Here's a quick guide to installing SSL on Google App Engine
Google App Engine (GAE) is a wonderful cloud platform to host, build and run applications using Google’s data centers. If you use Google App Engine (GAE), you don’t have to manage the server, you only need to upload the application. Any developer who is serious about his/her App security would want to install an SSL certificate at some point. That is why we have come up with this easy guide that will help you install SSL on Google App Continue Reading
Equifax’s ex-CEO Richard Smith concedes in front of Congress that Equifax didn’t encrypt its hacked data
EQUIFAX HAD NOT ENCRYPTED ITS DATA. You heard that right. Still, don't (want to) believe us? Let us spell it out for you once more. Equifax, one of the top three credit reporting agencies in the world had not encrypted their data.
If you are as shocked (maybe even more!) as the girl in the image, you’re not alone.
What we saw with Equifax data breach was beyond the imaginative Continue Reading
Data breaches are on the rise these days. Follow our 7-step guide to protect against them.
Truth be told, this has been a year of data breaches. And there haven’t just been ‘data breaches’, but ‘daddy’ data breaches. Gemalto reported a staggering 164% rise in data breaches in the 1st half of 2017 compared to the latter half of 2016. What’s the reason? It’s hard to put it down to one single thing when it’s a combination of many. Sophisticated techniques, higher rewards, social engineering Continue Reading
A brief description of what SSL is, what it does and how it works
You may have heard you need an SSL Certificate, but you might not be sure what it is or what it does. No problem. We’re here to help you.
An SSL Certificate accomplishes two things. First, it enables an encrypted connection between a client (web browser) and a web server (website). We’ll get to how it does later, but for now, just remember that protects the communication between individuals and websites. Without this, the entire Continue Reading
A quick look at how Digital signatures differ from Electronic signatures
Life was so simple 50 years ago, wasn't it? Less stress, a steadily paced lifestyle, more leg space in the Airlines (tall people will relate better!) and most of all, ONLY ONE SIGNATURE!!! Gone is the simplicity and easiness that came along with those ‘Good Old Days.’
Electronic signatures, E-signatures, digital signatures, biometric signatures…phew! Seriously, how many types are there? It’s too complicated, isn’t Continue Reading
Soon to be launched Chrome 63 will have a provision for detecting TLS interception or MiTM attack.
Google is currently testing a warning system that will notify users about man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks. Developed by Sasha Perigo, an intern at Google, this feature is currently being tried out in Google Canary, the early developer preview version of Chrome. This feature will enable users to identify any MiTM interference present in the network.
Keep in mind that some security programs such Continue Reading
A simplified analysis of 97 million malware incidents detected by Comodo in Q2 2017
From dial-up modems to the internet of things (IoT), from tortoise like speeds to blazing fast FTTC, from being a static medium to a virtual partner in itself, the rise and adoption of the internet have been nothing short of a revolution. However, it’s just getting started. In the words of Marc Andreessen, the founder of Netscape it is “very, very early on.” As exciting as it may sound, it also raises a few Continue Reading
Thanks to Google pushing for HTTPS everywhere and rising cybersecurity concerns, there is every reason to migrate your blog from HTTP to HTTPS
Should I install SSL on my blog site? Should I migrate my blog from HTTP to HTTPS? Do I really need SSL or HTTPS for my blog site? Had you asked us these questions some time back, we would have said ‘maybe, maybe not.’ But if you ask us now, we’ll say ‘Yes! Yes! Yes!’ (for the record, this has nothing to do with Daniel Bryan!).
There are plenty Continue Reading
The old method to check SSL details in Chrome is back!
Google has been tinkering a lot in the recent versions of Google Chrome. Many of these changes have been SSL and security-related changes. The last update of Chrome saw the SSL certificate viewer move from the Page Information menu (drop-down that appears when you click padlock) to Developer Tools.
Let’s get this straight, this is such a pain in the neck. Isn’t it? You hate it, we hate it, everybody hates it. Well, this is going to change. Continue Reading
Google has emailed webmasters that HTTP pages with text inputs will be flagged as "Not Secure"
If you still haven’t migrated your HTTP site to HTTPS, you really should. Why? Because Chrome 62, to be released in October 2017, will start marking any HTTP page with a text input field as “Not Secure.” On the evening of August 17th, Google Search Console sent email notifications to site owners that still have HTTP pages with forms on them.
“Starting October 2017, Chrome (version 62) will show Continue Reading