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ZombieLoad: Another batch of flaws affect Intel chips
“This flaw can be weaponised in highly targeted attacks that would normally require system-wide privileges or a complete subversion of the operating system."
Certificate-related outages impact 60% of businesses - Venafi
Certificate-related outages harm the reliability and availability of vital network systems and services while also being difficult to diagnose and remediate.
Government-mandated encryption backdoors a dangerous game, says survey
'This is not rocket science; backdoors inevitably create vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors."
Security professionals want to return fire – Venafi
Seventy-two percent of professionals surveyed believe nation-states have the right to ‘hack back’ cybercriminals.
SSL/TLS certificate marketplaces thriving on dark web - study
These services deliver machine-identities-as-a-service to cybercriminals who wish to spoof websites, eavesdrop on encrypted traffic, perform man-in-the-middle attacks and steal sensitive data.
Venafi and nCipher Security partner on machine identity protection
Cryptographic keys serve as machine identities and are the foundation of enterprise information technology systems.
Cyber criminals using lookalike online shopping domains to phish buyers
Because they point to malicious online shopping sites that mimic legitimate, well-known retail websites, it makes it increasingly difficult for customers to detect the fake domains.
Study: 80% of enterprises struggle to protect machine identities
The study focused on enterprise machine identity protection challenges and included responses from 350 senior IT security professionals.
Exclusive: Venafi talks weaponisation of machine identities
As companies integrate more digital tools into their business, many of them remain unaware of the risk code-signing certificates are exposing them to.
Scammers spoof UK university domains as part of massive fraud campaign
Action Fraud UK is warning people to be wary of any emails they receive that look like they belong to UK university email addresses.
Venafi announces new enterprise endpoint management solution
Organisations must provide mobile devices of all types with secure machine identities that support authentication, encryption and decryption.
Four Major Misunderstandings about public key infrastructure (PKI)
There’s a misconception that public key infrastructure (PKI) is dead.
70% of security experts say social media should be government regulated
A survey has found the majority believe social media data collection needs to be regulated, despite having little faith in their governments.
Venafi announces business growth and expansion plans
Over the past year, Venafi has seen significant growth and success across every part of its business.
Blunder by Trustico revokes 23,000 website certificates
23,000 customers of Trustico recently received an email informing them their website security certificates will be rendered useless within 24 hours.
Assessing the rising threat of encrypted tunnels
Venafi senior technical manager Nick Hunter takes a look at five key threats posed by encrypted tunnel attacks.
INTERVIEW: What Google’s decision to distrust Symantec certificates means
Last year Chrome announced a formal plan to remove trust from Symantec-issued certificates - Venafi's Walter Goulet discusses the implications.
Malicious Reddit clone fooling users into giving away logins
A simple typo is taking users to a seemingly secure Reddit clone that is actually stealing their login details - we have commentary from two experts.
Four steps organisations can take to protect against encrypted tunnel attacks
Nefarious actors can use encrypted tunnels to pivot across corporate networks, eavesdrop, route traffic to phishing websites & access sensitive data.
Cyber warfare set to surge in 2018 but expert says Britain is not prepared
Cyber war has exploded and is now quite literally on our doorstep - despite this an expert claims Britain's defences are severely underfunded.
Cybersecurity experts opine on confession it’s not if but when UK is attacked
Ciaran Martin says the UK has been ‘fortunate’ to avoid an attack that could cause devastating disruption to elections or critical infrastructure.
Six questions every business needs to consider to measure their cyber security
For those of you reading this that don’t know your binary from a recursive hole in the ground, it’s important to have a little foundational knowledge.
Poor SSH key management an open invitation for malicious threats
Organisations that use Secure Shell (SSH) technologies and keys are doing a poor job of making sure they are secure, survey finds.
LinkedIn’s outage blunder left users exposed and was ‘easily preventable’
LinkedIn went down yesterday in countries across the world due to an SSL certificate expiry, leaving some users' data at risk with no encryption.