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FS-ISAC Helps Financial Services Fight Cybercrime

November 30, 2011 by Mike Byrnes
FS-ISAC (Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center) is a highly organized, well-managed, security-focused organization that fosters a growing community of financial institutions and security vendors to collaborate in fighting cybercrime. Entrust is proud to be an ongoing sponsor and the FS-ISAC Fall Summit in Washington D.C. is in full swing. I had the privilege [Read More...]

512-bit Certificates Abused in the Wild

November 28, 2011 by Bruce Morton
Late last month, we were advised that some malware used in a spear-phishing attack was signed using 512-bit RSA Web server certificates. In a recent blog post from FOX-IT, it was confirmed that the abused certificates were issued by more than one CA to more than one subscriber and it was concluded that the certificate [Read More...]

Applications – Public Transportation/Ticketing

November 28, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCPublic Transportation & Ticketing Impact: High Timeframe to mainstream: 2-5 years (with differing adoption rates regionally) In the above video, you can see the user purchase a ticket by tapping on a map. In many cities, ticket pricing is based on regions or [Read More...]

NFC Applications – Mobile Payments & Public Transportation

November 16, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCIt’s only the beginning and NFC hasn’t even hit the mainstream yet. But so far, there are some pretty interesting and useful applications for the latest connectivity standard. As I mentioned in the previous post, the consumer is likely the first to experience [Read More...]

Kudos to KPN

November 9, 2011 by Jon Callas
Blogmaster Note: This was originally posted on November 8, 2011 to the ComputerWork UK Security Spotlight blog. Disclosure is a sign of healthy regard for security threats This weekend, the certificate authority (CA) associated with the Dutch telecommunications company KPN stopped issuing SSL certificates because they detected a break-in on one of their public-facing web [Read More...]

NFC – It’s all about the consumer first

November 9, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFC Our first Google Wallet customer Not a bad take on a classic Seinfeld scene! So, it’s pretty clear that George’s wallet is super full. I’d guess that he has a number of things crammed in there: Credit cards IDs (driver’s license, health/insurance [Read More...]

Entrust Bulletin on Certificates Issued with Weak 512-bit RSA Keys by Digicert Malaysia

November 3, 2011 by Entrust, Inc.
It has been discovered that Digicert Malaysia has issued certificates with weak 512-bit RSA keys and missing certificate extensions. Their certificate issuing practices violated their agreement, their CPS, and accepted CA standards. Read more at:

Near-Field Communication (NFC): What is it? Why Should You Care?

November 2, 2011 by David Mahdi
This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Consumerization & NFCWhat is NFC? According to Wikipedia, NFC — no, not the NFL’s National Football Conference — “allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, and wireless connections between two devices in close proximity to each other, usually by no more than a few centimeters.” Sounds [Read More...]