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Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools That Made Her Snowden Film Possible  15 October 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As a journalist, Laura Poitras was the quiet mastermind behind the publication of Edward Snowden’s unprecedented NSA leak. As a filmmaker, her new movie Citizenfour makes clear she’s one of the most important directors working in documentary today. And when it comes to security technology, she’s a serious geek.
 
Dreaded SSLv3 bug no monster, only a POODLE  15 October 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
On Tuesday, Google's Bodo Möller, along with fellow researchers Thai Duong and Krzysztof Kotowicz, disclosed the existence of a vulnerability in SSLv3, which allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by an attacker on the network.
 
Google reveals major flaw in outdated, but widely-used SSL protocol  15 October 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google's Security Team revealed on Tuesday that the long obsolete, but still all too used, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 cryptographic protocol has a major security flaw. According to the team's Bodo Möller: "This vulnerability allows the plaintext of secure connections to be calculated by a network attacker."
 
Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version  19 September 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Google is turning on data encryption by default in the next version of Android, a step that mirrors broad moves in the technology industry to ensure better data security.
 
Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware  18 September 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The developers of a type of malicious software that encrypts a computer's files and demands a ransom have fixed an error security experts said allowed files to be recovered without paying.
 
How Google's tiff with certificate authorities can impact you  11 September 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Miffed certificate authorities are calling on Google to give websites more time to upgrade the security used in browser-to-server communications before displaying warnings in Chrome.
 
OpenSSL warns vendors against using vulnerability info for marketing  09 September 2014 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Security advisories for OpenSSL should not be used for competitive advantage, according to the development project behind the widely used cryptography component.
 
CERT/CC Enumerates Android App SSL Validation Failures  04 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A growing compilation of close to 350 Android applications that fail to perform SSL certificate validation over HTTPS has been put together by the CERT Coordination Center at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
 
Google accelerates end of SHA-1 support; certificate authorities nervous  03 September 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Google's recent announcement that they will begin to deprecate support for SHA-1 TLS/SSL digital certificates in Chrome is meeting resistance from certificate authorities (CAs). Google made their announcement on August 20 on their Security-dev mailing list, although they had been warning of this decision for months.
 
CryptoWall’s Haul: $1M in Six Months  02 September 2014 
Source: ThreatPost - Posted by Dave Wreski   
CryptoWall is a million-dollar business. The file-encrypting ransomware has netted the criminal gang responsible for its development and dispersal, more than $1.1 million in the six months it’s been in the wild, researchers at Dell SecureWorks’ Counter Threat Unit said in a report this week.
 
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