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May, 2010

  • 6 May

    What You Should Know About SSL Certificates

    SSL certificates allow website owners to provide something like a badge of authenticity to their users. In theory a website with a valid certificate should be trustworthy and secure. By default, web browsers will recognize a number of certificate authorities, companies that sell annual certificates and verify them. Depending on …

March, 2010

  • 5 March

    Severe OpenSSL security vulnerability announced

    Web server administrators should take notice of a “severe” vulnerability that computer scientists have discovered in OpenSSL, the free and open source encryption software package for Linux and Unix-like systems. The bug is in OpenSSL’s cryptographic library and vulnerability allows attackers to retrieve a server’s cryptographic key, leaving any secure …

June, 2009

  • 24 June

    When you need SSL and when you don't

    Most web hosts offer some form of SSL in at least some of their hosting packages. Many users are confused about when it is necessary to have SSL, when it is optional, and when they do not need it at all. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is essentially …