In the wake of the recent discoveries of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug and the SSL "gotofail" bug, Mozilla has announced a new and topical bug bounty program: it offers $10,000 to any researcher that discovers and responsibly reports critical security flaws in a new certificate verification library that will soon be implemented in the company's products.
SSL Certificates serve as the security backbone of the internet, securing billions of interactions annually.
Qualys introduced Continuous Monitoring, the most recent addition to its QualysGuard Cloud Platform, at the RSA Conference in San Francisco.
DigiCert announced DigiCert Certificate Inspector, a tool designed to quickly find problems in certificate configuration and implementation, and provide real-time analysis of an organization’s entire certificate landscape, including SSL termination endpoints.
Analysts with UK-based Internet research firm Netcraft have discovered a considerable number of fake SSL certificates in the wild, created to impersonate banks, social networks, payment and ecommerce providers, and so on.
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