Monthly Archives: September 2011
Facebook Requires SSL: Can the BEAST Overcome?
DigiNotar Files Bankruptcy and Mitsubishi Breach
Two significant events have unfolded: DigiNotar, the Dutch Certificate Authority, has filed for bankruptcy and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan's leading defense contractor, has been breached.
The Internet Taken by the Horns: WikiLeaks, Certificate Authorities, and Apache
The internet is a universe of information. Just like in reality, not everyone is permitted to go wherever they like, thus, we have military, fences, and signs that say "Employees Only". On the internet we just have Certificate Authorities (CA), usernames, and passwords. While WikiLeaks' complete database was released, the internet has been taken by the horns with the breach at the CA DigiNotar and security vulnerabilities in Apache and other software.