The CryptoWall ransomware has proven to be a profitable criminal enterprise, netting more than $1.1 million in six months. More than 1,600 victims have surfaced and more than 5 billion files have been encrypted.
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Mozilla is planning to add support for public-key pinning in its Firefox browser in an upcoming version. In version 32, which would be the next stable version of the browser, Firefox will have key pins for a long list of sites, including many of Mozilla’s own sites, all of the sites pinned in Google Chrome[...]
The email addresses and encrypted passwords of nearly 100,000 users of Mozilla’s Bugzilla system were left on a publicly accessible server for several months earlier this year, the company said. The disclosure comes just a few weeks after Mozilla advised members of its Mozilla Developer Network to change their passwords because of a similar incident. On[...]
The IEEE’s Center for Secure Design’s new guidance for software architects called “Avoiding the Top 10 Software Security Design Flaws” debuted this week.
NIST released Interagency Report 7966 this week, a guidance document for organizations using the Secure Shell network protocol for automated access.
The developers behind Akeeba fixed an outstanding issue this week that could have let anyone download users’ site backups, passwords and user lists.
Amazon Web Services announced that it has turned on Perfect Forward Secrecy and other SSL improvements for its CloudFront content delivery platform.
Facebook published numbers today that demonstrate the pervasiveness of encryption on the web; the social network said 95 percent of its notification emails are encrypted with Perfect Forward Secrecy, up from 29 percent in May.
Google has been testing a method for taking into account whether a site uses HTTPS as part of its search ranking, and officials say it has returned positive results so far.
Cambridge University researcher Ross Anderson urged experts to take heed of weaknesses in chip-and-PIN payment cards as the inevitable switchover looms in the U.S.