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

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe 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 […]

How do I find my Private Key (RSA Key)?

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinWhat is a Private Key? A Private Key is one part of a pair of keys used for text encryption and decryption, the other being the public key (the SSL/TLS certificate). With SSL/TLS certificates, incoming and outgoing information goes through the public key and is encrypted into nonsensical code. The public key is viewable […]

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

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe 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 […]

4 must-haves for your online privacy

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinOpinion Piece The Digital Age is marked by incredible advancements in technology. Never has it been easier to access information, whether for business or leisure. Unfortunately, many feel the Digital Age is also marked by a near-total loss of privacy. Almost no one wants to live in a society where the government monitors everything […]

Sectigo removes CRL support in newly issued certificates

Generate a CSR for SSL/TLS

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinSectigo (formerly Comodo CA) has removed CRL distribution points on newly issued Domain Validated (DV) SSL/TLS certificates. I speculate that Organization Validated (OV) and Extended Validation (EV) SSL/TLS certificates will soon no longer contain CRL distribution points either. What is CRL? A Certificate Revocation List (CRL) is a list of SSL/TLS certificate serial numbers […]

Google+ is shut down today

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe consumer version of Google’s failed social media platform is laid to rest today. Google+ now lays rest in The Google Cemetery, alongside other dead projects such as the URL shortening service goo.gl, and instant messaging app Google Allo. Launched in 2011, Google+ was Google’s shot at a social media platform like Facebook and […]

safe.page is Google’s latest secure domain initiative

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinGoogle has long been an advocate of HTTPS, with measures such as marking all HTTP sites as “Not secure” paving the way to their goal of a fully secure Web. Their latest initiative to promote HTTPS is the new site safe.page, an informative page which explains the importance of HTTPS. It also provides the […]

TLS 1.3, SSL, and why you should upgrade

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedin At Trustico®, a lot of people ask if the SSL certificates we sell are TLS 1.3 compliant. This is a fair question, as many are understandably unaware of the differences between SSL and TLS, and how security certificates work with these protocols. What is TLS? TLS (Transport Layer Security) evolved out of SSL […]

Google unveiling its gaming console today

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinThe annual Game Developer’s Conference is in San Francisco, CA, this week and Google is bringing a game changer – no pun intended. Every year, video game developers and thousands of attendees descend upon Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco for the world’s largest professional gaming industry event. The event’s official website says that […]

Understanding Wildcard SSL Certificates

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinUnderstanding a domain & subdomain To better understand what a Wildcard SSL certificate is, we will need to understand the difference between a domain & subdomain. A domain is a website address. An example is “trustico.com”; this will point you to Trustico’s website without needing to type in its IP address. To create a […]