SSL News

Don’t be a Victim of DNS Security Holes

August 4, 2008

The details of the new DNS attack discovered by Dan Kaminsky were recently leaked. Make sure you are safe by checking whether your ISP's DNS servers are vulnerable.

Is Mozilla's SSL policy bad for the Web?

August 4, 2008

Nat Tuck Thu has posted about how Mozilla's policy of displaying harsh warning when a site uses an untrusted certificate is causing many sites to not use SSL when they should be.

GlobalSign Launches SSL Deployment Technology

July 27, 2008

GlobalSign leading provider of online security solutions, has announced "AutoCSR" and "One-Click SSL" two new SSL deployment technologies that will revolutionize the way hosting companies provision SSL Certificates to hosting customers.

What Would It Take To Have Open CA Authorities?

July 20, 2008

The Slashdot crowd has opened a discussion about the possibility of a free, open Certificate Authority. A few pointed out the currently free alternative CAs and their problems while many brought it back to the purpose of SSL and a Public Key Infrastructure.

Who is using the latest web browser?

July 20, 2008

New research paper shows that as of June 2008, only 59.1% percent of Internet users worldwide use the latest major version of their preferred web browser. How does using the latest browser affect your online security?

Google Releases Web Application Security Tool ratproxy

July 6, 2008

Google has released a web application security tool to find potential vulnerabilities in your web applications.

SSL Added to Pirate Bay

July 6, 2008

In order to combat new Swedish wiretaps, Pirate is adding SSL to the site.

When are self-signed certificates acceptable?

July 1, 2008

This question was posted on Slashdot and it solicited many different responses. A lot of people are confused about the purpose of SSL certificates.

Low-tech SSL certificate maintenance

June 30, 2008

Edd Dumbill posted a short article on how to do some SSL certificate maintenance when you are using your own certificate authority.

Firefox 3 Released with EV Support

June 17, 2008

The new version of Firefox, Firefox 3, was released today. High on its list of important new features is its support for EV SSL certificates and other security features.