Tor Urges Users to Leave Windows

In a critical security advisory issued over the weekend, the Tor Project told its users that they should seriously consider migrating out of Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Iran Temporarly Blocks Access to Email for some 30,000

Internet service providers (ISP) acting on behalf of the Iranian government have recently begun blocking encrypted internet services that rely on the secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol, curbing the use of virtual private networks (VPN), a number of email providers, and other communication tools ahead of next week’s parliamentary elections.

A total SSL blockage would prevent the use of any online service whose address begins with ‘https,’ thus cutting off internet users in Iran from one of the Web’s most widely used and trusted encryption connections.

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