• Using SSL to Increase SEO

    Google has indicated that it will use strong HTTPS as a signal in their search ranking algorithms. This means that websites should consider using SSL to increase search engine optimization (SEO). Google recently invested in having their “services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default.” This gives the browser user a secure connection when using a Google service.

        in SSL
  • 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
  • SSL Fingerprints

    GRC has created HTTPS/SSL Fingerprints. This service allows you to check whether or not your enterprise is performing MITM on the SSL secured site that you are trying to reach. It compares the certificate fingerprint to what you would receive to the fingerprint that they receive by going direct. If they are the same, the certificate is authentic and you have no problem. If they are different, then it is likely that someone is performing MITM on your SSL connection.

        in Secure Browsing, SSL, SSL Deployment
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