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EFF Proposes New Method to Strengthen Public Key Infrastructure
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EFF Proposes New Method to Strengthen Public Key Infrastructure

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has proposed an extension to the current Secure Sockets Layer chain of trust that aims to improve the security of HTTPS and other...

Researchers Defeat CAPTCHA on Popular Web Sites
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Researchers Defeat CAPTCHA on Popular Web Sites

Stanford University researchers have developed an automated tool that can decipher Completely Automated Public Turing tests to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs)...

U.s., Russia Slowly Improve Cybersecurity Cooperation
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U.s., Russia Slowly Improve Cybersecurity Cooperation

Cooperation between the United States and Russia on cybersecurity issues is gradually improving, as indicated by increasing interaction between experts at events...

European Security Group Issues Warning on HTML5
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European Security Group Issues Warning on HTML5

New standards under development as part of HTML5 neglect important security issues, according to a European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) report...

U.s. Hails Progress With Russia on Cybersecurity
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U.s. Hails Progress With Russia on Cybersecurity

The United States and Russia are collaborating to lower the chances of a cybersecurity incident that could potentially harm relations between the two nations, according...

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Google Builds Developer Tool to Flag Web App Vulnerabilities

Google has released DOM Snitch, an experimental extension for its Chrome browser that enables developers to scan Web applications and flag code that could be exploited...

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Planetlab Creates a More Advanced Sudo

A new program from Princeton University stands to give data center administrators far greater control over what end users can and cannot access on a computer. 

China Demands New Pcs Have Web Site-Blocking Software
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China Demands New Pcs Have Web Site-Blocking Software

China will require that Web filtering software be included with all computers sold in the country, another step up in its efforts to control pornography and other...

Researchers Sniff Pc Keyboard Strokes From Thin Air
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Researchers Sniff Pc Keyboard Strokes From Thin Air

Research teams from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland and Inverse Path say they have discovered new techniques to read what a person is...

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Government Cyberattacks Militarize the Web

Distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks are now being used by governments as another way to counter opposition, warns Arbor Networks senior security researcher...

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Proposed Law Might Make Wi-Fi ­Users Help Cops

Congressional Republicans have introduced the Internet Security Act, legislation in the U.S. House and Senate that would require Internet service providers (ISPs)...
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