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  • New SSL server rules go into effect Nov. 1

    Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don't conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions designed to safeguard networks.

  • What's lurking in your network? Find out by decrypting SSL

    Organizations have spent vast sums of money on security systems and, when deployed and operated correctly, they play a key role in safeguarding the organization. However, most systems have one critical dependency: The traffic flowing through must be readable. If the traffic is encrypted, many systems are almost completely useless, giving the system owner a false sense of security.

  • SSL certificate authorities vs. ???

    With all the publicity about breaches of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/081811-ssl-249874.html">SSL certificate authorities</a> and a hack that exploits a vulnerability in the supposedly secure protocol, it's time to consider something else to protect Internet transactions. If only there were something else to turn to.

  • Network trust and security in doubt

    The decommissioning of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) across Australia over the next few years could accelerate the deterioration of one of communication technology’s most valuable assets: Trust.

  • With SSL, who can you really trust?

    SSL, the encryption scheme that protects virtually all secure online transaction, requires that users rely on trusted third parties, but what if they can't be trusted?

  • Benefits of Google Encrypted Search

    Google launched a <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/196932/encrypted_search_comes_to_google.html">new beta service this week</a>--encrypted search using SSL (secure sockets layer) to protect searches from being snooped or intercepted while traversing the Internet. <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/196908/google_offers_encrypted_web_search_option.html?tk=rel_news">Encrypted Google search</a> is still not entirely private, but it has benefits for individuals and businesses to <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/195659/users_are_their_own_worst_enemy_for_online_privacy.html">ensure sensitive information is not exposed</a> to prying eyes.