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Does your Heartbleed ?

Does your Heartbleed ? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

"The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.

 

Basically, an attacker can grab 64K of memory from a server.  The attack leaves no trace, and can be done multiple times to grab a different random 64K of memory.  This means that anything in memory -- SSL private keys, user keys, anything -- is vulnerable.  And you have to assume that it is all compromised.  All of it.

"Catastrophic" is the right word.  On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

I have been used to see BT's Security Chief more softtoned. This OpenSSL bug must be very serious.

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The Web Is Being Overrun With Bots

The Web Is Being Overrun With Bots | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The non-human web has overtaken the human web, according to new data from Incapsula, which tracks bots on the web.

The non-human web is made of search engine crawlers, spammers, hackers, scrapers, and impersonators.

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Race against the machine

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Android finally outpaces Apple in smartphone web traffic

Android finally outpaces Apple in smartphone web traffic | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
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Yet usage is still in favor of iOS when you compare market share.

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How robust is your browser to this Mondrian frame set recursive crash test ?

How robust is your browser to this Mondrian frame set recursive crash test ? | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

In 1997 I designed a very simple html test aimed at evaluating Netscape 2.0 frameset handling performances. How long does your current browser pass the test ? 

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javascript + frameset management can bring a browser to its knees. How long does your config resist to this 1997 test ?

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Google: Mobile Web Access Speeds Increased 30% Over The Last 12 Months | TechCrunch

Google: Mobile Web Access Speeds Increased 30% Over The Last 12 Months | TechCrunch | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Mobile browsing got significantly faster over the last 12 months, according to a new report from Google, and the average page load times on mobile are now comparable to desktop page load times. On mobile, Web pages now load about 30% faster than a year ago, but when it comes to desktops, Google only found some very minor speed-ups. That, however, is actually quite impressive, given that the size of the average Web page increased by over 56% in the last 12 months.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Do you actually experience the feeling? And why isn't France part of the survey???

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Larry's comment, April 17, 2013 1:44 AM
Loading web pages in France is still much too slow..3G sucks.