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Short News: OpenSSL…”FREAK” attack

And once again an OpenSSL vulnerability has been disclosed. It was disclosed by Karthikeyan Bhargavan and the mitLS team. As every vulnerability needs a fancy name these days, this one is called FREAK attack. The vulnerability allows attackers to intercept HTTPS connections between vulnerable clients and servers and force them to use ‘export-grade’ cryptography, which can then be […]

Lenovos Superfish security nightmare.

Software pre-installed by the hardware manufacturer is rarely useful. That’s nothing new. Most system administrators are re-installing notebooks and computers before they’re using them.  This is probably the reason that this security nightmare has not been discovered before. Lenovo is a known brand for its business notebooks. Chris Palmer, a developer working for Google on […]