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Bing Ads Introduce EV SSL Certificates and Two Step Verification

September 24, 2013

In an attempt to provide better internet security and filter ads to display relevant, safe ones, Bing the search engine provider from Microsoft has revealed their plans to introduce EV SSL certificate and two step verification process. The division which will see these implementations primarily will be Bing Ads, the advertisement department of the search engine provider.

Malware ads are being the primary source of infection and intrusion attempts by unidentified hackers from around the globe. The only way to bring them under control is to strict policies on advertisements and stop from spam or misleading ads targeting users to the wrong websites. Bing Ads will take up this measure which mandatorily requires users to clear the two step verification process while accessing their ads from microsoft account. Besides, extended validation certificates will ensure the identity of the organizations that propose to place an advertisement to the search engine.

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Trend of Using SSL Certificates By Growing Brands

September 23, 2013

Eventhough, big brands are the safest ones to deal with, the level of security and assurance that they give is much more reliable than new brands who are busy testing waters in the market. In their bid to make more money and earn consumers, they forget the key element that integrity and reliable factors play a vital role in developing an organization. Using SSL certificates is not for established brands and organizations but it is mandatory even for a company which is taking its first step into the world of online merchant selling. Consumers need assurance that they are dealing with professionals in the first place. Sharing credit card and personal information is not something that one will readily do unless you show them that encryption is being implemented in your website.

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Enterprise Level Security Against Malware and Virus

September 20, 2013

Keeping an enterprise network secure is a complex task where productivity should be retained while freedom to access programs should be limited so as to avoid unwanted intrusions. While EV SSL also known as extended validation certificate is being used on websites to secure and encrypt private data transactions, networks rely on other form of tools to safeguard themselves. First of all, people in the security industry should know the difference between malware and virus. The different threats are entirely unique from one another and malware actually refers to malicious software. The word malicious refers to a piece of code which can infect your computer. In modern trend, it also refers to any code that is not only capable of affecting a computer but any other device including a smartphone, tablet or similar connected devices. It forces you to do things which no ordinary user will do.

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Hidden Lynx Group Hacks For Best Bounty

September 19, 2013

Hacking is becoming a trend and a profession for people who just can’t get enough of adrenaline in a regular job. Multiple hacker groups work from around the globe and usually their country of origin is always hidden. Sometimes, the best even hail from different places but unite with the sole motive to prove their prowess and Hidden Lynx, a hacking group is one such team which is considered far more notorious than others. Security experts revealed that they managed to bypass even tough SSL Certificate and other security measures to hack government websites in almost all major countries including South Korea and USA. The group is also said to be working for the highest bidder who offers them best bounty and help them in bringing down any digital establishment as per requirement. They use sophisticated tactics and some excellent tools which are not readily accessible for every hacker group even though they prevail everywhere.

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Microsoft Internet Explorer Patched, Zero Day Attack Averted

September 18, 2013

A critical bug in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been exploited by hackers and the security experts opine that these issues can easily lead the browser to zero day attacks. The software developer was quick to respond and released a patch fix for their default browser which will not only fix the identified bugs but also support better SSL Certificate incorporation for every website. Instead of releasing a full fledged patch, Microsoft chose to go for a Fixit tool that will temporarily bring the issue under hold. Even though, this doesn’t directly affect servers in websites are hosted, chances are high that users relying on the browser will get affected. It is a remote code execution which in common terms means the hacker can remotely execute the said injection so as to make easy way for his intrusion into a third party computer or network.

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Microsoft Recalls Outlook Update, Patch Flaws Still Prevalent

September 17, 2013

Companies and software developers release patches so as to fix bugs, vulnerabilities making sure that their consumers are satisfied. These updates are meant to enhance user experience and hold an integral place similar to that of a new software being introduced. But, Microsoft repeatedly lost in this area because their new patch updated failed. While SSL Certificate is used for web security, individual developers are supposed to fix their own security issues. The company was forced to recall and revise their strategy because the patch release fixed something that was working right in the first place. Patch Tuesday is Microsoft practice because the company has a habit of releasing patches on the same day every month which is supposed to help users identify their issues and rectify them by simply installing the update.

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SSL Certificate, Java And Internet Security Issues

September 16, 2013

Every malware attack which is known these days arise from the vulnerabilities found in Java, secure certificates or Flash players. Even though at first, it might seem that companies are not so concerned about internet security which is why consumers are getting affected by malware threats, it is the carelessness in updating content that leads to hacking attempts. SSL Certificate or secure sockets layer cert is considered the best protection against host intrusion, malware injection or virus insertion attempts. They are issued only after proper verification and the certificate authorities are allowed to joing the CAB or certificate authority browser forum only after being thoroughly verified. Similarly, studies revealed that only 19% of business computers are running the latest Java 7 versions while majority of the rest are using Java 6 or even older versions. Oracle, the developers of Java can hardly taker responsibility for this issue because it is an individual owners decision to update periodically.

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WordPress Open Source Blogging Platform Security Updates

September 13, 2013

Almost half of the entire world population works with WordPress because it is not only the most popular blogging platform but is also highly secure, easy to use and comes with variety of templates that users can customize. The open source community is now busy updating with SSL Certificate upgrades and other security measures to ensure that private data is kept safe. In recent times, the number of hacking attempts and malware distribution is on the rise. While on one side there is NSA surveillance issues, there’s another where attackers are always prowling the web trying to find unsuspecting victims to inject malware into their computers. Website owners trust SSL Certificate to be the most reliable method of encryption and security. It is without a doubt the secure sockets layer had always proven its mettle except for attacks that took place mainly because of missed security updates at user end.

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Google Adopts SSL Certificate Encryption To Avoid Surveillance

September 11, 2013

Enterprises should consider using SSL Certificate to encrypt data the right way and keep their website secure from other trespassing users. This claim is now confirmed by Google when the search engine company announced their attempt create better encryption solutions for all their online data transactions. Besides, they also confirmed that no backdoors or access will be provided to the NSA which is an attempt to prove that the company looks forward to support their loyal customers. Even though, every tech company is willing to provide data for the purpose of safety, it is constant surveillance and unauthorized instant access to database that annoys consumers. The public pays for the internet and expects to be more secure while maintaining the privacy levels. Encryption is an excellent method which is made easy with SSL Certificate on websites. The cert will take care of the process.

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Learn What Is Free SSL and Its Benefits

September 6, 2013

Consumers and website owners should know the real definition of SSL certificates. Most of them are unaware of the fact that using such encryption certs are mandatory for a website where personal or financial information is being collected. Before stepping into the paid versions, using free ssl can provide an idea of what to expect when using these security solutions. Websites which have the secure golden padlock tool displayed in it will witness better conversion rates and customers who are aware of security measures will always look for this assurance before providing their personal information. Integrating free ssl provided by a reputed certificate authority is easier because the provider will support the website owner with technical details and help them upload the certificate the right way.

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