Why you should renew your SSL/TLS Certificate early

Recently, popular business and employment service LinkedIn allowed one of their SSL/TLS certificates to expire before renewing. This left users with a certificate error when navigating around LinkedIn posts. Causing much user confusion, it quickly became the object of Tweets and online articles. Though brief, the certificate downtime clearly caused negative publicity for LinkedIn, a […]

Auto-delete feature added to Google

Responding to community feedback, Google is giving its users a simpler way to control their privacy on its platforms — an auto-delete feature. Location history and web activity both help Google to provide the user with personalized ads and recommendations and to access their commonly visited sites more easily. But, increasingly, users are becoming skeptical […]

Understanding SAN certificates

A SAN certificate is an SSL/TLS certificate which hosts multiple domains and subdomains on the single certificate. It is often called a Multi Domain certificate. They are used for a number of reasons; from server limitations to sheer convenience. What is a SAN? To better understand what a SAN SSL/TLS certificate is, we will need […]

Facebook ‘unintentionally uploaded’ E-Mail contacts of 1.5 million users

The social media giant did so without user consent, but says it is now deleting such data. Since May 2016, 1.5 million users have had their E-Mail contacts harvested by Facebook upon sign-up, without being asked for consent. Security researcher ‘e-sushi’ found that Facebook was requesting the passwords to some users’ E-Mail accounts to verify […]

Dragonblood – the vulnerability affecting WiFi Protected Access 3 (WPA3)

The WiFi Alliance recently released their latest security and authentication standard, WiFi Protected Access 3 (WPA3), but two security researchers have discovered a weakness in one of its protocols. WPA3 WPA3 is the newest standard in WiFi security, better securing public and private networks. It makes connecting to non-HTTPS websites and unsecured WiFi a lot […]