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March 7, 2015
by sjvn01
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NCC Group to audit OpenSSL for security holes

OpenSSL, arguably the world’s most important Web security library with its support for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) in such popular Web servers as Apache and Nginx, has had real trouble. First, there was HeartBleed and … Continue reading

March 3, 2015
by sjvn01
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FREAK: Another day, another serious SSL security hole

It seemed like such a good idea in the early 90s. Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) encryption was brand new and the National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to make sure that they could read “secured” web traffic by foreign nationals. So, the … Continue reading

February 19, 2015
by sjvn01
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How to remove Superfish adware from your laptop

No one likes crapware–the adware and trial software that PC and smartphone vendors put on their devices. Until recently, though we rarely got actual malware installed on new computers. Now, thanks to Lenovo and Superfish Visual Discovery adware, we didn’t … Continue reading