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Drowning in Weak Encryption

4.3.2016 by Jenn Granger

There’s a new vulnerability knocking about and it affects the very internet traffic that’s meant to be the most secure, which is always what you want to hear. It’s called Drown and with all the encryption issues between Apple and the FBI it’s pretty topical too. Here’s what you need to know. Security researchers from public universities, Google and open source groups have figured out a way to compromise some of the ‘secure’ traffic nipping around the internet. The vulnerability is a knock-back from government ‘backdoors’ that were implemented in encrypted traffic back in the day (sound familiar?) and it’s…

Safety By Default

14.8.2014 by Jenn Granger

It’s amazing the difference one little letter can make. For example, changing http to https can mean the difference between security and insecurity, even though it’s a little squiggle up in our address bar that many of us may not…