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January 30, 2018
Experts urge users to patch a new Cisco ASA vulnerability that earned the most critical CVSS score of 10.0 and could lead to remote code execution and denial-of-service attacks.
January 17, 2018
Cloudflare takes inspiration from Google's BeyondCorp with a new service called Cloudflare Access, which aims to replace corporate VPNs and embrace perimeter-less security.
February 27, 2017
After Google rolled out the latest version of Chrome, Blue Coat proxy software issues prompt rollback of TLS 1.3 support in latest version of Chrome browser.
October 13, 2016
Academic researchers show how to place undetectable encryption backdoors in cryptographic keys and passively decrypt data, which could undermine confidence in certain algorithms.
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SSH, also known as Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell, is a network protocol that gives users, particularly system administrators, a secure way to access a computer over an unsecured network. Continue Reading
IPsec, also known as the Internet Protocol Security or IP Security protocol, defines the architecture for security services for IP network traffic. Continue Reading
An SSL VPN is a type of virtual private network that uses the Secure Sockets Layer protocol -- or, more often, its successor, the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol -- in standard web browsers to provide secure, remote-access VPN capability. Continue Reading
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Expert Karen Scarfone takes a look at the OpenVPN Access Server SSL VPN for securing network traffic by providing encrypted tunnels to the enterprise. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone takes a look at the Pulse Connect Secure series of SSL VPNs for securing the connection between clients and networks through encrypted tunnels. Continue Reading
The SonicWALL SSL VPN protects remote client devices by creating a secure connection to enterprise networks, with many options for customized security features. Continue Reading
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A new threat named VPNFilter was discovered by cybersecurity researchers after home and office routers were compromised. Learn how this malware works with Judith Myerson. Continue Reading
HEIST, a new HTTP/2 protocol exploit, can steal encrypted content from HTTPS traffic. Expert Michael Cobb explains how this attack works and how to stop it. Continue Reading
An HTTPS session with a reused nonce is vulnerable to the Forbidden attack. Expert Nick Lewis explains how the attack works, and how to properly secure HTTPS-authenticated sites. Continue Reading
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A buffer underflow was found to be caused by a vulnerability in strongSwan's open source VPN. Learn how this is possible and how attackers can exploit it with Judith Myerson. Continue Reading
VPN vulnerabilities in products from popular vendors were recently found to enable serious threats. Discover how detrimental these threats are and alternatives to the use of VPNs. Continue Reading
The BENIGNCERTAIN exploit affects certain versions of Cisco systems using the IKEv1 protocol. Expert Nick Lewis explains what the protocol does and how the vulnerability works. Continue Reading