Researchers have discovered a serious weakness in virtually all websites protected by the secure sockets layer protocol that allows attackers to silently decrypt data that’s passing between a webserver and an end-user browser. The vulnerability resides in versions 1.0 and earlier of TLS, or transport layer security, the successor to the secure sockets layer technology… Read More SSL Encryption Broken
It has come to light that the National Intelligence Service has been using a technique known as “packet tapping” to spy on emails sent and received using Gmail, Google’s email service. This is expected to have a significant impact, as it proves that not even Gmail, previously a popular “cyber safe haven” because of its… Read More NIS Admits to packet tapping?
This past weekend, Tech Bits which is the tech podcast that I host with Paul Scott, covered privacy in this technical era. What was covered was how our data, mostly from our phones are not secure and private in fact record a lot of information that can be pulled and used to trace your footsteps.… Read More Your Data and Privacy
Internet Privacy Roundtable.
After reading several articles and some chatting with friends in the tech world, it seems that apple has found themselves between a rock and a hard place. Linux which is what Mac OS X is based on (under the hood) has been based off of Open Source standards which has allowed Apple to repackage under… Read More Apple Losing Samba and other elements in OS X Lion
There has been much debate over does P2P open up your system to malware and infections. Yes it does for several reasons which get very technical so let’s dive right in. How does P2P work? You connect up to a server which your computer says “Hello there!” and the server replies back, “Hey, these are… Read More Computer Security Part 2/4