The Tor Project announced last week that it plans on launching a bug bounty program this year to encourage security researchers and hackers to responsibly report issues they find in the software.
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Microsoft said starting March 31, 2016 it will detect and begin removing programs such as Superfish adware that inject ads into browsers and expose users to SSL interception.
Google announce it would, by default, begin giving HTTPS preference in search engine rankings.
Juniper Networks has removed “unauthorized code” capable of decrypting VPN traffic that it found in ScreenOS, which runs many of its enterprise-grade NetScreen firewalls.
Facebook is at odds with a security researcher over a number of Instagram vulnerabilities that allowed the researcher to access SSL and other private keys, as well as user and employee data.
Thirteen million MacKeeper user records were found in a publicly accessible database.
Some Twitter users are being warned that their accounts may be involved in state-sponsored hacks.
FBI Director James Comey testified before a Senate committee that technology companies should consider changing their business models around encryption.
Experts believe that the success tied to a recent spate of DDoS for hire groups may be because many are copycat collectives operating with a shorter lifespan.
The Let’s Encrypt initiative reached yet another milestone this week when it entered public beta, a step that it claims will help make it easier for website owners to embrace HTTPS encryption.