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Trustwave Admits It Issued A Certificate To Allow Company To Run Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

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We've pointed out for years that the whole structure of SSL certificate-based security is open to attack via man-in-the-middle attacks... if you can somehow get a certificate authority to grant you a fake certificate. Of course, the protection against that was supposed to be that a certificate authority wouldn't do...
Trustwave Admits It Issued A Certificate To Allow Company To Run Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

Amazon offers cloud certifications; more proof that AWS is all grown up

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Over the past year, we’ve seen more and more evidence that Amazon sees Amazon Web Services as a real business — not a sideline or distraction. And, as AWS tries to build credibility among enterprise accounts, it’s started to mimic its IT elders by launching a formal partner program and...
Amazon offers cloud certifications; more proof that AWS is all grown up

Fake Turkish site certs create threat of bogus Google sites

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After a Turkish Internet certificate authority "mistakenly" issues two unauthorized e-documents used to verify Web site authenticity, another organization creates a fraudulent certificate that could let it impersonate various Google sites. Browser makers have responded. [Read more]...
Fake Turkish site certs create threat of bogus Google sites
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Gemalto adds AMEX, Mastercard and Visa certs to its UpTeq NFC SIM

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Gemalto has been in the NFC SIM business for a while now, adding the possibility of mobile payments to any GSM phone that'll support it. Now it's become even more legit with the addition of AMEX ExpressPay, MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave certifications to its UpTeq NFC SIM, which...
Gemalto adds AMEX, Mastercard and Visa certs to its UpTeq NFC SIM

A world of hurt after McAfee mistakenly revokes key for signing Mac apps

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Travis Nep Smith A McAfee administrator accidentally revoked the digital key used to certify desktop applications that run on Apple's OS X platform, creating headaches for customers who want to install or upgrade Mac antivirus products. A certificate revocation list [CRL] hosted by Apple Worldwide developer servers lists the reason...
A world of hurt after McAfee mistakenly revokes key for signing Mac apps

One in five data breaches are the result of cyberespionage, Verizon says

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Even though the majority of data breaches continue to be the result of financially motivated cybercriminal attacks, cyberespionage activities are also responsible for a significant number of data theft incidents, according to a report that will be released Tuesday by Verizon.Verizon's 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) covers data...
One in five data breaches are the result of cyberespionage, Verizon says

Microsoft kills more code-signing certs to stop Flame-like attacks

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Microsoft Microsoft has revoked more than two dozen digital certificates used to prove its wares are genuine after discovering some of them could be subject to the same types of attacks orchestrated by the designers of the Flame espionage malware. Tuesday's revocation of 28 certificates is part of a...
Microsoft kills more code-signing certs to stop Flame-like attacks

Windows updated with better checking for bad digital certs after Flame malware incident

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Having already pushed one patch to servers as part of its response to the recently discovered Flame trojan, Microsoft is making another adjustment on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 machines. A new update going out lets revoked certificates be published and recognized much faster, which would...
Windows updated with better checking for bad digital certs after Flame malware incident

Flame Malware Signed By 'Rogue' Microsoft Cert, Once Again Highlights Problems With Relying On Certs

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We've discussed in the past just how dangerous our reliance on Certificate Authorities "signing" security certificates has become. This is a key part of the way we handle security online, and yet it's clearly subject to abuse. The latest such example: the now infamous Flame malware that targeted computer systems...
Flame Malware Signed By 'Rogue' Microsoft Cert, Once Again Highlights Problems With Relying On Certs

Privacy at work isn't just about passwords

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If your employer gets to control the software on your computer it could be snooping on you at all timesFacebook has threatened to sue companies that force their employees to reveal their Facebook login details. As laudable as this is, I worry that it will fail to accomplish its primary...
Privacy at work isn't just about passwords

Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance

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Early on, the Internet was built on people trusting people. When it was first deployed as the ARPANET, the operating environment was such that the users could just trust the network. Obviously, much has changed, but not our need to trust the Internet — it just takes a lot more...
Twitter recognized by Online Trust Alliance

Career advice: The value of certs

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Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Page Petry also has advice on winning a promotion and moving into the security field....
Career advice: The value of certs

Career advice: Are certs worthwhile?

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Premier 100 IT Leader Gary Hensley also answers questions on transitioning to the security field and becoming a leader....
Career advice: Are certs worthwhile?

Flame Malware Signed By 'Rogue' Microsoft Cert, Once Again Highlights Problems With Relying On Certs

www.techdirt.com
We've discussed in the past just how dangerous our reliance on Certificate Authorities "signing" security certificates has become. This is a key part of the way we handle security online, and yet it's clearly subject to abuse. The latest such example: the now infamous Flame malware that targeted computer systems...
Flame Malware Signed By 'Rogue' Microsoft Cert, Once Again Highlights Problems With Relying On Certs

BlackBerry Holding on to D.C. Incumbency

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Even as the Beltway’s interest drifts toward Apple’s iPhone and an ever-widening array of Android handsets, the BlackBerry’s foothold in Washington remains strong. Though sales of Research In Motion’s iconic device are slipping most everywhere else, they’re holding steady in the halls of government. At least the way RIM tells...
BlackBerry Holding on to D.C. Incumbency

Career Watch: Noncertified skills pay still has edge over certs

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Latest report from Foote Partners shows the pay advantage has now been documented for six straight years....
Career Watch: Noncertified skills pay still has edge over certs

What developers need to know about OS X Mountain Lion

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The preview release of Mountain Lion is available to registered members of Apple’s Developer program starting Thursday and it includes some significant changes to the way that Mac software is designed, built and distributed. While many details are still under wraps, and there will certainly be some surprise additions revealed before...
What developers need to know about OS X Mountain Lion

Boxee’s Newest Adult Resident: Pornhub, the ‘YouTube Of Porn’

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Boxee has slowly but surely been building out the adult content offered through its streaming service, and now there is one more in the mix: Pornhub (NSFW link) — which informally calls itself the YouTube for porn, offering a mix of user-generated and more professional content — is now also...
Boxee’s Newest Adult Resident: Pornhub, the ‘YouTube Of Porn’
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