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Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data | WIRED

Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data | WIRED | Web Threats | Scoop.it
In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account.
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Hackers are using Gmail drafts to transmit malware into a network undetected.

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Options for SSL in WordPress - Tuts+ Code Tutorial

Options for SSL in WordPress - Tuts+ Code Tutorial | Web Threats | Scoop.it
With the ever increasing focus on web security, SSL certificates are started to become common practice when setting up websites.

This article will show you how to implement SSL in to your WordPress website using two different methods.
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How to protect your WordPress website with SSL certificates.

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IT Whitepapers

IT Whitepapers | Web Threats | Scoop.it
IT white paper resource providing hundreds of enterprise technology and IT topic-specific white papers covering server virtualization , IT services, application integration, and more.
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Nice article explaining in technical detail how SSL Certificates use Digital Signatures

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HTTP Shaming

HTTP Shaming | Web Threats | Scoop.it
Can you please encrypt my traffic?! Yup, this site is on HTTP – blame Tumblr for not supporting SSL,...
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Don't get caught out on HTTP Shaming - make sure you use SSL to encrypt data in transit.

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World's Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks - Information Is Beautiful

World's Biggest Data Breaches & Hacks - Information Is Beautiful | Web Threats | Scoop.it
Data visualization of the world biggest data breaches, leaks and hacks. Constantly updated. Powered by VizSweet. (History's biggest data breaches, arranged chronologically.
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You can really see the number of data breaches grow in a big way since 2008.

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Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features - Register

Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features - Register | Web Threats | Scoop.it
Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features Register The certificate status is then “stapled” to the SSL handshake, yielding benefits to both performance and convenience (and security, since users generally know very little about...
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Amazon using perfect forward secrecy with Symantec SSL Certificates

 

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Amazon leading the way with Perfect Forward Secrecy.

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Amazon leading the way with Perfect Forward Secrecy

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Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features - Register

Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features - Register | Web Threats | Scoop.it
Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features Register The certificate status is then “stapled” to the SSL handshake, yielding benefits to both performance and convenience (and security, since users generally know very little about...
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Amazon leading the way with Perfect Forward Secrecy.

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Amazon leading the way with Perfect Forward Secrecy

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Amazon using perfect forward secrecy with Symantec SSL Certificates

 

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Top 10 UK celebrities most likely to infect your computer - Telegraph

Top 10 UK celebrities most likely to infect your computer - Telegraph | Web Threats | Scoop.it
Internet security company McAfee has revealed the top 10 celebrity searches most likely to infect your computer with malware. Have you been searching for these stars?
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Be careful when Google searching for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini!

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More 1024-Bit Certificates to Be Deprecated in Firefox - Threatpost

More 1024-Bit Certificates to Be Deprecated in Firefox - Threatpost | Web Threats | Scoop.it
More 1024-Bit Certificates to Be Deprecated in Firefox
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“If you run an SSL-enabled website, this change will not impact you if your certificates and the CAs above it have 2048-bit keys or more.
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Mozilla removed several 1024-bit root certificates from their trusted store for the launch of Firefox 32 last week in line with industry changes. Hopefully everyone has migrated to 2048-bit SSL Certificates by now.

 

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Gradually Sunsetting SHA-1

Gradually Sunsetting SHA-1 | Web Threats | Scoop.it
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HTTPS sites whose certificate chains use SHA-1 and are valid past 1/1/2017 will no longer appear to be fully trustworthy in Chrome 39 released in November.

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Latest Firefox version adds protection against rogue SSL certificates - CIO

Latest Firefox version adds protection against rogue SSL certificates - CIO | Web Threats | Scoop.it
eWeek Latest Firefox version adds protection against rogue SSL certificates CIO The feature, known as certificate key pinning, allows online services to specify which SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Security Layer) certificates are valid...
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Mozilla adds SSL certificate pinning to Firefox 32.

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Symantec Canada on Twitter: Did you know that #data breaches cost an average of $250 per second? #DirtyTopics http://t.co/3nnRr4M2Le

Symantec Canada on Twitter: Did you know that #data breaches cost an average of $250 per second? #DirtyTopics http://t.co/3nnRr4M2Le | Web Threats | Scoop.it
RT @SymantecCanada: Did you know that #data breaches cost an average of $250 per second? #DirtyTopics http://t.co/3nnRr4M2Le
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Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features - Register

Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features - Register | Web Threats | Scoop.it
Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features Register The certificate status is then “stapled” to the SSL handshake, yielding benefits to both performance and convenience (and security, since users generally know very little about...
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Amazon leading the way with Perfect Forward Secrecy

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Amazon leading the way with Perfect Forward Secrecy.

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Amazon using perfect forward secrecy with Symantec SSL Certificates

 

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Real World Negative SEO Extortion

Real World Negative SEO Extortion | Web Threats | Scoop.it
Someone threatened to launch a negative SEO attack against our website so we're documenting the attack and the eventual recovery process. Check it out...

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A funny blow by blow account of an attempted negative SEO ransom scam.

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