All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘SSL’

eBay Restricts Shopping From Old Web Browsers

eBay announced that in an effort to make shopping more secure, it will restrict site access through older versions of web browsers. This is largely in response to the POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability recently discovered by Google. The company says in a blog post: We have decided to restrict the use of an outdated Internet security protocol, SSL 3.0, because …

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Is Google’s Paid Search Query Removal Worth Panicking About?

Google announced that it is extending its secure search efforts to paid search, and that it will remove queries from referers on ad clicks originating from SSL searches on Google.com. In other words, the reason you’ve been seeing keywords “not provided” in Google Analytics now applies to Google ads. What do you think of Google’s decision to extend this to …

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Yahoo Explains How It’s Making All Its Properties More Secure

Last fall, Yahoo announced that it would turn on SSL/HTTPS encryption for Yahoo Mail this year, which it did in January. The following month, they added it to Tumblr. Yahoo has now posted an update on its ongoing encryption efforts. It says that traffic moving between the company’s data centers is now full encrypted as of March 31st. In addition …

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Yahoo Adds SSL Encryption To Tumblr

Tumblr announced that users can now enable SSL security. This comes after Yahoo announced late last year that it would encrypt all info that moves between its data centers by the end of the first quarter. Enabling the option isn’t exactly encrypting all data, but at least it’s a start for the massively popular blogging service. The Tumblr staff blog …

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Secure Search Is Now On Bing, But It’s Completely Optional For Now

In September of last year, Google began to enable secure search for those who weren’t signed into a Google account. It was seemingly part of an effort to encrypt more of its traffic from the prying eyes of the NSA, but some felt that Google was only doing it to bring more people into its AdWords platform. At least you …

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Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security

Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.” Yahoo has not been making the best headlines in the realms of Yahoo Mail or security lately, but now, they’ve …

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Google Cranks Up ‘Not Provided’ Keywords, Says Ads Aren’t The Reason

It looks like the percentage of keywords that are listed as “not provided” in your Google Analytics account is going to keep going up, as Google is reportedly moving to switch all users to secure search regardless of whether or not they’re signed in. Have you noticed an increase in the amount of keywords that are labeled as not provided? …

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Chrome 25 Gets Encrypted Search For Users Who Aren’t Signed In

This week, Google launched Chrome 25 in beta. The big feature that got most of the attention was the speech recognition. This version of the browser also encrypts searches from the omnibox for users that aren’t signed in, just as it does for those who are. “Serving content over SSL provides users with a more secure and private search experience,” …

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Safari Makes Google Searches Encrypted, Distorts Analytics

Mobile Google searches are more secure from Safari on iOS 6 than they were in previous versions of iOS or from other mobile browsers. Apple is reportedly routing Google searches through the SSL version of Google, which Google made the default experience for signed in users from the desktop last year. This makes searching more secure, and ncreases privacy. At …

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Firefox Nightly Making Small Changes To Site-Identity

You know how Firefox adds that little favicon site-identifier in the address bar? Firefox is about to make some changes to that to make Web sites more secure for users. Jared Wein, a software engineer at Mozilla, announced on his personal blog some changes coming to site-identity. He points out how Firefox has always included the little lock favicon on …

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Google Expands Encrypted Search Worldwide

Last year, Google announced the launch of encrypted search by default for signed in users. http://www.google.com became https://www.google.com. Now, Google is expanding this throughout the world. Google software engineer posted a quick message to the company’s Inside Search blog: Several months ago we made a change to our default search experience on google.com — when you’re signed into Google, we add SSL encryption to …

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