New, stronger crypto standard lacks backward compatibility

by • 6 years ago

The Internet Engineering Task Force is on the verge of approving a new standard for encrypted internet traffic that will make the web a safer place to shop, bank and browse — but which will also break a lot of old stuff.

Big tech companies unite to vet vendor cybersecurity

by • 6 years ago

Some of the world's largest technology companies, including Uber, AirBnB, Square and Twitter, are joining forces to benchmark the cybersecurity standards of companies they do business with.

Apple joins the rush to kill off outdated crypto

by • 6 years ago

Apple's latest upgrades — Mac OS Sierra and iOS 10 — will remove point-to-point tunneling protocol VPN connections, and won't allow Secure Sockets Layer version 3 connections or the use of RC4 encryption.