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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.
 
FireEye, Fox-IT launch free service to combat Cryptolocker ransomware  06 August 2014 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
FireEye and Fox-IT have launched a free tool to assist victims of the CryptoLocker ransomware. Announced on Wednesday, the new service, dubbed DecryptCryptoLocker, is available for free to assist those impacted by the CryptoLocker ransomware.
 
Cryptolocker neutralized, says Justice Department  15 July 2014 
Source: SC Magazine - Posted by Alex   
A status report filed by the Justice Department on Friday indicates that the Cryptolocker threat has been neutralized. Cryptolocker, ransomware that extorted more than $27 million from its victims in nine months of existence, can no longer communicate with the infrastructure used to control the malware, according to a Friday release.
 
Too many cooks may worsen the OpenSSL mess  14 July 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Nobody questions that OpenSSL is a vital part of the Internet's infrastructure. So many fundamentals are built on top of it and in so many places. Too much is at stake for it to be vulnerable to yet another Heartbleed, the dangers of which may linger for some time in embedded and client devices.
 
OpenSSL Project publishes roadmap to counter criticism  02 July 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The OpenSSL Project is planning a number of changes to ensure its security component, used across millions of computers across the Internet, is in tip-top shape.
 
Encrypted Web traffic can reveal highly sensitive information  24 June 2014 
Source: TechWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Analyzing encrypted Web traffic can potentially reveal highly sensitive information such as medical conditions and sexual orientation, according to a research paper that forecasts how privacy on the Internet may erode.
 
OpenSSL Patches 7 Security Flaws  20 June 2014 
Source: Top Tech News - Posted by Dave Wreski   
If there is any good news from the discovery of the Heartbleed bug that affects OpenSSL, it’s this: security Relevant Products/Services analysts are keeping a closer watch on OpenSSL. And their efforts have paid off. The open-source OpenSSL Project today released a security update that fixes seven vulnerabilities, including two that have been rated critical by the SANS Internet Storm Center.
 
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