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Nowhere to hide for insecure sites

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Firefox, Mozilla’s free and open-source web browser, is gunning for sites that collect personal data without using HTTPS encryption, in an attempt to combat the growing number of phishing attacks. Google’s Chrome web browser already flags up insecure cleartext sites that collect users’ passwords. From now on, Firefox will also… Read more »

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Antivirus software a waste of time?

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Antipodean Google security engineer Darren Bilby claims that traditional antivirus software is as much use as a dead canary in a coalmine. He made the bold comment at the recent Kiwicon hacking conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Bilby also suggests that manufacturers are shifting their security responsibilities onto users –… Read more »

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