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How your web browser tells you when it’s safe

Google last week spelled out the schedule it will use to reverse years of advice from security experts when browsing the Web - to "look for the padlock." Starting in July, the search giant will mark insecure URLs in its market-dominant Chrome, not those that already are secure. Google's goal? Pressure all website owners to adopt digital certificates and encrypt the traffic of all their pages.

The decision to tag HTTP sites - those not locked down with a certificate and which don't encrypt server-to-browser and browser-to-server communications - rather than label the safer HTTPS websites, didn't come out of nowhere. Google has been promising as much since 2014.

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Destructive ‘VPNFilter’ Attack Network Uncovered

More than 500K home/SOHO routers and storage devices worldwide commandeered in potential nation-state attack weapon - with Ukraine in initial bullseye.

What Should Post-Quantum Cryptography Look Like?

Researchers are tackling the difficult problem of transitioning toward a new mode of cryptographic protections that won't break under the pressure of quantum computing power.

What Should Post-Quantum Cryptography Look Like?

Researchers are tackling the difficult problem of transitioning toward a new mode of cryptographic protections that won't break under the pressure of quantum computing power.

Windows 10 Adoption Grew 75%, Adobe Flash Plummeted 188% in 2017: Report

Authentication data reveals an increase in Apple devices, poor mobile security, and the rapid disappearance of Flash from browsers.

Windows 10 Adoption Grew 75%, Adobe Flash Plummeted 188% in 2017: Report

Authentication data reveals an increase in Apple devices, poor mobile security, and the rapid disappearance of Flash from browsers.

6 Steps for Applying Data Science to Security

Two experts share their data science know-how in a tutorial focusing on internal DNS query analysis.

LA County Nonprofit Exposes 3.2M PII Files via Unsecured S3 Bucket

A misconfiguration accidentally compromised credentials, email addresses, and 200,000 rows of notes describing abuse and suicidal distress.

LA County Nonprofit Exposes 3.2M PII Files via Unsecured S3 Bucket

A misconfiguration accidentally compromised credentials, email addresses, and 200,000 rows of notes describing abuse and suicidal distress.

New Spectre Variants Add to Vulnerability Worries

Variants 3a and 4 build on the Spectre foundation, but how worried should enterprise security professionals really be?