The surge in the number of data breaches and recent security bugs such as Heartbleed has generated strong interest in digital certificates and technologies, including SSL and PKI.
A number of Siemens industrial products have been found sporting four vulnerabilities in their OpenSSL implementation, which could lead to man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks or the crashing of web servers of the products.
Roman Hussy, the Swiss security activist behind Abuse.ch, has started another project: the SSL Blacklist (SSLBL).
An infosec consultant looking to book a hotel via HotelHippo.com, owned by HotelStayUK, has ultimately discovered that the website is definitely not to be trusted with private and card information, even though it sports the “COMODO – Authentic & Secure” trust seal.
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