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Every Wi-Fi enabled device vulnerable to a new security attack called KRACK

Security researchers have discovered weaknesses in the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II), the security protocol for most modern Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within the range of victim can interrupt credit card numbers, passwords, photos, and other sensible information using the bug called KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks). What this means is that the security built into Wi-Fi is likely ineffective, and we should not assume it provides any security. If the security problem which researchers have discovered is true, then it will be very difficult to fix it. Because the WPA2 is built into almost every internet connected device. During the initial research, it was found that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others are all affected by some variant of attacks. The a...

Google’s new HSTS list to tighten up browser security

Google recently announced HTTPS Strict-Transport Security (HSTS) preload list as a measure to improve web browser security. With this, Google plans to enforce HTTPS for all sites lying within its own TLDs (top-level domains) like .google, .soy and .how.

Understanding HTTPS, Types of SSL Certificates and Installing a SSL certificate for Microsoft Exchange 2007

With security risks becoming increasingly rife in  the Internet, SSL has become a vital entity to ensure the protection of the organizations. SSL, basically, is a security protocol designed to ensure the authenticity of a website’s integrity and the website’s content. Now, what SSL does is that it encrypts the data being transmitted between the source and destination, of course, after a secure connection is established between them. Websites involving money transactions and membership procedures, secured with SSL, are protected from cyber crimes very effectively and smoothly. Ok, SSL protects your websites. So far, so good. But how do  visitors or customers of a particular website confirm that it is secured and its safe for them to share their data here? After having a SSL installed on you...

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