Big banks want to weaken the internet’s underlying security protocol
TLS 1.3 will usher in the largest changes in the protocol's history. Banks want to build in a back door.
Facebook patches security flaw based on 19-year-old bug; other sites may still be vulnerable
Researchers from the U.S. and Germany found a workaround that makes an old bug still applicable to major websites, with the ability to intercept passwords and other private information.
Sen. Wyden calls out Pentagon for not adopting email encryption technology
The senator from Oregon wants to know why DISA isn't using STARTTLS.
Mozilla weighs following Chrome in mistrusting Symantec certs
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.
Symantec says it will reissue digital certs distrusted by Chrome
Symantec looks to be caving in its dispute with Chrome over the trustworthiness of digital certificates — which underlie the green padlock in the browser address bar that tells consumers it's safe to bank or shop online.
Citing compliance failures, Chrome will distrust Symantec certificates
Two of the biggest names on the internet embarked on a game of chicken this week over the little green padlock in the address bar.