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Browser Vendors Move to Disable SSLv3 in Wake of POODLE Attack

With details of the new POODLE attack on SSLv3 now public, browser vendors are in the process of planning how they’re going to address the issue in their products in a way that doesn’t break the Internet for millions of users but still provides protection.

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Google Fixes 159 Flaws in Chrome

Google updates its Chrome browser on a very aggressive timeline, often a couple of times a month. Usually, each update includes a handful of security fixes, maybe 12 or 15. On Tuesday, the company released Chrome 38, which patched a staggering 159 vulnerabilities. The huge majority of those patches–113 of them–fix minor vulnerabilities in the[...]

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Experts Laud Changes to iPhone, Android Encryption

The changes that both Google and Apple have made to their mobile operating systems to encrypt the data on users’ devices have generated praise from the security and privacy communities and vitriol and criticism from the law enforcement and political worlds in equal measure.

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Second Same-Origin Policy Bypass Flaw Haunts Android Browser

There is another same-origin policy bypass vulnerability in the Android browser in versions prior to 4.4 that allows an attacker to steal data from a user’s browser.

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New Initiative Simply Secure Aims to Make Security Tools Easier to Use

Categories: Web Security

The dramatic revelations of large-scale government surveillance and deep penetration of the Internet by intelligence services and other adversaries have increased the interest of the general public in tools such as encryption software, anonymity services and others that previously were mainly of interest to technophiles and activists. But many of those tools are difficult to use[...]

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More 1024-Bit Certificates to Be Deprecated in Firefox

Categories: Cryptography, Web Security

When Mozilla released Firefox 32 last week, the company removed several root certificates from the trust store for the browser. The move wasn’t because the certificates were fraudulent or the CAs that issued them were compromised, but because the certificates use 1024-bit keys. This is the first step in a process that Mozilla officials say[...]

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