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April 9, 2015
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Securing the web once and for all: The Let’s Encrypt Project

Securing the web once and for all: The Let’s Encrypt Project

In case you’ve been in a cave, you may not have noticed Web security is a mess. Gmail had fits this weekend with sending mail because the mail server tasked with sending messages had an expired security certificate. Before that, … Continue reading

March 25, 2015
by sjvn01
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Red Hat Squid web-proxy is not deleting files willy-nilly

Yes, the bug in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 Squid web caching proxy is a bad one. As the Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 1202858 reads, “restarting testing build of squid results in deleting all files in hard-drive.” I … Continue reading

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

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