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Replacement of some SSL certificates for O’Brien Media hosting clients

We have been notified that one of our suppliers of a recently discovered a bug in the Let's Encrypt certificate authority code, described here and covered by BBC News on their website today, 4th March. Unfortunately, this means we need to replace the certificates that were affected by this bug, which includes a number of certificates issued between January 28th and February 29th. To avoid...
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Bad news for the SSL good-guys (Three quarters of all phishing sites now use SSL)

The total number of phishing sites detected by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) worldwide in October through December 2019 was 162,155, following the all-time-high of 266,387 attacks recorded in July through September 2019. Most menacing, however, were targeting trends exhibited by cybercrime gangs focusing on: users of web-hosted email and social media to multiply the numbers of potential...
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Google to mark HTTP pages as “not secure” from July 2018

How secure is your website? If you’re collecting sensitive customer information like passwords or credit card information, or even if you've got a contact form that can be used by customer to send you messages what are you doing to ensure and reassure customers their information is safe with your business? What’s HTTPS? HTTPS is the acronym for Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. It is a...
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