Tags security certificates

Russia to create its own security certificate authority, alarming experts

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 months ago

Security experts worry that Russia is opening the door to mass surveillance and disinformation.

Mimecast confirms SolarWinds attackers breached security certificate, 'potentially exfiltrated' credentials

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

Mimecast offers an attractive target for spies looking to burrow into high-value organizations

A phishing campaign with nation-state hallmarks is targeting Chinese government agencies

by Jeff Stone • 3 years ago

The identity of the hackers responsible remains elusive, though the phishing targets in China and the IP addresses involved indicate a coordinated effort, researchers from Anomali said.

'Critical' flaw in apps for Sennheiser headphones allows certificate access

by Jeff Stone • 4 years ago

The mistake means that hackers could decrypt the key and use the certificate, a means of digital authentication, to monitor victims’ traffic and launch main-in-the-middle attacks.

Pentagon lays out plan to secure websites in response to lawmaker inquiry

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 years ago

CIO Dana Deasy lays out the department's plan in response to Sen. Ron Wyden, who raised concerna about the security of DOD's many public-facing sites.

Mozilla weighs following Chrome in mistrusting Symantec certs

by Shaun Waterman • 5 years ago

A blog post by the maker of the Firefox browser says Chrome engineers are correct in their assessment of the problems with Symantec-issued internet security certificates — but they may have gone too far by proposing to distrust them.

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