, a significant number of companies and organizations have started Bug Bounty P...
High-Severity OpenSSL Vulnerability allows Hackers to Decrypt HTTPS Traffic

High-Severity OpenSSL Vulnerability allows Hackers to Decrypt HTTPS Traffic

May 05, 2016Mohit Kumar
OpenSSL has released a series of patches against six vulnerabilities, including a pair of high-severity flaws that could allow attackers ...
Google makes it mandatory for Chrome Apps to tell Users what Data they collect

Google makes it mandatory for Chrome Apps to tell Users what Data they collect

April 19, 2016Mohit Kumar
In Brief Chrome apps and extensions make things easier, but they can also do terrible things like spy on web users and collect their p...
More than 1 Million Websites Install Free SSL Certificate (and Counting...)

More than 1 Million Websites Install Free SSL Certificate (and Counting...)

March 09, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Let's Encrypt has achieved another big milestone by issuing 1 million free Transport Layer Security (TLS) SSL Certificates to webma...
Critical Flaws in Magento leave Millions of E-Commerce Sites at Risk

Critical Flaws in Magento leave Millions of E-Commerce Sites at Risk

January 27, 2016Swati Khandelwal
If you are using Magento to run your e-commerce website, it's time for you to update the CMS ( content management system ) now. ...
How to Install Let's Encrypt Free SSL Certificate On Your Website

How to Install Let's Encrypt Free SSL Certificate On Your Website

December 04, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Another Big Milestone – Let's Encrypt is now offering Free HTTPS certificates to everyone. Let's Encrypt has opened to the ...
Linux Ransomware targeting Servers and Threatening Webmasters to Pay

Linux Ransomware targeting Servers and Threatening Webmasters to Pay

November 09, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Since past few years, Ransomware has emerged as one of the catastrophic malware programs that lets hacker encrypts all the contents of a...
When a 'Hacker News' Reader Tricked Me into visiting this Amazing Site (Don't Click at Work)

When a 'Hacker News' Reader Tricked Me into visiting this Amazing Site (Don't Click at Work)

September 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
My usual bed routine is to check comments under my articles before I go to sleep. The same I was doing last night, but something weird h...
Thousands of Hacked WordPress Sites Abused to Infect Millions of Visitors

Thousands of Hacked WordPress Sites Abused to Infect Millions of Visitors

September 18, 2015Khyati Jain
A Large number of WordPress websites were compromised in last two weeks with a new malware campaign spotted in the wild. WordPress ...
Let's Encrypt Project issues its First Free SSL/TLS Certificate

Let's Encrypt Project issues its First Free SSL/TLS Certificate

September 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Last fall the non-profit foundation EFF ( Electronic Frontier Foundation ) launched an initiative called Let's Encrypt that aimed...
​Google, Yahoo, Facebook Collaborate to Blacklist Bad Bots

​Google, Yahoo, Facebook Collaborate to Blacklist Bad Bots

July 22, 2015Mohit Kumar
The major tech companies including Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! have joined their hands to launch a new program meant to block fake web...
Critical OpenSSL Flaw Allows Hackers to Impersonate Any Trusted SSL Certificate

Critical OpenSSL Flaw Allows Hackers to Impersonate Any Trusted SSL Certificate

July 09, 2015Mohit Kumar
The mysterious security vulnerability in the widely used OpenSSL code library is neither HeartBleed nor FREAK, but it’s critical enough...
Free Encryption Project to issue First SSL/TLS Certificates Next Month

Free Encryption Project to issue First SSL/TLS Certificates Next Month

June 19, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Let's Encrypt , a project aimed to provide free-of-charge and easier-to-implement way to obtain and use a digital cryptographic cert...
Why Protecting Your Magento Ecommerce Website Is So Damn Important

Why Protecting Your Magento Ecommerce Website Is So Damn Important

April 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The Market of E-commerce websites is at its peak, as today people love to shop online to save their time. However, E-commerce and finan...
Tor — How to Protect Your Digital Environment?

Tor — How to Protect Your Digital Environment?

March 17, 2015Wang Wei
Are you aware of everything that your users are accessing from your environment? While most of the time, non-work-related Internet b...
Yahoo! pays $24,000 to Hacker for finding Security Vulnerabilities

Yahoo! pays $24,000 to Hacker for finding Security Vulnerabilities

March 17, 2015Mohit Kumar
Yahoo! has offered $24,000 to a security researcher for finding out and reporting three critical security vulnerabilities in its produ...
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