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  • No skeleton key – protecting your organisation on the web

    By | February 22, 2012

    Weaknesses in the SSL protocol (the protocol for encrypting information over the internet) or the public certificate authority (CA) ecosystem that underpin it have received a lot of coverage recently and the last couple of weeks have been no exception.

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  • The death of the password?

    By | June 12, 2012

    Last week was a terrible week for password breaches. First LinkedIn revealed that ~6.5 million password hashes were posted online. Hot on the heels came the news that online dating website eHarmony and streaming music site Last.fm have suffered similar breaches.

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  • SSL- moving forward

    By | October 27, 2011

    It's good news that Google have announced their continued expansion of the use of SSL which means that certain Google searches (and the results) will be encrypted. There's already been pressure to turn on encryption at corporate and domestic WiFi hotspots to prevent theft of passwords and other information by sniffers on the local hotspot but it must be remembered that this still only protects communication between the user's computer or phone and WiFi access point.

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