Posts Tagged ‘ssl’

How To Be More Secure With Your Data & Identity

It’s amazing how on a daily basis there’s a story about someone’s identity or data being stolen, personal info being misused, or just getting screwed via the Internet. Most of the time it’s due to a complete lack of standards regarding how people treat their digital property and identity. It’s the electronic equivalent of leaving […]

First CVE

I just found out the other day I found my first bug worthy of being a CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) Candidate: CVE-2008-3747. Low profile, but I guess still a potential vulnerability. I must admit I didn’t know that the database is funded by the National Cyber Security Division of the United States Department of […]

Unobstructed HTTPS

There’s an interesting discussion on Slashdot about SSL certificates. It brings up two valid points: Invalid certificates, while providing a secure mechanism between the client/server are extremely annoying to use in Firefox 3 for many people because of the multi-step process. Previously it was just a warning dialog. There are no free SSL certificates that […]

SSL Bug In Firefox 3b5

I’ve encountered this bug I just can’t quite figure out, so I figured I’d put it here. Hopefully with a broader audience someone else had encountered it and perhaps this will lead to the root cause being identified. For some reason Firefox 3 can’t access Webmin on port 10000, which is how it’s setup on […]

SafePasswd Secure Edition + Blog

As of yesterday SafePasswd.com is now suggesting passwords over SSL for better security. Seems like a good idea right? In other news, there is now a SafePasswd.com blog. The focus is quite simple. Bring better security to the masses. Check it out, add the feed to your favorite rss reader, bookmark it.

Using Norton AntiVirus With POP3 Over SSL

I didn’t find this anywhere online, so I thought I’d post it. Norton AntiVirus up to and including 2007 doesn’t support POP3 over SSL. That’s a problem since sending mail without SSL is insecure, and sending mail over SSL with no virus scanning is also insecure. There is a fix. Please note these directions, and […]