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Comodo Criticized over SSL hack

Posted on March 30, 2011 by stupidjason No Comments
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  Last week Internet security company Comodo came forward stating that they had issued SSL certificates to fraudulent hackers who did not submit all the security information to apply for a SSL.  Because the SSLs were not correctly certified the alleged hackers were able to set up a few “secure” websites with the intention of [...]

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Using an SSL to make your way through to a site under a DoS attack

Posted on March 29, 2011 by bcowan No Comments
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With DoS attacks making headlines a month ago or so, this article could have perhaps been better timed, but better late than never. I had to employ this simple trick a few weeks ago to navigate to Escrow.com while they were under a DoS attack, but I have been told it worked for accessing Paypal [...]

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Going Green Online – Increasing Sales

Posted on March 26, 2011 by mgrondin No Comments
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 I recently received an email about how particular type of SSL has increased online sales.  The the email was from one of the largest SSL providers, Verisign (Symantec).  After reviewing over 50 case studies the evidence was extremely consistent and provided strong reasoning for upgrading to an EV (Extended Validation) SSL. The companies studied [...]

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Tor: Bringing Online Security to The Next Level and Leaving Big Brother in a Conundrum

Posted on March 23, 2011 by bcowan No Comments
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A few months back I read Rolling Stone’s profile piece on WikiLeaks Hacker Jacob Appelbaum,  the piece was more about the man himself, but I was taken by his motivations and beliefs that led him to construct the Tor Project.  I had heard of the Tor Project before, but had always thought of it as [...]

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Scammers Take Over During Disasters

Posted on March 20, 2011 by admin No Comments
Scam e-mails are circulating that look like they come from the British Red Cross seeking donations for Japanese earthquake and tsunami survivors (Credit: AppRiver)

The Internet is known for many things, but one insecure problem we know of is scammers. They tend to make the most of a hard situation by scamming other visitors of their cash and credentials. Recently, a study has shown that such scammers are found to be most active during disasters such as the Japan [...]

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View your favorite sites at work

Posted on March 17, 2011 by admin No Comments

Having trouble trying to surf Facebook or Twitter at work ? Are you trying to surf your favorite social media site at work? This maybe an amazingly y easy trick and some of you know it and others don’t so here it is. When you go to Facebook.com instead of going straight to the site, [...]

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Web 2.0 Expo – Is it worth it?

Posted on March 17, 2011 by admin No Comments
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Unlock the Digital Economy Come join the designers, developers, entrepreneurs, marketers, business strategists and VC’s building the next generation Web at this year’s Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco. Opportunities for growth in the digital economy have exploded this year with such companies as Groupon, Foursquare and Zynga leading the way. Come to Web 2.0 Expo [...]

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Smart Phones, who do they really help?

Posted on March 16, 2011 by stupidjason No Comments
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Android, Iphone, Blackberry- Which one provides security? With the increasing popularity of the iPhone and Android mobile devices people are using their phones for heavy computing more than ever before.  With this mobile armada there has been a quick rise of information shared over phone networks, wi-fi, 4G and beyond.  Never before have you been [...]

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South by Southwest Technology Summit

Posted on March 15, 2011 by bcowan No Comments
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South by Southwest We are real busy here at Security Certificate and will not be attending the party this year.  With the unveiling of IE9 and the boat loads of mobile apps making a debut tomorrow at SXSW’s Technology Summit, we would love to hear from attendees with an eye towards security questions raised during [...]

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What’s the Point in using an SSL Security Certificate?

Posted on March 14, 2011 by admin 4 Comments

What’s the Point in using an SSL Security Certificate? Why do you need to use an SSL security certificate? I’ve been asked by webmasters so many times before, “do I need an SSL secure certificate for my site?”, for which the answer is almost always a resounding “yes!”.  Then, there’s always the question, “why do [...]

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