What are SSL certificates?

SSL/TLS certificates secure communications on the Internet. So what are they, how do they work, and how do you get one?

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NSA issues advice for securing wireless devices

It may seem trivial for the NSA to provide guidance in this field, but maybe if even the NSA are saying it people might actually start paying attention!

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Chrome casts away the padlock—is it good riddance or farewell?

With news that Google intends to remove the padlock from its Chrome web browser, we take a look at how we got here.

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DNS-over-HTTPS takes another small step towards global domination

The rise of encrypted DNS is as inevitable as it is slow. Next on the list of countries to get the benefit of Firefox’s DoH is Canada.

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Demystifying two common misconceptions with e-commerce security

HTTPS and iframe containers augment security, but are not a panacea for online shoppers and merchants.

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Rocket Loader skimmer impersonates CloudFlare library in clever scheme

URLs can be deceiving, but the one used to mimic CloudFlare’s Rocket Loader in the latest Magecart attack takes it to a whole new level.

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A week in security (January 14 – 20)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 14 to 20, including APT10, Fallout EK, Colllection 1 data, Youtube challenges, hosting malicious sites and a Fortnite security flaw.

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Something else is phishy: How to detect phishing attempts on mobile phones

Phishing is more problematic on smartphones than on desktops. Not only that, approaches to handling phishing attacks on mobile are quite different because their techniques are also different. So, how can users sniff out a mobile phish? Let us count the ways.

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A week in security (May 7 – May 13)

A roundup of security news from May 7 – May 13, including a new zero-day for Internet Explorer, a Netflix phishing scam, a worm found in Facebook’s Messenger, and more.

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HTTPS: why the green padlock is not enough

Cheap hosting deals offering free certificates have made the green padlock a less convincing sign of security. Here’s what to look for to ensure a website is safe to visit.

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