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  • Mozilla, EFF And Others Band Together To Provide Free SSL Certificates

    Mozilla, EFF And Others Band Together To Provide Free SSL Certificates

    Ideally, every time you visit a website, that connection should happen over a secure HTTPS connection so nobody can snoop on your surfing habits when you are using a public network at a coffee shop or at the airport. But in reality, most smaller websites don’t offer these kind of secure connections because getting the kind of digital public-key certificate that makes HTTPS connections… Read More

  • CloudFlare Adds SSL To All Customers In Advance Of Google’s Focus On Security

    CloudFlare Adds SSL To All Customers In Advance Of Google’s Focus On Security

    Google dancers have been in a tizzy recently after the company announced that secure websites will be ranked higher in listings, a move that has made a million SEO salespeople instant experts in SSL (and improved the general security of the web.) CloudFlare, a company that launched at Disrupt, has one-upped them all, however, by offering free and easy encryption to all of their… Read More

  • Let’s Fix The Internet

    Let’s Fix The Internet

    I hate to be the one to tell you this, but: we, the people of the Internet, have collectively run up a colossal amount of technical debt. Much of our online infrastructure consists of band-aid and/or legacy Rube Goldberg solutions hacked together with bubble gum and baling wire; and the only way to pay back technical debt is to fix it. The good news is, we’re finally doing just that. Read More

  • The Internet Is Held Together With Bubble Gum And Baling Wire

    The Internet Is Held Together With Bubble Gum And Baling Wire

    Did you know that, to quote an angry hacker: The Internet from every angle has always been a house of cards held together with defective duct tape. It’s a miracle that anything works at all. Those who understand a lot of the technology involved generally hate it, but at the same time are astounded that for end users, things seem to usually work rather well. Today I want to talk about all… Read More

  • CloudFlare Partners With GlobalSign To Make Loading Secure Web Pages Up To 6 Times Faster

    CloudFlare Partners With GlobalSign To Make Loading Secure Web Pages Up To 6 Times Faster

    CloudFlare, the San Francisco-based service that makes websites faster and helps to keep them secure, just announced a very interesting new partnership with trust service provider GlobalSign. While more companies than ever use SSL to keep their sites secure, there is typically a significant performance penalty involved as most of these services don’t pay as much attention to performance… Read More

  • This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew

    This Is Not The Net You Thought You Knew

    You know how the Internet works, right? Of course you do: you’re a TechCrunch reader, a power user. You know what that “HTTP” means in your address bar (if you’re not using Chrome.) You know that behind the scenes, the Domain Name System translates your requests for domain names like techcrunch.com to numeric addresses like 76.74.254.121, and secure connections are… Read More

  • Software *sorta* lets you cut through SSL encryption like nobody's business

    Break out the siren.gif! One of those security research types demonstrated last week how he was able to get around SSL authentication, enabling him to collect private information—Gmail login/passwords, credit card numbers, and the like—with very little trouble at all. It’s not a flaw in SSL itself, but a flaw in the way people use the Web. Read More

  • MD5 collision creates rogue Certificate Authority

    At the 25th Chaos Communication Congress (CCC) today, researchers will reveal how they utilized a collision attack against the MD5 algorithm to create a rogue certificate authority. This is pretty big news, so read on. Read More