How to Disable WPAD on Your PC So Your HTTPS Traffic Won’t Be Vulnerable to the Latest SSL Attack

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

You may not know what HTTP is exactly, but you definitely know that every single website you visit starts with it. Without the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, there'd be no easy way to view all the text, media, and data that you're able to see online. However, all communication between your ...

Tracking the FREAK Attack

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, researchers disclosed a new SSL/TLS vulnerability — the FREAK attack. The vulnerability allows attackers to intercept HTTPS connections between vulnerable clients and servers and force them to use ‘export-grade’ cryptogrpahy, which can then be decrypted. There are several posts that discuss the attack in detail: ...

Software Privdog worse than Superfish

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

tl;dr There is a software called Privdog. It totally breaks HTTPS security in a similar way as Superfish. In case you haven't heard it the past days an Adware called Superfish made headlines. It was preinstalled on Lenovo laptops and it is bad: It totally breaks the security of HTTPS connections. The ...

Lenovo shipping laptops with pre-installed adware that kills HTTPS

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Lenovo is in hot water after it was revealed on Wednesday that the company is shipping consumer laptops with Superfish (Adware) pre-installed. Security experts are alarmed, as the software performs Man-in-the-Middle attacks that compromises all SSL connections. It's a fact of life; PC manufacturers are paid to install software at the ...

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

A new Chrome extension highlights tools embedded in websites that could pose privacy risks by sending data unencrypted over the Internet. It's hard to find a major website that doesn't use a variety of third-party tracking tools for online advertising, social media and analytics. But if the trackers send data unencrypted, ...

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