Google+ Gets a “+1″ for Browser Security

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Launching a new Web app today comes with a few certainties, and one of them is, “I will be a target for hackers” for sure.  So when an app as large and as high profile as Google+ launches, it will surely be one of the top targets for malicious activity.  ...

HTTPS Everywhere: Fend Off Firesheep

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

The Web is an insecure place and getting more insecure all the time. The latest threat, the Firesheep add-in for Firefox, is particularly dangerous because it is exceedingly simple to use. Someone with absolutely no hacking experience can grab your private login information to sites such as Facebook and Amazon, ...

Firesheep Highlights Web Privacy Problem

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A new add-on program for the popular Firefox Web browser is stirring up longstanding concerns over how many websites electronically identify their users.It’s a problem associated with the use of wireless networks. The add-on program, Firesheep, is designed to make it easy to intercept browser “cookies” used by popular Web ...

Most SSL Sites Poorly Configured

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

The good news about SSL-based websites: Most are running strong encryption. The bad news: More than 60 percent aren't properly configured.Researcher Ivan Ristic, who is director of engineering, Web application firewall, and SSL at Qualys, revealed findings here yesterday from a study he conducted of some 120 million registered domain ...

Gmail Now Defaults To Using HTTPS

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Last night Google started rolling out the change that enables the "Always use https" feature of Gmail by default.  This is a great change to finally see because any little bit helps. Source: