Web Design & Programming

13 Year old SSL weakness exploited

03-28-2015

13-year-old SSL/TLS Weakness Exposing Sensitive Data in Plain Text

The most popular and widely used encryption scheme has been found to be weaker with the disclosure of a new attack that could allow attackers to steal credit card numbers, passwords and other sensitive data from transmissions protected by SSL (secure sockets layer) and TLS (transport layer security) protocols.

The attack leverages a 13-year-old weakness in the less secure Rivest Cipher 4 (RC4) encryption algorithm, which is the most commonly used stream cipher for protecting 30 percent of TLS traffic on the Internet today.

BAR-MITZVAH ATTACK

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Is your website down?

03-26-2015

So, did you ever wonder if your website was down?  Did you know that most people don't know that there website is down until someone calls and tells them?  It happens all of the time, there can be a number of reason why a website might go down, such as a domain issue, hosting problem, developer/client mistake...  All of those reasons might not generate an error with a remote monitoring software that checks if the website is up.

So, what can we do?

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Video on your website

03-12-2015

I heard something interesting from a local SEO group.  A group, I might add, that really pushes video on websites.   One of the presenters was talking about how important video was for website and she said that she personally would never watch a video on a website.   I know how she feels, when I am looking for something like instructions, or information, I would never watch a video to get an answer.  Think about it.  It takes 5 minutes to watch a video that may or may not have what you are looking for, and 10 seconds to scan a page of text and to find what I need and solve my issue or know what to look for in my quest to find an answer.

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