Heartbleed’s ramifications still unfolding as e-commerce compliance standards updated

Editor's note: This story was updated April 15 to reflect the publishing of PCI-DSS 3.1 and clarifications of some of the deadlines for phasing out SSL.  A core technology that has been trusted

Published on: April 13th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Is Heartbleed deceptively easy to fix?

From the day the world learned about the infamous OpenSSL crypto vulnerability, the Heartbleed fix has been available and the organization's terse recommendation has been to apply the patch or re-compile the code

Published on: April 14th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Heartbleed – don’t panic, but take swift action

What is it?  What impact can it have on your business?  Should you be concerned?  What can you do? Heartbleed is a vulnerability that has been around for two years, but it was

Published on: April 9th, 2014 Jim Love

How to stop Heartbleed: 7-step checklist to fix OpenSSL security bug

A serious vulnerability has been revealed that could give anyone access to private data on the web that's supposed to be securely encrypted. According to recent estimates, the Heartbleed SSL/TLS bug may be

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

I Think Security launches all-in-one solution for mobile, cloud, and desktops

I Think Security Ltd., a data security startup based in Waterloo, Ont., is launching a new security solution that aims to protect businesses’ data on desktops, on mobile devices, and in the cloud

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Block hackers by learning the 7-step ‘kill chain’ method

Hackers and cybercriminals are becoming savvier, with the bulk of their attacks now aimed at specific targets, according to a new report from security solutions provider Websense Inc. Instead of launching Hail Mary-esque

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Symantec updates mobile suite for BYOD age

Symantec Corp. announced updates to its Mobile Management Suite that attempt to strike a balance between a preferred user experience and better security controls, at its Symantec Vision conference in Las Vegas today.

Published on: April 16th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Top 7 ways to secure your Web site

Pleasing customers is a top priority for business owners, and building trust is a large part of that. When an e-commerce Web site gets hacked or compromised, customers are at risk of identity

Published on: March 31st, 2013 Sean Forkan

How to choose the right Certificate Authority for your Web site

Special guest blog by Fran Rosch, Vice President Identity and Authentication Services, Symantec Not many businesses can operate without a website these days and many also rely upon online sales to ensure steady growth

Published on: October 24th, 2012 Paul Wood

Dutch company crushed after security certificates stolen

The Dutch company that was hacked earlier this summer by certificate thieves has gone bust and shut down, its U.S.-based owner said Tuesday.DigiNotar filed for bankruptcy in a Netherland court on Monday, and

Published on: September 22nd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft blocks all SSL certificates issued by hacked Dutch firm

Microsoft today updated Windows to permanently block all digital certificates issued by a Dutch company that was hacked months ago.The update -- the second for Windows Vista and Windows 7, but the first

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Hackers gain ability to impersonate CIA, MI6, Mossad

The tally of digital certificates stolen from a Dutch company in July has exploded to more than 500, including ones for intelligence services like the CIA, the U.K.'s MI6 and Israel's Mossad, a

Published on: September 6th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Does your business need SSL encryption?

Is it a security must-have or simply a good branding tactic? Secure socket layer (SSL) encryption has been called by some tech experts as a Web site must-have for businesses of any size,

Published on: August 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Hackers can decrypt secure traffic from un-patched iPhones

Almost anyone can snoop the secure data traffic of un-patched iPhones and iPads using a recently-revised tool, a researcher said today as he urged owners to apply Apple's latest iOS fix.The nine-year-old bug

Published on: July 29th, 2011 Gregg Keizer