• Firefox’s Lock Icon is Back

    I’m a little late with this blog item. Maybe it was because it was a great summer or maybe it’s because I don’t use Firefox or maybe it’s because … Firefox 14.0 released in June 2012 and the SSL lock symbol is back. I wrote a blog last year where the beta of Firefox 4.0 did not have the lock

        in Secure Browsing, SSL
  • Beware of Japan Aid Scams

    Security advisors such as the United States Computer Readiness Team (US-CERT) and the SANS Institute are warning people to watch out for online scams related to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief effort. US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves: Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages Maintain up-to-date antivirus software Review

        in EV SSL, Secure Browsing, SSL, SSL Deployment
  • SSL is about assurance

    Troy Hunt, in his article “SSL is not about encryption,” says that SSL is about assurance and “establishing a degree of trust in a site’s legitimacy.” I have mixed feelings about the title, but agree with the points that Hunt makes. Here are some highlights: Users assume that high-profile sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox) provide assurance even though they do

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