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Online safety

The end for 1024-bit SSL certificates is near, Mozilla kills a few more

Website owners still using 1024-bit SSL certificates should replace them with 2048-bit ones

Mozilla puts old hardware to new use, runs Tor relays

The organization opted for running middle relays, although exit relays would have probably helped the anonymity network more


'Mastermind' Hacker Steals 20 Million Credentials From Dating Website

User names and email passwords filched

Kim Dotcom ready to take on Skype with end-to-end encrypted video calling service

MegaChat opens up for public testing

Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8

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How to Remain (Mostly) Invisible Online

While complete anonymity these days is nearly impossible, experts have some tips, and tools, they recommend for maintaining privacy and keeping your digital footprint as minimal as possible

Report: NSA not only creates, but also hijacks, malware

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show the NSA hijacks botnets and computers infected with malware by other intelligence agencies

Cleared your browser cookies? It won't stop ad company using Verizon tracking header

An advertising company uses the unique identifier headers added by Verizon to Web traffic to recreate tracking cookies deleted by users

CryptoWall ransomware is back with new version after two months of silence

CryptoWall 3.0 uses both the Tor and I2P anonymity networks for increased stealthiness

Adobe patches remote code execution and keylogging flaws in Flash Player

Some of the vulnerabilities allow attackers to take full control of users' systems

Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says

OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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EFF Lays Out Plan to End Online Harassment

The Electronic Frontier Foundation spells out its stance on online harassment in the wake of #GamerGate, but the path forward won't be easy.

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Apple Blocks Tool That Brute-Forces iCloud Passwords

The tool allowed attackers to try a large number of passwords for Apple ID accounts

Gogo inspects secure Web traffic in attempt to limit in-flight video streaming

In-flight Internet provider Gogo replaces the HTTPS certificates on sites like YouTube with self-signed ones

Forgotten subdomains boost risk of account hijacking, other attacks

Some sites have subdomains pointed at old domains that have long expired and can be registered by attackers

Vodafone blocks Chaos Computer Club site, fueling 'Net censorship concerns in UK

Over-blocking is a common issue with Internet filters run by ISPs in the U.K., digital rights group says

Syrian Electronic Army posts hacking message on several news sites

The group reportedly hijacked the DNS settings for Gigya, a customer management platform

Over 23,000 Web servers infected with CryptoPHP backdoor

The backdoor script is distributed through pirated plug-ins and themes for WorPress, Joomla and Drupal

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Watch Out for These 3 Holiday Shopping Scams

The holiday shopping season is also the holiday scamming season. Whether you shop online or at the mall, be mindful of these three types of scams.

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