Most websites employ a simple authentication mechanism generally consisting of a username and a password. While this method is certainly acceptable and secure for most applications, I want to take a minute to explore a more complex and, if employed correctly, more secure method of authenticating a user to a […]

Secure client authentication with php-cert-auth

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Following the release of our extension allowing Chrome users to quickly shorten URLs using the cloud-backed security of the service, we are pleased to announce the release of an add-on which allows Firefox users to quickly and securely shorten URLs to share with others. To download and install this […]

McAfee Secure URL Shortener Firefox Add-on

Google was recently hit by an exploit McAfee has named “Aurora”. This exploit involves all versions of Internet Explorer (though version 6 is getting most of the attention) which has prompted the governments of France and Germany to warn it’s citizens not to use Internet Explorer at all. Microsoft initially tried to claim […]

Governments calling citizens to ditch Internet Explorer

An analysis of 32million leaked passwords provided some interesting insights into the password selection practices of users. Among the key findings are: The shortness and simplicity of passwords means many users select credentials that will make them susceptible to basic forms of cyber attacks known as “brute force attacks.” Nearly […]

Passwords revisited