• SSL Review: June 2014

    Part 5 of 7 in the Series — SSL Review
    Entrust’s monthly SSL review discussions — and likely other digital certificates — recaps news, trends and opinions from the industry. Entrust and CA Security Council Entrust Identity ON discussed: OpenSSL Team Warns of New MITM Vulnerability CA Security Council discussed: Benefits of Elliptic Curve Cryptography OCSP Must-Staple Hot Topics & Opinions OpenSSL Man-In-The-Middle … Paul Venezia discusses The new OpenSSL

        in SSL
  • Elliptic-Curve Cryptography, Simplified

    Part 2 of 2 in the Series — Zero to 30
    As both standalone and networked computing capabilities continue to grow in-line with Moore’s law, key sizes for the most widely used public-key cryptographic systems have to grow disproportionately fast. This trend makes a switch to elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) more and more attractive. Unfortunately, ECC has a reputation for being difficult to understand. And this reputation, deserved or not, deters many

        in General
  • SSL News from Black Hat and DEF CON 2013

    Every year we review some of the presentations at Black Hat and DEF CON that discuss SSL, TLS and HTTPS. Here is the list from 2013. The Factoring Dead: Preparing for the Cryptopocalypse Download: Slides by Alex Stamos, Tom Ritter, Thomas Ptacek and Javed Samuel This presentation looked into the recent leaps in solving discrete logarithm problem (DLP) by Joux

        in SSL, SSL Deployment
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